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Essential Thor, Volume 1

 
Essential Thor, Volume 1
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Journey into Mystery #83 (v1)
14: Journey into Mystery (v1) #83
   
" The Stonemen from Saturn! "
While in Norway, Dr. Donald Blake becomes trapped in a cave and soon discovers an ancient cane while scouting band of aliens land on Earth in prelude to an invasion. In desperation Dr. Blake strikes the ancient cane against the cave wall transforming himself into the Norse god Thor. Does he have the power to stop these men from Saturn?
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Published: Aug. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Journey into Mystery #84 (v1)
15: Journey into Mystery (v1) #84
   
" The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner "
Dr. Donald Blake lends his medical skills to an American medical relief team travelling to San Diablo, a town in South America who is under the tyranny of a dictator calling himself the Executioner. Will more be required of Blake and his alter-ego then just medical attention.
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Published: Sept. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Larry Lieber
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Journey into Mystery #85 (v1)
19: Journey into Mystery (v1) #85
   
" Trapped by Loki, The God of Mischief "
Never before has the mighty Thor faced a foe as dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief! When Loki travels to Earth, the trickster god will stop at nothing to get revenge on his hated brother Thor, including unleashing his magic on the helpless mortals!
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Published: Oct. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
 
Journey into Mystery #86 (v1)
23: Journey into Mystery (v1) #86
   
" On The Trail of The Tomorrow Man "
In the distant future there is complete peace on Earth. War and its weapons no longer exist. However, a dissatisfied citizen, Zarrko, has invented a time machine and plans to travel back to the 20th century in order to steal a nuclear bomb. The same bomb which the mighty Thor is helping the military test.
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Published: Nov. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
 
Journey into Mystery #87 (v1)
31: Journey into Mystery (v1) #87
   
" Prisoner of the Reds! "
When scientists across America start defecting to join soviet Russia, Dr. Donald Blake has a cunning plan to get to the bottom of it. A plan that leads him, and his alter-ego Thor, into a soviet fortress!
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Published: Dec. 1962
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
 
Journey into Mystery #88 (v1)
35: Journey into Mystery (v1) #88
   
" The Vengeance of Loki! "
Loki escapes from Asgard with a scheme to forever defeat his brother the mighty Thor. Having learned the secret to Thor's power his plan might succeed this time.
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Published: Jan. 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
 
Journey into Mystery #89 (v1)
40: Journey into Mystery (v1) #89
   
" The Thunder God and the Thug! "
A gang boss is wounded during his escape from police custody and Dr Donald Blake is taken by the gang to save the wounded man's life. He is knocking on death's door but he finds the mighty Thor!
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Published: Feb. 1963
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Ray Holloway
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
 
Journey into Mystery #90 (v1)
47: Journey into Mystery (v1) #90
   
" Trapped by the Carbon-Copy Man! "
Ugarth, the ruler of Xarta, and his son Zano are have a sinister plan to conquer Earth by using their power to transform into any object/creature. Can Thor liberate the human race from the Xartan scheme?
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Published: Mar. 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Al Hartley
Inker: Steve Ditko
Letterer: Terry Szenics
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Attachments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #91 (v1)
54: Journey into Mystery (v1) #91
   
" Sandu, Master of the Supernatural! "
Sandu, a simple street performer, has his powers of ESP increased thousand-fold by Loki, becoming Loki's champion on Earth and a formidable opponent even for the mighty Thor.
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Published: April 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Joe Sinnott
Inker: Sol Brodsky
Letterer: Terry Szenics
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #92 (v1)
62: Journey into Mystery (v1) #92
   
" The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer "
Loki is still imprisoned on Asgard but he uses his mastery of magic to bewitch Thor's hammer, sending it to Asgard. In pursuit of his hammer Thor too comes to Asgard. Little does he know that on Asgard, Loki is his equal!
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Published: May 1963
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Joe Sinnott
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Martin Epp
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #93 (v1)
66: Journey into Mystery (v1) #93
   
" The Mysterious Radio-Active Man! "
Out of the scientific laboratories of Red China is spawned a new kind of menace designed only for one purpose...to destroy the mighty Thor!
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Published: June 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Ray Holloway
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #94 (v1)
73: Journey into Mystery (v1) #94
   
" Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race "
Thor has allied with his brother Loki to usher in an era of destruction on the Earth. Why would Earth's former champion turn to evil ways? Only Loki knows the reason.
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Published: July 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Joe Sinnott
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover:
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Journey into Mystery #95 (v1)
81: Journey into Mystery (v1) #95
   
" The Demon Duplicators "
Thor battles his evil twin, a creation of Professor Zaxton's duplicate creator. How can Thor defeat himself?!
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Published: Aug. 1963
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Joe Sinnott
Inker: Robert Bernstein
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Dick Ayers
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #96a (v1)
92: Journey into Mystery (v1) #96a
   
" Defying the Magic of Mad Merlin "
The tomb of carrying Merlin has been discovered and the sarcophagus is brought to the New York museum. When it is opened Merlin wakes up from his millennial slumber and now he seeks to be the real power of the country as he was with King Arthur!
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Published: Sept. 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Joe Sinnott
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #97a (v1)
99: Journey into Mystery (v1) #97a
   
