The Incredible Hulk #5 [Regular Edition]
(January 1963)

Marvel, 1962 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1962-11-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing 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:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Beauty and the Beast! (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More powerful! More dangerous!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Tyrannus
Reprints

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beauty and the Beast! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-48
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our tale begins with the showing of top-secret army films in the home of General "Thunderbolt" Ross...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Tyrannus (introduction)
Synopsis
Underground overlord Tyrannus kidnaps Betty and lures the Hulk into his subterranean kingdom, forcing the Hulk to do his bidding to keep Betty safe. The jade giant is powerless until Rick frees Betty, thus leaving the Hulk free to bring the house down on Tyrannus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script credit provided by Stéphane Petit via the GCD errors list in an email dated November 28, 2007.

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

Padell Book Co. Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tiki Gods (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Balcony Products; Vacutex / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

The Hordes of General Fang! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Hulk / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited as D. Ayers)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (pages 1-7); Jon D'Agostino (pages 8-13)

Job Number
X-47
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Half-man, half-monster, the incredible Hulk noiselessly springs over unsuspecting towns as his unbelievably powerful legs propel his awesome form vast distances thru a series of powerful leaps!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; General Thunderbolt Ross; Sentinel Four; High Lama; General Fang (introduction); General Fang's Army; Abominable Snowman [Hulk]; U.S. Army
Synopsis
The Hulk thwarts a would-be Genghis Khan conqueror named General Fang from taking over the Asian province of Llhasa, and he only has to dress up as the Abominable Snowman once to do it.
Reprints
Keywords
Formosa; Llhasa

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script credit provided by Stéphane Petit via the GCD errors list in an email dated November 28, 2007.

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

Clyde Beatty / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys — 12 or Older — (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Perrywheel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Kissing Dolls (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Kissing Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Let's Talk about the Hulk / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
? (title font and panel background only)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Edgar Poone, John Jones, Larry Tucker, Bill Fife, Jane Atteberry, Lee Cohen, and Douglas Brady.

Printed between pages 8 and 9 of previous story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Magic Viewer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Accordions / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Men! Women! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Blair Quality Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beauty and the Beast!
    The Hulk
  2. 1. Shop by Mail
  3. 2. Beauty and the Beast!
    The Hulk
  4. 3. ["You can have the secret weapon!"]
    Padell Book Co. Books
  5. 4. Tiki Gods
    Greenwich Village Handicrafts
  6. 5. Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds
    Balcony Products; Vacutex
  7. 6. The Hordes of General Fang!
    The Hulk
  8. 7. ["Hey kids! Join the Clyde Beatty Tropical Animal Club of America and receive a free live pet!"]
    Clyde Beatty
  9. 8. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit
  10. 9. ["Hey kids be a wheel in the neighborhood with the new Perrywheel"]
    Perrywheel
  11. 10. Kissing Dolls
    Kissing Dolls
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk about the Hulk
  13. 12. ["Here’s something you’ve always wanted Storyland series"]
    Magic Viewer
  14. 13. ["New accordions — save up to 1/2"]
    Accordions
  15. 14. ["Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklet
  16. 15. Boys! Girls! Men! Women!
    Blair Quality Products
  17. 16. ["Learn radio television electronics"]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Coin Catalog
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