Classification: Terrestrial vehicle
User/Possessors: The Avengers (Black Panther (T’Challa), Goliath (Hank Pym), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)), Vision
First Appearance: Avengers I#57 (October, 1968)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Air-Cruiser was a vehicle capable of flight via VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) technology. It could house at least five passengers.
(Avengers I#57) – While tracking down the Vision’s villianous master Ultron, the Avengers and Vision flew to Ultron’s tenement headquarters in their latest aircraft, a presumably modified Aero-Car that was called the Air-Cruiser. Touching down on the roof of the tenement headquarters, the Avengers left the Air-Cruiser to venture inside the tenement.
(Official Marvel Index to the Avengers I#3 (fb) - BTS) – The Air-Cruiser was likely replaced by or remodeled into a Quinjet.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils) and George Klein (inks).
The Air-Cruiser’s status as a possibly modified Aero-Car was mentioned in the Official Marvel Index to the Avengers I#3 and further mentioned in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 1. The Official Marvel Index to the Avengers I#3 mentioned that the Air-Cruiser was part of a series of general aircraft improvements by the Avengers which soon resulted in the Aerocraft and almost immediately after, the finalized Quinjets. It also mentioned that the Air-Cruiser was probably replaced or remodeled into a Quinjet.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Air-Cruiser has no known connections to
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Avengers I#57, p13, pan2 (Air-Cruiser, main image)
Avengers I#57, p13, pan3 (Air-Cruiser landing)
Avengers I#57 (October, 1968) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), George Klein (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Official Marvel Index to the Avengers I#3 (October, 1987) – George Olshevsky (compiler, designer, typographer), Craig Anderson (editor)
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Last Updated: 01/20/13
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