Fantastic Four #5

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
July 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17043

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

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Show/hide Cover Meet... Doctor Doom! (The Fantastic Four) Cover, 1 page

"With a turn of this dial, I shall destroy the four of you forever!!"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Meet… Doctor Doom!
 
United States
Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (2005)
Meet... Doctor Doom!
Show/hide 1. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Best Values Co. Catalog) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co. Catalog

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Indicia at bottom of the page.

Send $1.00 for catalog listing prices the company will pay for rare coins.

Show/hide 2. Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1 (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"The Fantastic Four!! Hah!"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1

Synopsis

Doctor Doom takes the Invisible Girl hostage to insure her teammates' obedience.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Fantastic 4 Fan Page) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic 4 Fan Page

Credits

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Roy Thomas, Mike Randall, Rick McGuire, Scotty Smith, William J. Marcolongo, Roger Mann, Harold McIntosh, Cruz Jiminez, William Frazier, and Ronn Foss.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Insect Collecting Kit"

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

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Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for an Insect Collecting Kit from the Honor House Prod. Corp. on the upper half of the page.

Show/hide 5. Amazing Wrist Radio (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
? (photographs)
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for wrist radio with private ear phone for $2.98.

On bottom half of page.

Show/hide 6. Part 2 Back to the Past! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"He's taking Sue aboard his ship!"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Part 2 Back to the Past!

Synopsis

Doctor Doom brings the FF to his castle stronghold in the USA. There he sends the Torch, the Thing and Mr. Fantastic back in time to retrieve the pirate Blackbeard's treasure.

Notes

First appearance of Doctor Doom's time machine.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Commercial Trades Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Ever think of the big money you could earn as an auto mechanic?"

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute

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Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 3 pages

"Hours later, the Thing is first to awaken..."

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard

Synopsis

The Thing takes command of a sailing ship in the era of the pirate Blackbeard.

Show/hide 9. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"1001 things you can get free"

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?
typeset

Notes

On top half of page.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Medford Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Save hundreds of dollars..."

Featuring

Feature
Medford Products

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
? (photograph)
Colours
? (background only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Notes

Ad for the "Amazing Chest-O Bank" for $1.98.

On bottom half of page.

Show/hide 11. Part 4 Battle! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (his hand only)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Part 4 Battle!

Synopsis

The Thing takes on the role of Blackbeard the Pirate and wishes to remain in the past.

Show/hide 12. Boys — 12 or Older — (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad seeking sellers of Grit newspaper.

On top half of page.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Medford Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Giant 10-foot Inflatable boa constrictor"

Featuring

Feature
Medford Products

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a rubber snake.

Notes

On lower half of page.

Show/hide 14. Now on Sale! (The Hulk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Need we say more?"

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Characters
The Hulk; Bruce Banner; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross

Credits

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

House advertisement for The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 with cover shown.

Show/hide 15. Shop by Mail Advertisement, 1 page

"Stop — think"

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for stamps and other products.

Show/hide 16. Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"Look!! Floating in the air, above us!"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Doctor Doom's robot

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!

Synopsis

Doom tries to kill the FF when they return from the past, but Invisible Girl saves them. Doom escapes with his jetpack.

Show/hide 17. Tiki Gods (Greenwich Village Handicrafts) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Greenwich Village Handicrafts

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?
typeset

Notes

Ad for tiki god trinkets.

Show/hide 18. Reversible Auto Seat Covers (Novel Mfg. Seat Covers) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Novel Mfg. Seat Covers

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Advertisement for seat covers from Novel Mfg. on lower half of page.

Show/hide 19. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

An advertisement for Honor House Products Corporation.

Show/hide 20. 2 Complete Fishing Outfits (Niresk Industries, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Niresk Industries, Inc.

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Ad for tackle box, fishing rods and lures.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Famous Artists Schools) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Famous Artists Schools
Characters
Albert Dorne (caricature)

Credits

Script
? (ad copy)
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.

Send for no obligation Famous Artists Talent Test.


Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

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  • 90137

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