ULTRA-REJUVENATOR

Classification: Terrestrial machine

Creator: Yellowjacket (Hank Pym)

User/Possessors: The Avengers (Goliath/Clint Barton, Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Janet Pym, Yellowjacket/Hank Pym), Tony Stark

First Appearance: (mentioned): Iron Man I#18 (October, 1969)
(seen): Avengers I#69 (October, 1969)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Ultra-Rejuvenator was a life support machine used to keep those close to death alive. It was not capable of keeping users alive indefinitely but it could forestall the effects of death on a person's body.

History: (Iron Man I#19 (fb) - BTS) - The Ultra-Rejuvenator life support machine was created by Dr. Henry Pym.

(Iron Man I#18 - BTS) - When Iron Man (in his original armor) nearly died battling a Tony Stark LMD wearing Iron Man's modern armor, Vision, who had been summoned to the scene of the fight with the Avengers, suggested that Stark may yet live despite his heart stopping and Yellowjacket quickly picked up that Vision was suggested they use the Ultra-Rejuvenator. The Avengers then rushed Tony Stark to the Avengers headquarters, discussing how the Ultra-Rejuvenator could potentially spark someone back to life by keeping the heart beating as long as the person remained connected to the machine and how they might be able to keep Stark alive long enough for a miracle to save his life.

(Iron Man I#19 (fb) - BTS) - Tony Stark was moved to the Municpal Hospital, where the Avengers' Ultra-Rejuvenator continued keeping Stark alive.

(Avengers I#69) - The Avengers visited Tony Stark as he lay within the Ultra-Rejuvenator and Thor soon arrived with specialist Dr. Jose Santini. Vision quickly informed Dr. Santini that their Ultra-Rejuvenator had kept Tony Stark alive up until that point but Stark was swiftly fading and the Ultra-Rejuvenator could no longer keep Stark alive.

(Iron Man I#19 - BTS) - Eventually, the final hour approached that the Ultra-Rejuvenator could keep Stark living and Dr. Jose Santini attempted to permanently save Stark's life by performing surgery by rebuilding Stark's heart using synthetic tissue. Following the successful surgery, Dr. Santini informed Stark that thanks to the Avengers' Ultra-Rejuvenator, Stark was healing at a fantastic rate.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger.

Either the Ultra-Rejuvenator resembled ordinary hospital life support machinery or it was not actually seen in-story and Vision misspoke with he said the machine had kept Stark alive until that point, actually meaning that it had kept Stark alive until Stark was taken to a hospital. I choose to think that the Ultra-Rejuvenator just resembled actual hospital machinery but it was perhaps more sophisticated and high-tech.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Ultra-Rejuvenator should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Avengers I#69, p2, pan4 (Tony Stark within the Ultra-Rejuvenator, main image)
Avengers I#69, p2, pan2 (closeup of Stark within the Ultra-Rejuvenator)


Appearances:
Iron Man I#18 (October, 1969) - Archie Goodwin (writer), George Tuska (pencils), Johnny Craig (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#69 (October, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Iron Man I#19 (November, 1969) - Archie Goodwin (writer), George Tuska (pencils), Johnny Craig (inks), Stan Lee (editor)


Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 01/15/18

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