What If...? #5 [Direct]
(November 1989)

Marvel, 1989 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989-07-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Craig Anderson (editor); Renée Witterstaetter (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

What If... the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino (signed)
Inks
Sam de la Rosa (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; Wonder Man]

Prologue (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [the Beast; the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; the Wasp] (flashback); Baron Zemo (flashback); Ultron (flashback); the Watcher (story host)

What If Wonder Man Had Not Died? (part 1) (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant Man; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; Tigra (flashback); the Vision (flashback); the Wasp; Wonder Man]; Dr. Doom; the Grim Reaper; Hercules; Magneto; the Mandarin; the Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo; the Enchantress; the Executioner] (flashback); Spider-Man (robot); the Swordsman; the Watcher (story host); the X-Men [Angel; the Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl]
Synopsis
Wonder Man helps the Avengers and does not "die".

Indexer Notes

The story branches off from The Avengers #9 (October 1964).

What If the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (part 2) (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Henry Pym; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Wasp; Wonder Man]; Ultron (also in the android body of the Vision); the Watcher (story host)
Synopsis
With Wonder Man alive, Ultron puts himself into the Vision.

Indexer Notes

Based on Avengers #57-58 (October-November 1968).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

What Now [Marvel] / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #2.

What If the Incredible Hulk -- Instead of Becoming a Legbreaker in Las Vegas -- Had Become a High School Monitor? (Table of Contents: 5)

The Hulk / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
John Rozum
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek
Inks
Chris Ivy
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
the Hulk

Indexer Notes

Panel.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If... the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. Prologue
    The Avengers [superhero]
  3. 2. What If Wonder Man Had Not Died? (part 1)
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. What If the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (part 2)
    The Avengers [superhero]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    What Now [Marvel]
  6. 5. What If the Incredible Hulk -- Instead of Becoming a Legbreaker in Las Vegas -- Had Become a High School Monitor?
    The Hulk
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