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 #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 #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 #101

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“The Return of Zarrko,the Tomorrow Man”,Published:December 5th,1963 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:G. Bell,Letters:Sam Rosen

This cover doesn’t know it,but a new era in Thor comics does begin here. Jack Kirby returns with this issue and,together with Stan Lee,the two will steer Thor’s future [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #94

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“Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race”,Published:July 1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Robert Bernstein,Penciler:Joe Sinnott,Inks:Joe Sinnott,Letters:Sam Rosen

This was one of those Thor comics I was warned about. It’s not because Journey into Mystery #94 features Loki as the main villain again,although my enjoyment of his character [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #92

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“The Day Loki Stole Thor’s Magic Hammer”,Published:May 1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Robert Bernstein,Penciler:Joe Sinnott,Inks:Joe Sinnott,Letters:Martin Epp

It’s finally time to whip out the favorite tag! This issue gave me a scare early on after an Asgardian setup quickly deteriorated to a thug of the week story,[...]

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.

What [...]

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 [...]