Invasion From The 5th (Count It, 5th!) Dimension


Main Details
Volume 1
Issue 158
Date 1975-05
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
  • The Thing (Ben Grimm)
  • The Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
  • Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
  • Invisible Girl (Sue Storm Richards)
  • Medusa
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
  • Antagonists:
  • Xemu
Story Location New York: New York City; Manhattan, Baxter Building, Long Island, Himalayan Mountains: Attilan
Notes Continuity Notes:
The narrative of this story references the football game that Ben took Alicia to in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4.
Sue has just recently returned to her husband in Fantastic Four #149 after a lengthy separation that began in Fantastic Four #130. Here she is debating on rejoining the FF full time, a decision she makes next issue.
Everyone -- including Quicksilver himself -- believes that Pietro is a mutant. However as revealed in Uncanny Avengers Vol 2 #4, it has been revealed that Quicksilver was experimented upon as a child by the High Evolutionary, who covered his tracks by making it that Quicksilver registers as a mutant if anyone were to check his DNA.
Once again there is a reference to Johnny's past relationship with Pietro's wife Crystal. The pair dated between Fantastic Four #65-105 when pollution forced Crystal to return home to Attilan. She met and chose Quicksilver over Johnny in Fantastic Four #131-132.
Xemu and the beings from the 5th Dimension were last seen when they clashed with the Human Torch way back in Strange Tales #103. In fact, the place where Quicksilver is teleported is the original spot in a Long Island swamp where people can pass between dimensions, as seen in that very story.


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