main imageATOM-SPHERE

Classification: Extradimensional device

Creator: The Grand Vizier

User/Possessors: Arkon, the Grand Vizier (the Old One)

First Appearance: Avengers I#76 (May, 1970)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Atom-Sphere was a small nuclear device built to destroy Earth.


(Avengers I#76) - Using knowledge plucked from the mind of a captive Earth nuclear physicist, the Polemachan Grand Vizier constructed the Atom-Sphere. When Arkon came to check on the Vizier’s progress in extracting the physicist’s knowledge, the Vizier revealed the fully constructed Atom-Sphere and explained that one needed only to hurl the Atom-Sphere at a target on Earth and the resulting explosion would illuminate Polemachus for centuries. Not concerned with Earth’s destruction, only for the continued safety of Polemachus, Arkon took the Atom-Sphere and placed in a safe location. When the Avengers arrived on Polemachus seeking to rescue the captive Scarlet Witch, Arkon quickly grabbed the Atom-Sphere and teleported to New York’s Empire State Building. Preparing to hurl the Atom-Sphere to the ground and destroy Earth, Arkon battled the pursuing Avengers but the battle was interrupted when the Vizier mentally contacted Arkon and informed him that Iron Man had devised a device capable of restoring Polemachus’ life-giving energy field. No longer needing to destroy to Earth to illuminate Polemachus, Arkon abandoned the battle and returned to his own dimension.



Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The Atom-Sphere has no known connections to

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Avengers I#76, p9, pan4 (Vizier holding Atom-Sphere, main image)
Avengers I#76, p16, pan3 (Arkon reaching for Atom-Sphere)

Avengers I#76 (May, 1970) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (art), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

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First Posted: 02/07/2013
Last Updated: 02/07/2013

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