Review:Journey into Mystery Annual #1

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“The Day of the Destroyer!”,Published:July,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Sam Rosen

Yep,today’s not the Journey into Mystery #120 that you might’ve expected,but instead Journey into Mystery Annual #1. I’m not sure what Marvel’s rule was on Annuals back in the sixties. From what I [...]

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 #112

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“The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!”,Published:November 3rd,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Sam Rosen

This is a strange issue. For one,I’m pretty sure this is the first issue not to feature Donald Blake. But what makes it truly odd is how the story gets started. [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #109

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“When Magneto Strikes!”,Published:August 4th,1964 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Chic Stone,Letters:Sam Rosen

Well,here’s a crossover I certainly wasn’t expecting. Journey into Mystery #109 features Thor going toe-to-toe with… Magneto?? And he’s not the only Marvel character spotlighted either,the opening of the story serves to remind the [...]

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 #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 #100

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“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 #95

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“The Demon Duplicators”,Published:August 1963 Writer:Stan Lee &Robert Bernstein,Penciler:Joe Sinnott,Inks:Joe Sinnott,Letters:Sam Rosen

This issue’s ending was as good as its beginning was bad. The middle? Well,that was a bit of a roller coaster. I enjoyed the somewhat overused silver age premise – Thor must fight a [...]

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 [...]