Category: Thor in Journey into Mystery (1959)

  • 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.…