What If...? #5 [Newsstand]
(November 1989)

Marvel, 1989 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Barcode
071486029205 11
Editing
Craig Anderson; Renée Witterstaetter (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

What If... the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino (signed)
Inks
Sam de la Rosa (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; Wonder Man]

Prologue (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avengers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [the Beast; the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; the Wasp] (flashback); Baron Zemo (flashback); Ultron (flashback); the Watcher (story host)

What If Wonder Man Had Not Died? (part 1) (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant Man; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; Tigra (flashback); the Vision (flashback); the Wasp; Wonder Man]; Dr. Doom; the Grim Reaper; Hercules; Magneto; the Mandarin; the Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo; the Enchantress; the Executioner] (flashback); Spider-Man (robot); the Swordsman; the Watcher (story host); the X-Men [Angel; the Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl]
Synopsis
Wonder Man helps the Avengers and does not "die".

Indexer Notes

The story branches off from The Avengers #9 (October 1964).

What If the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (part 2) (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avengers / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Henry Pym; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Wasp; Wonder Man]; Ultron (also in the android body of the Vision); the Watcher (story host)
Synopsis
With Wonder Man alive, Ultron puts himself into the Vision.

Indexer Notes

Based on Avengers #57-58 (October-November 1968).

What Now?! (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #2.

What If the Incredible Hulk -- Instead of Becoming a Legbreaker in Las Vegas -- Had Become a High School Monitor? (Table of Contents: 5)

The Hulk / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
John Rozum
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek
Inks
Chris Ivy
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
the Hulk

Indexer Notes

Panel.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If... the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Prologue
    The Avengers
  3. 2. What If Wonder Man Had Not Died? (part 1)
    The Avengers
  4. 3. What If the Vision Had Destroyed the Avengers (part 2)
    The Avengers
  5. 4. What Now?!
  6. 5. What If the Incredible Hulk -- Instead of Becoming a Legbreaker in Las Vegas -- Had Become a High School Monitor?
    The Hulk
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