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 (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:

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

The 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

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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: 4) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazing Wrist Radio (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part 2 Back to the Past! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
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.

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

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part 4 Battle! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
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

Boys — 12 or Older — (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Now on Sale! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
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

Tiki Gods (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Greenwich Village Handicrafts / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reversible Auto Seat Covers (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Novel Mfg. Seat Covers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

2 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet... Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  3. 2. Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  5. 4. ["Insect Collecting Kit"]
    Honor House Products
  6. 5. Amazing Wrist Radio
    Honor House Products
  7. 6. Part 2 Back to the Past!
    The Fantastic Four
  8. 7. ["Ever think of the big money you could earn as an auto mechanic?"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  9. 8. Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard
    The Fantastic Four
  10. 9. ["1001 things you can get free"]
  11. 10. ["Save hundreds of dollars..."]
    Medford Products
  12. 11. Part 4 Battle!
    The Fantastic Four
  13. 12. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit
  14. 13. ["Giant 10-foot Inflatable boa constrictor"]
    Medford Products
  15. 14. Now on Sale!
    The Hulk
  16. 15. Shop by Mail
  17. 16. Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  18. 17. Tiki Gods
    Greenwich Village Handicrafts
  19. 18. Reversible Auto Seat Covers
    Novel Mfg. Seat Covers
  20. 19. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  21. 20. 2 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  22. 21. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
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