visi-rod-rigellian-shown VISI-ROD

Classification: Extraterrestrial (Rigellian) technology

Creator: Unidentified Rigellian(s)

Possessors: Rigellian Inspectors, at least

First AppearanceThor I#131 (August, 1966)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Visi-Rod is a hand-held rod that can render a relatively large object, such as Rigellian starship, invisible. Objects rendered invisible apparently stay that way until the Visi-Rod is used to make them visible again. 

Thor I#131 (fb) - BTS) - Traveling to Earth to evaluate Tana Nile's claim to Earth, a pair of Rigellian inspectors parked their ship on top of the Town Tower, Jane Foster'svisi-rod-rigellian-ship apartment building, rendering it invisible (presumably with their Visi-Rod), after which they convened with Tana Nile. 

(Thor I#131) - When Thor arrived, Tana used a Mind-Thrust to force him to his knees, but when he resisted that, one of the inspectors used a Proton Coagulation Ray at maximum intensity, sealing Thor in a proton cage.

    The inspectors then prepared to take Thor back to Rigel-3, hoping that by studying him, they could find a way to defeat the one within the Black Galaxy (Ego), the only other being to have resisted a mind-thrust. The inspectors used their Gravity Nullifier to transport the Proton Cage down the hallway. After they reached the roof top, one of the inspectors used the Visi-Rod to make their craft visible, while the other guided the proton cage into their ship via the gravity nullifier, and they departed for Rigel-3.

CommentsCreated by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Vince Colletta.

    It is possible that there are actually two devices, an Invisi-Rod and a Visi-Rod, but as the former was never mentioned, I'm just going with the Visi-Rod being used for both purposes.

    I don't have listings of appearances for all of the Rigellian technology, so I'll profile what I know, and as I go through all of the Rigellian appearances in the process of building a Rigellian profile, I'll add additional appearances as I find them. If you know of more, let me know...

Profile by Snood.

The Visi-Rod should be distinguished from:

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Thor I#131, pg. 12, panel 4-5 (activating Visi-Rod and space ship materializing)

Thor I#131 (August, 1966) - Smilin' Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jolly Jack Kirby (penciler), Vivacious Vince Colletta (inker)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 08/28/2022
Last updated: 08/28/2022

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