Classification: Terrestrial device

Creator: Iron Man (Tony Stark)

User/Possessors: Iron Man (Tony Stark)

First Appearance: Avengers I#86 (March, 1971)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Interdimensional Scanner was designed to scan the multiverse for myriad alternate realities and project them onto a video screen, allowing the device’s user to observe other realities.


(Avengers I#86) – Attempting to locate their missing teammates, Iron Man activated the Interdimensional Scanner and began searching alternate realities that Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision could be on. Eventually locating their teammates on the alternate Earth-712, Iron Man had Thor conjure up a dimensional portal to Earth-712 and the missing Avengers were whisked away from Earth-712 back to Earth-616. Upon their return to their native world, the missing Avengers decided to join their teammates for coffee, leaving Vision behind to ponder whether they had truly arrived on Earth-616 or some other alternate reality that was identical to their own.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema and Jim Mooney.

The Interdimensional Scanner was not identified by name until the Official Marvel Index to the Avengers I#4 (December, 1987). Given its size, it is probably behind the scenes in every appearance of Avengers Mansion from Avengers I#86 until the Mansion’s later destruction. Then again, it’s just as possible that Iron Man could have dismantled it at some point and put something else in its location within Avengers Mansion ... the world may never know.

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Avengers I#86, p20, pan2 (Interdimensional Scanner, main image)

Other Appearances:
Avengers I#86 (March, 1971) – Roy Thomas (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

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Last Updated: 03/27/13

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