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 #93

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“The Mysterious Radio-active Man!”,Published:June 1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Robert Bernstein,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Ray Holloway

Two issues ago,Thor fought off an alien invasion. Then he spent the next two dealing with Loki. Judging from the last nine issues,I was certain we’d see some communists show up [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #89

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“The Thunder God and the Thug”,Published:February 1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Larry Lieber,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Ray Holloway

You may have noticed the Favorite/Least Favorite tags at the top of the page. The plan is to use those whenever I want to spotlight a particular issue for being something [...]

Review:Journey Into Mystery #88

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“The Vengeance of Loki”,Published:January 1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Larry Lieber,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Artie Simek

Loki’s back!

In his first appearance,Loki pretty much dominated the story and the same is true here. We start with Loki and follow him for almost the entire issue.

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Review:Journey into Mystery #87

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“Prisoner of the Reds!”,Published:December 1962 Writer:Stan Lee &Larry Lieber,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Artie Simek

Journey into Mystery finds Thor facing off against a familiar foe. No,not Loki… Communists!

This is the shortest Thor story yet,coming in at just ten pages with only nine covering [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #86

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“On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man”,Published:November 1962 Writer:Stan Lee &Larry Lieber,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Artie Simek

First,I want to think all of the IAT readers who made the jump over here yesterday. It was a great “grand opening”for The Daily Thor! And special thanks [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #85

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“Trapped by Loki,the God of Mischief!”,Published:October 1962 Writer:Stan Lee &Larry Lieber,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Artie Simek

It’s an old trope in comics that a hero is only as good as his villain. Though it’s probably said a little too much,that doesn’t make it any less [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #84

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“The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner”,Published:September 1962 Writer:Larry Lieber,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Dick Ayers,Letters:Artie Simek

With Superman’s recent citizenship status causing the usual irritation found among readers when comics dab into politics,I had to laugh when I started issue #84 and found Thor embroiled in a political story. [...]