Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unidentified SHIELD technicians

User/Possessors: Unidentified SHIELD technician

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#148/1 (September, 1966)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The tri-di-roentgen hand-gun was a device that projected harmless 3-D x-rays which could render objects and/or living beings transparent.

Initially built in a crude model form, it was later modified into a portable hand-gun.




(Strange Tales I#148/1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, a SHIELD technician had developed a crude model of the tri-di-roentgen device. Acting on a suggestion from Agent Jasper Sitwell, the technician used the most advanced techniques to further collapse the device down into a smaller package -- a portable hand-gun.

(Strange Tales I#148/1) - While Nick Fury was touring a heavily-guarded laboratory in SHIELD's ordnance division, he inquired to the technician about the crude model's function. The technician then demonstrated the hand-gun on Fury, temporarily turning him into a transparent "living skeleton". After he returned to normal, Fury sarcastically suggested to the technician to "keep miniaturizing that thing...and when it's the size of a pill...SWALLOW it and FORGET it!"






Comments: Created by Jack Kirby (scripter) and Don Heck (artist).

Maybe the tri-di-roentgen technology was later modified and spun-off to create other similar devices such as the Spy-Ray Lens and the Spectre-Suit.

And maybe that technician got an idea from Fury's "advice" and went on to further modify the device into the Transparency Capsule.

Profile by John Kaminski


The Tri-di-roentgen hand-gun has no known connections to

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Strange Tales I#148, p5, pan3 (hand-gun used on Nick Fury)

p5, pan1 (original model and techinician)

Strange Tales I#148 (September, 1966) - Jack Kirby (writer/layouts), Don Heck (artist), Stan Lee (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 06/07/04

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