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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 #108
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #108

September 1964
"At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!"
Script: Stan Lee
A stunned crowd looks on as Thor stands in the middle of a city street, raises his mighty Uru hammer and strikes it to the ground sending a shock wave though the metropolis. The vibration causes a truck to hop over a child who had run into the street. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #109
2 stars

Journey Into Mystery #109

October 1964
"When Magneto Strikes!"
Script: Stan Lee
The mighty Thor is given a tour of the proposed Hall of Heroes for the upcoming New York World’s Fair, displaying statues of the current crop of costumed adventurers, including Thor himself. As he heads back to the office of Dr. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #110
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #110

November 1964
"Every Hand Against Him!"
Script: Stan Lee
The mighty Thor senses an aura of evil over the city but can only wait until the menace manifests itself. He returns to his office as Dr. Don Blake but can’t put his concerns out of his mind. The evil turns out to be Loki who adopts the guise of an ordinary mortal. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #111
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #111

December 1964
"The Power of the Thunder God!"
Script: Stan Lee
As Jane Foster lies dying in a mansion trapped in time, Thor faces his enemies Mr. Hyde and the Cobra. The Thunder God finds himself in dire straits as his two foes have had their power doubled by the scheming Loki (last issue). [...]
Journey Into Mystery #112
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #112

January 1965
"The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!"
Script: Stan Lee
The mighty Thor comes upon a group of children arguing over who is stronger: Thor or the Hulk? Thor relates to them a previously untold incident when the Avengers were pursuing Hulk and the Sub-Mariner (at the end of Avengers #3). [...]
Journey Into Mystery #113
3 stars

Journey Into Mystery #113

February 1965
"A World Gone Mad!"
Script: Stan Lee
As the story opens, Thor is with the warriors of Asgard, aboard a sky ship, doing battle with the demons of Jotunheim alongside his father Odin. When the Aesir are victorious, Odin commands his son to return to Asgard to take up his duties as a prince; Thor demurs, insisting he must remain on Earth. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #114
5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #114

March 1965
"The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die!"
Script: Stan Lee
The story opens in the middle of some action as Thor is pursuing a criminal fleeing in a souped-up racing getaway car. The Thunder God simply yanks the crook from the driver’s seat and smashes the rock he hides behind. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #115
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #115

April 1965
"The Vengeance of the Thunder God!"
Script: Stan Lee
This issue begins with Thor in Asgard climbing the tower where Loki is making his stand, with the captive Jane Foster by his side. The foster brothers battle, with Loki’s magic trickery evening the odds…. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #116
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #116

May 1965
"The Trial of the Gods!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor and Loki have been summoned to Asgard to take part in the Trial of the Gods to determine which one is lying about having brought Jane Foster to Asgard (last issue). [...]
Journey Into Mystery #117
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #117

June 1965
"Into the Blaze of Battle!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor leaps through the dimensional barrier to Asgard just seconds behind Loki, thus losing the Trial of the Gods (last issue). He catches up to his trickster brother and threatens to expose his cheating but Loki sends the magic Norn Stones to a place of concealment somewhere on Earth. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #118
5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #118

July 1965
"To Kill a Thunder God!"
Script: Stan Lee
Soldiers on the American line in Vietnam are surprised to see the Mighty Thor flying toward them from the battlefield. He drops off the refugee girl and hastens on his mission to return the Norn Stones to Asgard, proving his innocence in the Trial of the Gods (issue #116). [...]
Journey Into Mystery #119
5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #119

August 1965
"The Day of the Destroyer!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor is trapped in the temple floor, helpless as the Destroyer’s bolt of elemental destructive power moves closer to him. Suddenly, Thor becomes unsolid and able to escape the trap; the Thunder God then rushes through the building and finds himself back to normal. The explanation? [...]
Journey Into Mystery #120
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #120

September 1965
"With My Hammer In Hand...!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor heads to a steel plant to reforge his damaged Uru hammer; before he leaves he takes the time to pay tribute to the Pittsburgh steel industry. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #121
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #121

October 1965
"The Power! The Passion! The Pride!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor is locked in deadly combat with the Absorbing Man on the streets of New York. A blow from his mighty hammer turns the villain into Uru, making him Thor’s match. But the Thunder God’s skill in battle gives him the edge and the Absorbing Man steals away at the first opportunity. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #122
4 stars

Journey Into Mystery #122

November 1965
"Where Mortals Fear to Tread!"
Script: Stan Lee
As the Absorbing Man gloats in his victory over Thor, the Thunder God rises and assaults his foe, raining blows on him with such speed and dexterity that the villain cannot recover to retaliate. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #123
5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #123

December 1965
"While a Universe Trembles!"
Script: Stan Lee
Granting his promise to Harris Hobbs, Thor creates a vortex that whisks him and the reporter to Asgard. Hobbs is stunned by the grandeur of the city but Thor is more concerned by the absence of Heimdall from his post at the Rainbow Bridge. Entering the city they find the streets empty. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #124
4.5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #124

January 1966
"The Grandeur and the Glory!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor reads in the newspaper about the Demon and his hordes threatening Asia and decides to take action. Launching himself from the top of a tall building he first stops by the hospital to check on Jane Foster, whose condition is getting worse. [...]
Journey Into Mystery #125
4.5 stars

Journey Into Mystery #125

February 1966
"When Meet the Immortals!"
Script: Stan Lee
Thor faces off against the Demon, an Asian shaman granted superhuman powers by the missing Norn Stone. The Thunder God easily overcomes his foe who retaliates by hurling an enormous boulder at him; Thor deftly smashes the rock to bits with one blow of his Uru hammer. [...]