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Comic Book: Journey Into Mystery (1952 series)

What This Book is About:
Beginning as a horror anthology in the early 1950s, this title made history when it introduced the Mighty Thor in issue #83. Retitled THOR after issue #125.

Data Sheet:
Dates
Jun 1952 to Feb 1966
1952
N/A

Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Loki
Loki

(Loki Laufeyson)
Absorbing Man
Absorbing Man

(Crusher Creel)
Plus: Jane Foster, Donald Blake, Balder (Balder the Brave), Harris Hobbs, Mr. Hyde (Calvin Zabo).

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Journey Into Mystery #83
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #83

August 1962
"Thor the Mighty and the Stone Men from Saturn"
Script: Larry Lieber
While vacationing on Norway, American Dr. Donald Blake is witness of an alien invasion by Stone Men from Saturn. Discovered by the aliens, Blake hides in a cave where he accidentally opens a secret door that leads to a chamber that holds an ancient wooden cane. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #84
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #84

September 1962
"The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner"
Script: Larry Lieber
After a brief synopsis of Thor’s origin, the story opens with Dr. Don Blake and his nurse Jane Nelson (later named Foster) on their rounds of patients. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #85
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #85

October 1962
"Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!"
Script: Larry Lieber
In Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief has been imprisoned for ages within a tree, trapped until his plight causes someone to shed a tear. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #86
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #86

November 1962
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
Script: Larry Lieber
In the year 2262, Earth is a technological paradise, with war having been long ago abolished. Yet no everyone is happy: scientist Zarrko dreams of power to rule over his fellow men and so has built a time machine to take him back to an era where he may acquire weapons. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #87
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #87

December 1962
"Prisoner of the Reds!"
Script: Larry Lieber
Five American scientists vanish, leaving notes that they are defecting to Russia. Dr. Don Blake decides to look into the matter so plans to head to Washington to confer with Colonel Harrison. Jane Foster fusses over him, while dreaming of Thor. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #88
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #88

January 1963
"The Vengeance of Loki!"
Script: Larry Lieber
At the end of issue #85, Loki, God of Mischief, was returned to Asgard by Thor. Odin sentences him to never again leave Asgard. The increasingly embittered Loki wanders the land until he decides to spy on Thor. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #89
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #89

February 1963
"The Thunder God and The Thug!"
Script: Larry Lieber
Thor heads back to the office of Dr. Don Blake to resume his normal life but as he flies toward the window he is spotted by the patients in Don’s waiting room. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #90
2 stars

Journey Into Mystery #90

March 1963
"Trapped by the Carbon-Copy Man!"
Script: Larry Lieber
On the planet Xarta, the War Lord Ugarth assembles his forces and his son Zano and sets out to conquer Earth. Later in New York, Don Blake (secretly Thor) is trying to work up the courage to tell Jane Foster he loves her. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #91
2 stars

Journey Into Mystery #91

April 1963
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
Script: Larry Lieber
In Asgard, Odin muses on Thor’s Belt of Strength which he guards until the day Thor has need of it. Odin is the Norse God of Foreshadowing…. In New York, Thor sees a bank building levitate into the air; when he tries to push it back to Earth, it vanishes altogether. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #92
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #92

May 1963
"The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer"
Script: Robert Bernstein
In Asgard, Neri, hand-maiden to Queen Fricka, approaches Heimdall, guardian of the Rainbow Bridge. Recalling how Loki crept past him (in issue #88) disguised as a serpent, Heimdall is naturally suspicious of anyone who approaches. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #93
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #93

June 1963
"The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
Dr. Donald Blake is in India as part of an American medical mission bringing aid and supplies to the Hindus during the Sino-Indian War. Suddenly the village is shelled by Red Chinese tanks; Don transforms into Thor and catches each of the shells fired toward the camp. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #94
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #94

July 1963
"Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
American military scientists launch a test missile carrying a real nuclear warhead into space. Suddenly they lose control of it and it threatens to fall back to Earth, and the destruct button fails to work. An international call goes out for Thor to come to the rescue. Dr. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #95
2 stars

Journey Into Mystery #95

August 1963
"The Demon Duplicators!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
Thor is summoned by Odin to Asgard. The All-Father asks Thor to create rain to end the drought plaguing the home of the gods. The Thunder God calls up a major storm and promises to return in a week to end it. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #96
2 stars

Journey Into Mystery #96

September 1963
"Defying the Magic of...Mad Merlin!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
Thor returns from a rescue mission and changes back into Dr. Donald Blake in his office. His nurse Jane Foster is angry with him since his sudden disappearance for half and hour (supposedly locked in his lab) left her to make lame excuses to his patients until they finally got fed up and left. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #97
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #97

October 1963
"The Lava Man"
Script: Stan Lee
A jet pilot has blacked out and the plane is about to crash into the city. Thor leaps into action, pulls the pilot out and sets up a wind current to send the plane out to sea. The resuce mission finished, Thor hurries back to the office to return to his identntity as Dr. Don Blake. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #98
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #98

November 1963
"Challenged by the Human Cobra!"
Script: Stan Lee
Having lost his love Jane Foster to another man, Thor reacts by beating the living crap out of a file cabinet. Angered at how his Thor identity is messing up his life, Dr. Don Blake longs to confess his secret to Jane but he has been forbidden to by Odin. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #99
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #99

December 1963
"The Mysterious Mr. Hyde!"
Script: Stan Lee
In downtown New York, a crowd marvels as the Thunder God Thor swings his hammer and takes off into the sky on an unknown mission. But one witness is delighted for a more sinister reason: now that the superhero is out of town, the brutish Mister Hyde has a score to settle with Dr. Don Blake. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #100
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #100

January 1964
"The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde!"
Script: Stan Lee
Unaware he has been framed by Mister Hyde for bank robbery, Thor is surprised when he appears in public and is greeted by fear and police bullets. Learning of the frame-up, he immediately jumps to the conclusion that Mr. Hyde is behind it. Returning to the office and his guise as Dr. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #101
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #101

February 1964
"The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
Script: Stan Lee
Bitter over Odin’s refusal to let him marry Jane Foster, the mighty Thor angrily heads through the streets of Manhattan, blindly wrecking everything that get in his path. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #102
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #102

March 1964
"Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
Script: Stan Lee
To spare the Earth from destruction, Thor has agreed to become slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #103
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #103

April 1964
"The Enchantress and the Executioner!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor returns to twentieth century New York after his excursion into the future (issues #101-102). Returning to his office as Don Blake he is exhausted after all his exertions and Jane Foster has him sleep on the couch while she sees he isn’t disturbed. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #104
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #104

May 1964
"Giants Walk the Earth!"
Script: Stan Lee
After last issue’s fiasco, the Enchantress and the Executioner report back to a disgusted Loki, who quickly conceives a back-up plan to destroy Thor. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #105
5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #105

June 1964
"The Cobra and Mr. Hyde!"
Script: Stan Lee
As the regular meeting of the Avengers breaks up, Thor heads back to the office but senses danger is near. He looks around and spots the Cobra slinking atop a nearby steeple. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #106
5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #106

July 1964
"The Thunder God Strikes Back!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor, trapped without his Uru hammer at the Heavy Machinery Show, face-to-face with his foes, the Cobra and Mister Hyde. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #107
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #107

August 1964
"When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes!"
Script: Stan Lee
Dr. Don Blake, frustrated that his beloved Jane Foster thinks he is a coward for betraying Thor last issue (unaware that it was a ruse to stop the Cobra and Mr. Hyde), agonizes over his love life. He decides to change to Thor to sort out the problem—just as Jane walks in. [...]