The Avengers #5 [Regular Edition]
(May 1964)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-03-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

The Invasion of the Lava Men! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
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Indexer Notes

Disputed inker credit: Frank Giacoia per Carl Gafford;Sol Brodsky per John Hedegor, Nick Caputo, and Steve Whitaker. Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invasion of the Lava Men! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Paul Reinman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-652
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Jane Foster; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Molto
Synopsis
The Avengers take on their 'hottest' foes yet to save the world.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Character appearances and synopsis from Jason Aydelotte on 11 August 2004.

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

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

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Accordion Corp. of America / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Daredevil [Marvel]; Iron Man; Tales of Suspense / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

All about the.... Avengers (Table of Contents: 11)

All About the Avengers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters by Morton Hugues, Roger Gilman, Alan Weiss

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Christy Trades School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
  3. 2. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. ["Training for big pay made simple!"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  5. 4. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
    Mike Marvel System
  6. 5. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit!"]
    Grit
  7. 6. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  8. 7. ["New accordions - save up to 1/2"]
    Accordion Corp. of America
  9. 8. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  10. 9. ["Two more triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Daredevil [Marvel]; Iron Man; Tales of Suspense
  11. 10. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  12. 11. All about the.... Avengers
    All About the Avengers
  13. 12. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  14. 13. ["Earn big money"]
    Christy Trades School
  15. 14. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
    American Seed
  16. 15. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
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