Review:Journey into Mystery #107


“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


“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


“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


“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 #103


“The Enchantress and the Executioner”,Published:February 4,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Sam Rosen

Journey into Mystery #103 was made for me to love. We’ve got the first appearance of two new villains,carryover plot from last issue,intrigue for Donald Blake,a capable combatant for Thor,tons [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #100


“The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde!”,Published:November 5th,1963 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Don Heck,Inks:Don Heck,Letters:Sam Rosen

I was so excited last issue. There was a big cliffhanger,Hyde had set his sights on Thor,the city had come to fear Thor as a major villain. The story was double-length,[...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #99


“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


“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


“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


“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 [...]