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

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
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]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (sourced) (editor); Martin Goodman (credited) (publisher)

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

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (sourced)
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Vince Colletta ? (sourced)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Don Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Lava Men
Basallo; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brodsky inks per John Hedegor, Nick Caputo and Steve Whitaker. Carl Gafford credited Frank Giacoia and original indexer credited Dick Ayers. The Official Marvel Index to the Avengers (Marvel, 1994 series) #1 credited Vince Colletta.

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

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for the 25 volume "Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia." by Cadillac Publishing Co., Inc.

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

The Avengers / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-652
Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers [shadowed]
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (featured); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (featured); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (featured); Thor [Don Blake] (featured); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (featured)
Lava Men
Teen Brigade (unnamed members): Rick Jones (supporting)
Basallo (antagonist) (unnamed); Jane Foster (guest); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (guest); Jinku the Witchdoctor (antagonist) (introduction); Molto the Lava Man (guest); Betty Ross (guest); Thunderbolt Ross (guest); Teen Brigade [unnamed members] (supporting); Lava Men [unnamed ones] (antagonists)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The Avengers take on their 'hottest' foes yet to save the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Avengers Mansion; Avengers' helicopter; Living Rock; Long Island; Los Diablos Missile Base; Stark Industries

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)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Training for big pay made simple!

Indexer Notes

Send for free booklet "Make Big Money in Auto Mechanics".
Between story pages 6 & 7.

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

Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
? (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method
Characters
Mike Marvel (photo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Dynaflex body-building course for $1.98. Also free booklet, “Secrets of Being Attractive”. Between story pages 11 and 12.

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit!
Synopsis
Ad soliciting sellers of Grit newspaper.

Indexer Notes

On top half of page between story pages 14 and 15.

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 6)

Hypno-Coin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
? (panel backgrounds only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the Hypno-Coin from Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. located on lower half of page between story pages 14 and 15.

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

Accordions / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New accordions - save up to 1/2
Synopsis
Send in coupon for free catalog of electronic accordions.

Indexer Notes

On top half of page between story pages 19 and 20. Sold by Accordion Corp. of America.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy stamp depicting Christ & cross!!

Indexer Notes

Ad for stamps and other products, on lower half of page, between story pages 19 and 20.

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

Daredevil; Iron Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Everett; Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek; Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two more triumphs for Marvel..!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man; Black Widow; Daredevil; Fixer; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; Spider-Man; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; The Thing; The Human Torch]
Synopsis
House ads for Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #53 and Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 using reprints of their covers.

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 19 and 20.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stamp collecting outfit

Indexer Notes

Ad for stamps and other products, between story pages 19 and 20.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
All About the ---- Avengers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters by Morton Hugues, Roger Gilman, and Alan Weiss.

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

Yubiwaza System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Yubiwaza system of self-defense.

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

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photograph)
Inks
?; ? (photograph)
Colors
? (panel background and lettering only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earn big money

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Christy Trades School.

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

American Seeds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad to earn money or prizes by selling seeds for the American Seed Company.

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

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
Albert Dorne (credited)
Inks
Albert Dorne (credited)
Colors
Albert Dorne (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Albert Dorne

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. ["Training for big pay made simple!"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Courses
  5. 4. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
    Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System
  6. 5. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit!"]
    Grit Newspaper
  7. 6. Hypno-Coin
    Hypno-Coin
  8. 7. ["New accordions - save up to 1/2"]
    Accordions
  9. 8. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  10. 9. ["Two more triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Daredevil; Iron Man
  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"]
    Yubiwaza System
  14. 13. ["Earn big money"]
    Christy Trades School Training
  15. 14. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
    American Seeds
  16. 15. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Del Gruber
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Jon Knutson
  • James Ludwig
  • Darrel McCann
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
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