Category: Journey Into Mystery (1959)

  • Journey Into Mystery #104:Giants Walk The Earth!

    Journey Into Mystery #104:Giants Walk The Earth!

    Cover Date: May 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    For this comic book review I read Journey Into Mystery #104, and the tale titled “Giants Walk The Earth!” and while the title makes it sound like it might be one of the many monster stories that predated the marvel superhero’s this one is a Tale featuring Thor, Odin, Loki and more. In fact, this…

  • Journey Into Mystery #103:The Enchantress And The Executioner!

    Journey Into Mystery #103:The Enchantress And The Executioner!

    Cover Date: Apr 1964 | Review: 4.5 Stars

    This comic book review focuses on the Thor story titled “The Enchantress And The Executioner!” from Journey Into Mystery #103.  In this title, Loki continuing to pull the strings of an angered Odin, convinces his step father to send the Enchantress an irresistible immortal to win the heart of Thor.  But will the god of thunder fall in love with the Enchantress,…

  • Journey Into Mystery #102:Slave of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!

    Journey Into Mystery #102:Slave of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!

    Cover Date: Mar 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    For today’s comic book review, I moved on to read Journey Into Mystery #102, to get the second part of the epic story started in the prior months Journey Into Mystery, featuring Thor, as the slave of “The Tomorrow Man!”  in fact, the story is titled “Slave Of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!” and the title seems to hold…

  • Journey Into Mystery #101:The Return Of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!

    Journey Into Mystery #101:The Return Of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!

    Cover Date: Feb 1964 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    For today’s comic book review I read Journey Into Mystery #101; a story that is part one of another two-part story for the Mighty Thor.  But all being part of a larger epic that is ongoing related to his desire of Jane Foster. In this issue, to punish Thor for not forgetting the mortal Jane Foster he…

  • Journey Into Mystery #100:The Master Plan Of Mr. Hyde!

    Journey Into Mystery #100:The Master Plan Of Mr. Hyde!

    Cover Date: Jan 1964 | Review: 2.5 Stars

    for those who are reading along with me, you will recall that yesterday we read and I reviewed Journey Into Mystery #99, well today we move right to Part II of that story, and read Journey Into Mystery #100.As we left off Mr. Hyde was beginning a crime spree masquerading as Thor to try to discredit the…

  • Journey Into Mystery #99:The Mysterious Mister Hyde!

    Journey Into Mystery #99:The Mysterious Mister Hyde!

    Cover Date: Dec 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    For today’s comic book review I read Journey Into Mystery #99, featuring the first of a two-part story starring The Mighty Thor. this, the first part of the story is titled “The Mysterious Mister Hyde!”.  With the title one might suspect, it is a tale that is a play on Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde, and in fact they would be…

  • Journey Into Mystery #98:Challenged By The Human Cobra!

    Journey Into Mystery #98:Challenged By The Human Cobra!

    Cover Date: Nov 1963 | Review: 4.25 Stars

    For today’s comic book review we have Journey Into Mystery #98,  and the story titled “Challenged By The Human Cobra!” Featuring The Mighty Thor! Then As you may recall, we left last time hanging with Jane Foster leaving the employment of Dr. Don Blake for another doctor.  This story picks up, almost no time later, continuing that fateful tale only with…

  • Journey Into Mystery #97:The Mighty Thor Battles The Lava Man

    Journey Into Mystery #97:The Mighty Thor Battles The Lava Man

    Cover Date: Oct 1963 | Review: 4.5 Stars

    For today’s Comic Book Review I read Journey Into Mystery #97 and reviewed the Thor Story Titled “The Mighty Thor Battles The Lava Man”, but in addition to this epic tale, this issue debuted “Tales of Asgard”   a short-lived story about Thor’s Home land, I will be reviewing them at a later date collectively. this…

  • Journey Into Mystery #96:The Mighty Thor! Defying The Magic Of... Mad Merlin!

    Journey Into Mystery #96:The Mighty Thor! Defying The Magic Of… Mad Merlin!

    Cover Date: Sep 1963 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    For Today’s Comic Book Review i Read the Thor Story from Journey Into Mystery #96. This story is titled “The Mighty Thor! Defying The Magic Of… Mad Merlin!”   and as we sit down to read and review it, we have to ask ourselves if it is truly a magical story, or if it is…

  • Journey Into Mystery #95:The Demon Duplicator's

    Journey Into Mystery #95:The Demon Duplicator’s

    Cover Date: Aug 1963 | Review: 1.75 Stars

    for today’s comic book review i read Thor’s story from Journey Into Mystery #95 it is titled “The Mighty Thor Faces The Menace Of.. The Demon duplicator’s!”, in this tale, Thor faces a duplicate of himself, who has two hammer’s and is thus twice as powerful. But the real question would be, is twice the number of Thor’s twice as…

  • Journey Into Mystery #94:Thor and Loki Attack The Human Race!

    Journey Into Mystery #94:Thor and Loki Attack The Human Race!

    Cover Date: Jul 1963 | Review: 1.75 Stars

    For Today’s Comic Book Review I read  the Story “Thor and Loki Attack The Human Race!” from Journey Into Mystery #94. That is correct, you read right, Thor and Loki, working together, but it is sad to say that the cover and the opening page tell us about all we need to know about this story.  The True…

  • Journey Into Mystery #93:The Mighty Thor Verses.. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!

