Classification: Extradimensional technology
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#203 (September, 1976)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: An immense construct sunk within a subterranean shaft, the Dreadnought-Drill was plunged into the very heart of the world of K'ai.
Used in conjunction with the Essence Urn, its purpose was to create seismic tremors to kill the people of K'ai -- the life-forces of all those who had died in the quakes would then be collected in the Essence Urn, and would then be offered in sacrifice to Psyklop's dark gods, all as part of his scheme to win back their favor.
(Incredible Hulk II#203 (fb)) - Following his defeat by the Hulk (@ Incredible Hulk II#140), Psyklop's dark gods punished him for his failure by exiling him to the "micro-world" of K'ai. Psyklop spent months establishing a base on a remote mountain peak, creating machines that would ensure his comfort, and building a giant robot to assure his privacy.
(Incredible Hulk II#156 - BTS) - With his planet-spanning view scanners, Psyklop watched as the Hulk returned to K'ai to free its people from the evil Lord Visis. He later saw the Hulk grow too large for the world to contain him, and a single thrust of the Hulk's gigantic foot accidentally kicked K'ai from its orbit -- this would be the cause of a series of earthquakes that would plague the planet (although the simple-minded people of K'ai believed the quakes were due to the anger of their legendary Mountain God).
(Incredible Hulk II#203 (fb) - BTS) - When the quakes began to abate, Psyklop took steps to insure that this would not happen again and built the Dreadnought-Drill to increase the frequency and severity of the tremors.
(Incredible Hulk II#203) - After capturing the Hulk and Jarella, Psyklop put the Hulk under his hypnotic command, then showed Jarella the Dreadnought-Drill which was responsible for the deaths of so many of her subjects.
Comments: Created by Len Wein, Sal Buscema, and Joe Staton
Following the final defeat of Psyklop, the Dreadnought-Drill was apparently deactivated.
Profile by John Kaminski
The Dreadnought-Drill has no known connection to:
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Incredible Hulk II#203, p6, pan1 (Psyklop showing Jarella the Dreadnought-Drill)
Incredible Hulk II#203 (September, 1976) - Len Wein (writer/editor), Sal Buscema (pencils), Joe Staton (inks)
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First Posted: 06/07/2008
Last Updated: 06/07/2004
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