Fantastic Four #5 [Regular Edition]
(July 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1962-04-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #116, 200, 358)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.


Meet... Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a turn of this dial, I shall destroy the four of you forever!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage

Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-735
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fantastic Four!! Hah!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis
Doctor Doom takes the Invisible Girl hostage to insure her teammates' obedience.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; chess; flareguns; helicopters

Part 2 Back to the Past! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-735
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's taking Sue aboard his ship!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis
Doctor Doom brings the FF to his castle stronghold in the USA. There he sends the Torch, the Thing and Mr. Fantastic back in time to retrieve the pirate Blackbeard's treasure.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; bondage; castles; Dr. Doom's time machine; helicopters; pirates; time travel

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Doctor Doom's time machine.

Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-735
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hours later, the Thing is first to awaken...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]
Synopsis
The Thing takes command of a sailing ship in the era of the pirate Blackbeard.
Reprints
Keywords
pirates; sailing ships; swords; telescopes; time travel

Part 4 Battle! (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-735
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (his hand only)
Synopsis
The Thing takes on the role of Blackbeard the Pirate and wishes to remain in the past.
Reprints
Keywords
jewelry; pirates; rowboats; sailing ships; shipwrecks; swords; time travel; treasure chests

Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-735
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look!! Floating in the air, above us!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Doctor Doom's robot
Synopsis
Doom tries to kill the FF when they return from the past, but Invisible Girl saves them. Doom escapes with his jetpack.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; castles; Dr. Doom's time machine; jetpacks; robots; time travel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Four Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Roy Thomas, Mike Randall, Rick McGuire, Scotty Smith, William J. Marcolongo, Roger Mann, Harold McIntosh, Cruz Jiminez, William Frazier, and Ronn Foss.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet... Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Part 2 Back to the Past!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Part 4 Battle!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
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