    Journey Into Mystery #93:The Mighty Thor Verses.. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!

    Cover Date: Jun 1963 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    As I sit down to do my comic book review of this tale of Thor Vs. The radio-active Man, I quickly find myself wondering, if it will get a glowing review, or just be all  hype.  Now having read it, I do find that this tale did glow, but not as brightly as I might…

  • Journey Into Mystery #92:The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer

    Journey Into Mystery #92:The Day Loki Stole Thor’s Magic Hammer

    Cover Date: May 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    This issue of Journey Into Mystery is an important one, as it marks the first issue that Thor travels to Asgard himself. He has sent his hammer the distance with Loki before, but this time he is brought there to find what was taken from him. but does the simple fact that this is his first trip home…

  • Journey Into Mystery #91:The Mighty Thor! Battles Sandu Master of the Supernatural!

    Journey Into Mystery #91:The Mighty Thor! Battles Sandu Master of the Supernatural!

    Cover Date: Apr 1963 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    After my Comic book Review of Journey Into Mystery #90 yesterday, I had to follow it with issue #91 today.   after such a bad review, I had to know right away if the Thor story from  April 1961’s was better. To start was the artwork of Joe Sinnott more enjoyable than that of  Al…

  • Journey Into Mystery #90:Trapped By The Carbon-Copy Man!

    Journey Into Mystery #90:Trapped By The Carbon-Copy Man!

    Cover Date: Mar 1963 | Review: 2.5 Stars

    With Journey Into Mystery #90 Thor is set to face the “Carbon Copy Man” whom is in actuality Lord Zano. Son of Lord Ugarth, alien leader of a race known as Xartans  from the Zugano star system. Wow that’s a mouth full for the start of today’s comic book review. does this shape changing alien race with the goal…

  • Journey Into Mystery #89:The Thunder God and The Thug

    Journey Into Mystery #89:The Thunder God and The Thug

    Cover Date: Feb 1963 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    in just 6 issues we have seen Thor as he stopped Alien Invasion’s, Communist Plots, and fellow God’s. in this issue we add one to the bunch, Common Criminal’s.  This is a story of a Mob boss named Thug Thatcher, whom tried to muscle into the steel industry and sold sub-standard steel. This issue is filled with a recap…

  • Journey Into Mystery #88:the Vengeance of Loki

    Journey Into Mystery #88:the Vengeance of Loki

    Cover Date: Jan 1963 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    Loki’s back, and with a thirst for revenge against Thor, but this time Loki is more prepared for his duel with his brother. Before even reading further, I would encourage any comic fan to check out this classic story. in The Mighty Thor, Vol.1 (Marvel Masterworks). You have this great story and more. it includes Journey Into Mystery #83 where Thor…

  • Journey Into Mystery #87:Prisoner of the Reds!

    Journey Into Mystery #87:Prisoner of the Reds!

    Cover Date: Dec 1962 | Review: 3 Stars

    after last month’s story, this month’s Thor is a bit more down to earth. It still focuses on showing that the Norse god of thunder is patriotic to the US government and standing against the ‘reds‘ in the cold war. As such this issue, builds upon both  Journey into Mystery #86 & #84 without referring ether of them. Story The story is…

  • Journey Into Mystery #86:On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man

    Journey Into Mystery #86:On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man

    Cover Date: Nov 1962 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    He didn’t fly away he just faded from sight… as though moving into another segment of time! and since there was no time-travel in the past, he must have come from the future!! If one quote from this issue, struck me it was this one. It says so much about the story, the writing of the time, and the logic behind it just makes me laugh.…

  • Journey Into Mystery #85:Trapped By Loki, The God of Mischief

    Journey Into Mystery #85:Trapped By Loki, The God of Mischief

    Cover Date: Oct 1962 | Review: 2.5 Stars

    Just three issues after the Hammer of Thor finds its way into the hands of  Dr. Don Blake we get our first taste of another god.  In this issue, we are introduced to Loki, but much more is at play and is hinted at then is understood at this time. In this issue, we have the first…

  • Journey Into Mystery #84:Vs. The Executioner

    Journey Into Mystery #84:Vs. The Executioner

    Cover Date: Sep 1962 | Review: 4.5 Stars

    Thor’s story in Journey Into Mystery # 84 served as the perfect complement to his origin one issue before.  In fact, it greatly surpassed it.  don’t get me wrong, the origin was good; but this was better. It had action, It had suspense, it had irony. Most important  of all, it had the character development we need to turn Thor from just some guy into…

  • Journey Into Mystery #83:Thor the Mighty! and The Stone Men from Saturn

    Journey Into Mystery #83:Thor the Mighty! and The Stone Men from Saturn

    Cover Date: Aug 1962 | Review: 3.25 Stars

    A big title for a short story,  the ‘Journey Into Mystery’ comics would feature a few stories in each, but all I have the luxury of reviewing is ‘Thor the Mighty! and “The Stone Men from Saturn”‘. This 13 page short is the first appearance of The Mighty Thor, and serves at the origin story for how Dr.…