" The Lava Man "
Lava Man, a being spawned from an active volcano, has declared that his people shall soon rule the Earth. Thor will have something to say about that. Meanwhile his alter-ego Donald Blake is trying to overcome his own personal problems.
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Published: Oct. 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Don Heck
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #98a (v1)
108: Journey into Mystery (v1) #98a
   
" Challenged by the Human Cobra "
Straus has poisoned himself and his employer with the venom of a radioactive cobra. Saving the antidote only for himself, the poison manifests and changes him into the Cobra! This new villain travels to America where he faces the Mighty Thor!
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Published: Nov. 1963
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Don Heck
Inker: Don Heck
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Journey into Mystery #99a (v1)
127: Journey into Mystery (v1) #99a
   
" The Mysterious Mister Hyde! "
When Calvin Zabo tries to get a job with Dr Blake, he is turned down by the knowing Doctor. Swearing revenge for his humiliation; Calvin Zabo recreates the infamous potion which changed Doctor Jekyll into Mister Hyde.
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Published: Dec. 1963
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Don Heck
Inker: Don Heck
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
 
Journey into Mystery #100a (v1)
128: Journey into Mystery (v1) #100a
   
" The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde "
Mister Hyde takes Jane Foster hostage while he tries to steal a Polaris submarine. Donald Blake must find a way to become Thor and save the woman he loves.
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Published: Jan. 1964
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Don Heck
Inker: Don Heck
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #101a (v1)
131: Journey into Mystery (v1) #101a
   
" The Return of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man "
Loki has given back Zarrko his memory. Zarrko, with the memory of his last defeat, has returned to the 20th century to defeat Thor with a powerful robot!
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Published: Feb. 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: George Roussos
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #102a (v1)
132: Journey into Mystery (v1) #102a
   
" Slave of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man "
Thor has become a servant of Tomorrow Man in the 23rd century by swearing an oath to help him become the ruler of Earth!
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Published: Mar. 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Journey into Mystery #103a (v1)
133: Journey into Mystery (v1) #103a
   
" The Enchantress and the Executioner! "
Odin agrees with Loki's suggestion of sending the Enchantress to steal Thor's affection away from Jane Foster. When things don't go her way, she decides to rule out the other woman from the equation altogether with the help of the Executioner!
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Published: April 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
 
Journey into Mystery #104a (v1)
134: Journey into Mystery (v1) #104a
   
" Giants Walk the Earth "
Odin has traveled to Earth to punish his son for his disobedience of loving a mortal woman. Back in Asgard Loki frees all of Odin's old enemies to ensure the King of the Gods can never return!
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Published: May 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #105a (v1)
198: Journey into Mystery (v1) #105a
   
" The Cobra and Mr. Hyde! "
In a twist of fate, the Cobra stumbles into the lab of Calvin Zabo better known as Mr Hyde! They sort out their differences and form a union to conquer the mighty Thor!
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Published: June 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #106a (v1)
199: Journey into Mystery (v1) #106a
   
" The Thunder God Strikes Back "
Thor's hammer has been stolen and sealed within a heavy piece of machinery. He has only sixty seconds to reclaim it or revert into Dr Don Blake where he will be at the mercy of Mr Hyde and the Cobra!
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Published: July 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
 
Journey into Mystery #107a (v1)
200: Journey into Mystery (v1) #107a
   
" When The Grey Gargoyle Strikes "
Paul Duval, a French chemist, accidentally split a potion on himself and giving him the ability to turn anything he touches into stone. Calling himself the Grey Gargoyle he arrives in New York to steal Thor's immortality!
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Published: Aug. 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #108a (v1)
217: Journey into Mystery (v1) #108a
   
" At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil! "
Odin leaves Asgard for a battle and in his absence Loki escapes to Earth. He slyly parts Dr Blake from his cane, rendering him powerless to become Thor and stop Loki from kidnapping Jane Foster!
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Published: Sept. 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #109a (v1)
225: Journey into Mystery (v1) #109a
   
" When Magneto Strikes! "
When all the metal in Manhattan levitates by unknown forces, Dr Donald Blake investigates as the mighty Thor!
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Published: Oct. 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
 
Journey into Mystery #110a (v1)
249: Journey into Mystery (v1) #110a
   
" Every Hand Against Him! "
Loki bailed out Mr Hyde and the Cobra from jail and increased their powers! They kidnapped Jane Foster but with their combined might will Thor be able to rescue his love?!
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Published: Nov. 1964
EIC:
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover:
Issue Has Comments
 
 
Journey into Mystery #111a (v1)
250: Journey into Mystery (v1) #111a
   
" The Power of the Thunder God! "
The battle continues between Thor and the Cobra and Mr Hyde whose powers have been enhanced by Loki!
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Published: Dec. 1964
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Journey into Mystery #112a (v1)
256: Journey into Mystery (v1) #112a
   
" The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk! "
Thor reminisces back to a time when he fought one-on-one against the Hulk!
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Published: Jan. 1965
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column