Review:Journey into Mystery #121

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“The Power! The Passion! The Pride!”,Published:August 3rd,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #121 was a bit of wish fulfillment for me and I imagine it was for its original readers forty-six years ago too. When Crusher Creel first appeared in #114,[...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #120

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“The Day of the Destroyer!”,Published:July 1st,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

With that pesky annual out of the way,it’s time to get back to our monthly title. If you’ll recall,Journey into Mystery #119 left Thor with a bit of a to-do list. Jane [...]

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 #119

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“The Day of the Destroyer!”,Published:June 1st,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Last issue left Thor at the mercy of the Destroyer –seconds away from being… uh,destroyed. Loki,in an attempt to stop the very plan he’d set in motion found himself quickly imprisoned [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #118

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“To Kill a Thunder God!”,Published:May 4th,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #118 continues Thor’s saga to retrieve the Norn stones and prove that Loki had cheated during the Trial on Skornheim. This arc has taken some strange turns since it began in [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #117

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“Into the Blaze of Battle!”,Published:April 1st,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #117 was a bit of a stretch for me. It’s not that Thor’s back to fighting Communists,as we can equate them with a modern day equivalent. It’s not that the [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #116

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“The Trial of the Gods!”,Published:March 4th,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Vince Colletta,Letters:Art Simek

Throughout this entire week,the Journey into Mystery’s I’m reading are basically telling one big story. The individual issues feature different adventures,but there is one overarching plot – Loki’s multi-faceted scheme to finally [...]

Review:Journey into Mystery #115

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“The Vengeance of the Thunder God!”,Published:February 4th,1965 Writer:Stan Lee,Penciler:Jack Kirby,Inks:Frank Giacoia,Letters:Art Simek

Journey into Mystery #115 finds Thor with quite the to-do list. First and foremost,he must save Jane,but that means defeating Loki,and then there’s that unfinished fight with the Absorbing Man. [...]

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 #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 [...]