Fantastic Four #5: It’s A Marvel Comic 3

Fantastic Four #5, page 2, panel 4

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inks: Joe Sinnott

Uncredited Letters: Art Simek

What’s that Johnny’s reading? Why, it’s a copy of Marvel’s latest smash-hit magazine, The Incredible Hulk! Why lose a page of story to a house advertisement when you can simply advertise the book in the story itself?

Sadly, this near-mint copy of The Incredible Hulk #1 would never go on to attain a five-figure value, as Johnny sets fire to it just three panels later, to spite Ben.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #4 in our third episode: Super Villain Cavalcade

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One Response to “Fantastic Four #5: It’s A Marvel Comic 3”

  1. […] this conceit does rather sabotage the entire plot of the story. We’ve previously seen Johnny reading a copy of The Incredible Hulk #1, so why, as soon as he sees Bruce Banner, go ‘Hey, he’s the Hulk!’ and save […]

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