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 #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 #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 #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 #103

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“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 #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 #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 #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 #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 [...]