Review:Journey into Mystery #121

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“The Power! The Passion! The Pride!”,Published:August 3rd,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #121 was a bit of wish fulfillment for me and I imagine it was for its original readers forty-six years ago too. When Crusher Creel first appeared in #114,[...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #119

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“The Day of the Destroyer!”,Published:June 1st,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Last issue left Thor at the mercy of the Destroyer –seconds away from being… uh,destroyed. Loki,in an attempt to stop the very plan he’d set in motion found himself quickly imprisoned [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #117

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“Into the Blaze of Battle!”,Published:April 1st,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #117 was a bit of a stretch for me. It’s not that Thor’s back to fighting Communists,as we can equate them with a modern day equivalent. It’s not that the [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #116

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“The Trial of the Gods!”,Published:March 4th,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Throughout this entire week,the Journey into Mystery’s I’m reading are basically telling one big story. The individual issues feature different adventures,but there is one overarching plot – Loki’s multi-faceted scheme to finally [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #114

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“The Strong I Am,The Sooner I Die!”,Published:January 5th,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Sam Rosen

Journey into Mystery #114 feels like a new beginning in the annals of Thor. It’s a new year (1965),Loki’s got a new look,and after the last few issues,[...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #113

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“A World Gone Mad!”,Published:December 3rd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Art Simek

After last issue’s Hulk interlude was the first comic to not feature Donald Blake,I was ready to get back to the “ongoing”tale of Thor. And this issue sorta delivered…I mean,Thor did [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #111

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“The Power of the Thunder God!”,Published:October 1st,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Art Simek

Last issue,Thor was in quite the predicament. He had caused an explosion that left Jane’s life hanging in the balance,but couldn’t help her due to his being under the combined assault [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #107

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“When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!”,Published:June 2nd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Art Simek

This job is getting too easy. I’m sure there’ll be more than a few less-than-stellar Thor comics in my future,but this week turned out to be a blast. Thor had a truly Asgardian [...]

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 [...]