Classification: Terrestrial technology
Creator: Fixer (Paul Norbert Ebersol)
User/Possessors: Fixer, Mentallo
First Appearance: Strange Tales I#142/1 (April, 1966)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The electronic components of the mask altered the cerebellar pattern of an individual's brain, compelling him to obey each and every order given to him.
(Strange Tales I#142/1 - BTS) - The Electronic Mask was created by the Fixer when he formed a partnership with Mentallo and the two subversives conspired to take over SHIELD.
(Strange Tales I#142/2) - Mentallo and the Fixer invaded SHIELD headquarters, easily making their way past all the automated defenses. They were finally opposed by a team of agents led by Nick Fury. After paralyzing the entire strike-force with "Element Z," they removed Fury's protective helmet and placed the Electronic Mask over his face, making him their slave.
(Strange Tales I#143) - The Fixer and Mentallo commanded Fury to sit at a table with a miniature H-bomb upon it. After securing Fury's wrists to the bomb, they removed the Electronic Mask.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Mike Esposito.
It seems to me like Mentallo and the Fixer never used the Electronic Mask to its full potential -- they just use it to avoid the inconvenience of lugging Nick Fury's carcass around... why not mass-produce 'em and create your own army of brain-slaves? (guess it's a good thing for the free-world that I chose to use my genius for good rather than evil)
In Marvel Two-in-One#26 (April, 1977), the Fixer introduced his Servo-Pods -- these were an updated version of the Electronic Mask, having much the same function, but with perfected micro-circuitry.
Profile by John Kaminski
The Electronic Mask has no known connection to:
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Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD I#18, Cover (Mentallo putting Electronic Mask on Fury)
Strange Tales I#143, p1, pan1 (Fury wearing Electronic Mask)
Starnge Tales I#143 (April, 1966) - Jack Kirby (plot/layouts), Stan Lee (script/editor), Howard Purcell (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks)
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD I#18 (March, 1971) - reprint
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
First Posted: 07/24/2008
Last Updated: 07/24/2008
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