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)
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
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.
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)
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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