Fear #5
(November 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (#1-6 squarebound)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

I Am the Gorilla Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzic]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is from an unaltered stat. Background elements and the man's face were changed before publication, as seen on the cover of Creepy Worlds #157.

I Am the... Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
[V-488]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzic]
Synopsis
A scientist plans to exchange his brain with a gorilla's so that he can use the gorilla's strength to commit burglaries.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The sequel is also reprinted in this issue.

One Look Means Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-347
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Charles Grey; Sarah Grey; Medusa the Gorgon
Synopsis
A man avoids the deadly gaze of Medusa because he is blind.
Reprints

Rocket Ship X-200 (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[T-227]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charlie Brewster
Synopsis
An aging space pilot is mocked for his slow ship, but when an invading armada approaches Earth his ship is the first to see it. Other ships are moving to fast to see the sneak attack coming, and his warning allows Earth to beat back the invasion, making him a hero and the commander of a new space patrol.
Reprints

What Lurks on Channel X? (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-345
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bill Jones; Ruth Jones; Mr. Cragley; Jordan
Synopsis
Bill and Ruth receive a free television set but it comes from Plutonian invaders who plan to hypnotice Earthlings. The plot is foiled by a crabby landlord who tears down the aliens' antenna.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Menace from Mars! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[V-346]
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Martians come to Earth to discover if humans represent a threat to them. They question a human using a machine to verify his answers, and find that he is totally free of greed, hatred or deceit. The Martians leave satisfied, unaware that they questioned a mental patient.
Reprints

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

The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Return of the Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
V-586 ?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzic]; Professor Stuyvesant
Synopsis
Radzic thinks he will be able to exchange his brain back into his own body, but things don't work out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequel to this issue's first story. Job number speculative on basis of other stories in original printing.

Indisputably Irrelevant Items of Incontestably Lasting Inconsequence! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Am the Gorilla Man!
  2. 1. I Am the... Gorilla-Man
  3. 2. One Look Means Doom!
  4. 3. Rocket Ship X-200
  5. 4. What Lurks on Channel X?
  6. 5. Menace from Mars!
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  8. 7. The Return of the Gorilla-Man
  9. 8. Indisputably Irrelevant Items of Incontestably Lasting Inconsequence!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
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