main imageD-MACHINE

Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Black Panther (T'Challa)

User/Possessors: Black Panther (T’Challa), Captain America (Steve Rogers)

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

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The D-Machine was designed to transport its user into another dimension using a large amount of energy intake. It was also equipped with a force field to allow only the user inside the field to be transported and to keep the Machine's energy intake contained within the Machine itself.


(Avengers I#76) – In an attempt to rescue the Scarlet Witch and defeat the Polemachus native Arkon, the Black Panther hastily designed the D-Machine, a device to traverse dimensions. Upon its completion, the Black Panther tested the device on himself, with Captain America at the controls. As Quicksilver and the Vision watched, the Black Panther ordered Cap to hit the power switch and the D-Machine began to absorb the ambient energy around it. Contained with the D-Machine's force field, the Black Panther was bombarded by the D-Machine's harsh energy intake and he quickly realized that the D-Machine's power supply was too unstable. Quicksilver hastily tried to rescue the Black Panther but was deflected by the D-Machine's force field, eventually forcing Captain America to use his shield to destroy the D-Machine's controls and free the Black Panther. Deciding that the D-Machine was too unstable, the Avengers abandoned the destroyed Machine in favor of another option that they would need time to come up with.



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

Profile by Proto-Man.

The D-Machine has no known connections to

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Avengers I#76, p1, splash page (The D-Machine, with Captain America at the controls, main image)
Avengers I#76, p2, pan2 (Black Panther inside the D-Machine’s energy field, supplemental image)

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

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Last Updated: 02/07/13

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