Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unidentified S.H.I.E.L.D. technicians (see comments)

User/Possessors: Jasper Sitwell, Nick Fury

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#156/1 (May, 1967)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: When ingested, the Transparency Capsule could render a person transparent for sixty seconds.




(Strange Tales I#156/1) - Agent Jasper Sitwell was displaying a trio of ultra-devices created by S.H.I.E.L.D. technos to Dum-Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones. After demonstrating the Spy-Ray Lens and an Incendiary Disc, he swallowed a Transparency Capsule and faded away.

(Strange Tales I#157/1) - While on Hydra Island, Nick Fury was captured and sentanced to be executed, but he swallowed a Transparency Capsule, turned invisible, and tricked Hydra into releasing him.






Comments: Created by Jim Steranko (writer and artist).

The exact nature of the Transparency Capsule is unknown -- possibly it was a digestible electronic device and may have been developed by the same technician who built the Tri-di-roentgen hand-gun.

Profile by John Kaminski


The Transparency Capsule has no known connections to

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Strange Tales I#156, p3, pan5 (Sitwell swallowing pill)

p3, pan6 (Sitwell fading away)

Strange Tales I#156-157 (May-June, 1967) - Jim Steranko (writer/artist), Stan Lee (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 06/07/04

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