Review:Journey into Mystery #110

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“Every Hand Against Him!”,Published:September 1st,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Sam Rosen

JiM #110 is a great issue that sees the three different worlds of Thor (his life as Blake,his heroics as Thor,and his Asgardian heritage) come crashing together. It starts off with a bit [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #108

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“At the Mercy of Loki,Prince of Evil!”,Published:July 2nd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Art Simek

Well,they can’t all be great stories. After having such a terrific run for this entire week,I may have gotten my hopes up for this issue. Journey into Mystery #108 [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #106

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“The Thunder God Strikes Back!”,Published:May 5th,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Art Simek

Last issue,Thor was in a bind. Well,the hammer was in a bind. Thor was just kinda screwed. With his hammer beyond reach,Thor had less than a minute to come up with [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #105

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“The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!”,Published:April 2nd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #105 is a big turning point for Thor. The story itself is a fun romp featuring another cameo by the Avengers and the momentous first team-up of two of Thor’s past [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #104

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“Giants Walk the Earth!”,Published:March 3rd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Artie Simek

Up until recently,Thor (by means of Stan &Jack) has been doing a great job of keeping Earth &Asgard relatively separate. Other than Loki’s mischief,his problems on the mortal coil tend to [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #102

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“Slave of Zarrko,the Tomorrow Man”,Published:January 3rd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Artie Simek

In the last issue,Loki manipulated Odin into removing half of Thor’s power,robbing him of the strength needed to defeat Zarrko. As a result,Thor was forced to surrender and travel to [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #99

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“The Mysterious Mister Hyde!”,Published:October 1st,1963 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Don Heck,Inks:Don Heck,Letters:Art Simek

My goodness,we’ve got a two-parter! I know that I’m only in the second year of Thor’s 49 year history,but I’m more than happy to see some longer story lines developing in these pages. [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #98

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“Challenged by the Human Cobra”,Published:September 3rd,1963 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Don Heck,Inks:Don Heck,Letters:Art Simek

It’s not easy being a Thunder God. It’s also probably not easy writing a Thunder God. This is Thor’s 16th issue and giving him convincing villains has probably been the biggest difficulty so far. [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #97

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“The Mighty Thor Battles the Lava Man”,“Tales of Asgard”Published:August 1st,1963 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Art Simek

This is a super special issue. I know this because it says so right on the cover.

As modern readers,we’re trained to quickly scoff at any comic [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #96

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“Defying the Magic of Mad Merlin”,Published:July 2nd,1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Robert Bernstein,Penciler:Joe Sinnott,Inks:Joe Sinnott,Letters:Artie Simek

This issue perplexed me. If you’ve been reading along the last few days,it’s been a little rough. I think that’s why this issue got the better of me at [...]