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203: Journey into Mystery #107 (v1) [B Story]

" Balder Must Die "
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Journey into Mystery #107b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Chic Stone
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
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Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: August 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Story Arc: -
Pages: 5
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 695                 Times Rated: 399
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #106b Go to Issue #108a
 
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Journey into Mystery #105 (v1) [B Story]
Journey into Mystery #106 (v1) [B Story]
Journey into Mystery #107b (v1)
Tales to Astonish #58a (v1)
Tales to Astonish #58b (v1)
201: Journey into...
#105b (v1)
202: Journey into...
#106b (v1)
 
204: Tales to Ast...
#58a (v1)
205: Tales to Ast...
#58b (v1)
 
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In Tales of Asgard, Loki tries to find a way to penetrate Balder's invincibility.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Balder
Balder last appeared in Journey into Mystery #106b (v1). Balder next appears in Journey into Mystery #111a (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Karnilla
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Karnilla in the mainstream continuity. Karnilla next appears in Journey into Mystery #117a (v1).
     
  Haag
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Haag in the mainstream continuity. Haag next appears in Thor #165 (v1).
     
Villains
  Loki
Loki last appeared in Journey into Mystery #101c (v1). Loki next appears in Avengers #7 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Gods of Asgard
The Gods of Asgard last appeared in Journey into Mystery #106b (v1). The Gods of Asgard next appears in Avengers #7 (v1).
   
     
Rock Trolls
Rock Trolls last appeared in Journey into Mystery #104c (v1). Rock Trolls next appears in Journey into Mystery #108b (v1).
   
     
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   August 7, 2017
Simple, unengaging.

What Does the Villain Want? The death of Balder. Why? Jealousy, really. Nothing else. A slight motivation for a slight story.

6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-03-07 19:26:19  
  'Nuff Said - "Loki, God of Mischief, cannot bear to see one so happy and contented!"-Loki  
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-03-07 21:27:35  
  I still cry foul on Loki's plan to bring harm to Balder. If Odin made all that live pledge to do no harm to Balder, that should have included Loki.

In any event, Balder has got to be the most distracted warrior on the battlefield, watching out for stray insects so as to not step on them.
 
 
 

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2015-07-22 05:50:17  
  Balder's Gate. I'll show myself out.  
 
 

  Carlo Says:    
  2015-12-02 14:27:34  
  Is the first story where Stan and Jack are called "Stan (The Man) Lee" and "Jack (King) Kirby"?  
 
 

  wingot Says:    
  2016-01-25 21:08:33  
  Really didn't enjoy this story. Felt rather lame.

Agreed with the earlier comment that Loki would by definition have to do no harm to Balder. Also, I'm pretty sure Loki was the one in the previous episode that said Balder can't die, TAKE ME INSTEAD! Sooooo out of character for him.
 
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-06-05 11:51:46  
 
  • That’s my line – “You are the embodiment of all that is evil – all that is sinister!” – “I deeply appreciate your compliment!” (Norn Queen and Loki)

  • Balder’s care for all that is living could indeed become a major issue on a battlefield. And does this extend to humans too? No wonder Odin gave him invincibility! He’d be dead otherwise!

  • As GroovyGolem points out, are we to assume Loki did not take the pledge to protect Balder?

  • This is the first Tale of Asgard that disappointed me. Nothing much is going on in the story and it is based on a major loophole. The great art saves it though so 3 stars.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-08-04 11:09:53  
  Loki has been after Odin's throne. What would make him agree to not harm Balder, or keep any promise as such?  
 
 

  kent18 Says:    
  2016-11-26 14:34:46  
  If there's any justice in the afterlife whatsoever, Jack Kirby is eye-poking and nose-twisting Vince Colletta for all eternity, *a la* Moe Howard.

Three stars.
 
 
 

 
 
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   June 23, 2017 fragsel Changed comic details.
   March 8, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Haag.
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   March 8, 2015 Drax Added Loki to the issue.
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   March 8, 2015 Drax Added Karnilla to the issue.
   March 8, 2015 Drax Added Balder to the issue.
   March 8, 2015 Drax Added Rock Trolls to the issue.
   March 8, 2015 Drax Added The Gods of Asgard to the issue.
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