Avengers (1963 1st Series) #5
Published May 1964 by Marvel.
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Invasion of the Lava Men!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; The Avengers return to their mansion to inspect the damage caused by the battle with the Hulk; Days later, a mysterious high-pitched sound destroys a computer in one of Tony Stark's factories in Long Island and Iron Man is informed; Meanwhile, Giant-Man and the Wasp are conducting experiments inside of a large anthill; They are also affected by the noise and manage to escape before the anthill collapses; In his medical office, Don Blake reads about the effects of the noise in the newspaper; Thor meets up with Captain America and Rick Jones, who are training, and they witness another shockwave; The six heroes investigate the source of this new unknown threat; Meanwhile, in an army base in the west of the country, a strange rock breaks the surface of the earth, and soldiers investigate. Roster includes: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man. Appearance by the Hulk. First letters page; letter to the editor from comics artist Alan Weiss. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.