Journey into Mystery (1st Series)

    (Marvel, 1952-1966, 1996-1998)
Marvel

Journey Into Mystery began back in 1952, published under the old Atlas Comics label. Its contents were a mixed bag of monster and fantasy stories. The monsters and fantasy stories continued when Marvel put its name on the series in 1961’s issue #69. Then, a little over a year later Marvel struck gold when it introduced The Mighty Thor in issue #83. This Norse god and future Avenger would prove so popular that JITM would change its name to Thor with issue #126.

Jack Kirby contributed many of the later stories in this run, as well as working with Stan Lee to create Thor. Kirby was the perfect choice to illustrate Thor’s fantastic world of gods, monsters, and awe-inspiring sights such as Asgard, home of the Norse gods, and the Rainbow Bridge that spans the space between Asgard and Earth.

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#-1

  7/1/1997
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FlashbackTom DeFalcoDeodato Studio

#1

  6/1/1952
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 Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Steve SkeatesTony DiPreta, Cal Massey, Vic Carrabotta, Jay Scott Pike, Dick Ayers

#2

  8/1/1952
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#3

  10/1/1952
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  Bill Benelus, Mike Sekowsky, Louis Zansky, Carmine Infantino

#4

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  Tony DiPreta, Ed Winiarski, George Roussos

#5

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 Stan LeeRuss Heath

#6

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  Russ Heath

#7

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#8

  5/1/1953
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 Stan LeeJoe Maneely, Sam Kweskin, Al Luster

#9

  6/1/1953
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  Jerry Robinson, John Forte, Ed Goldfarb, Mac Pakula, Paul Reinman

#10

  7/1/1953
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  Jerry Robinson, Howard Nostrand, Sam Kweskin, C.A. Winter, Bill Benulis

#11

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#12

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#13

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  John Forte, Myron Fass, Vic Carrabotta

#14

  2/1/1954
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  Russ Heath, Robert Sale, Vic Carrabotta, Dick Ayers

#15

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#16

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#17

  8/1/1954
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#18

  10/1/1954
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  Pete Tumlinson, Ed Moline, Bill Walton, Mort Lawrence, Ed Winiarski

#19

  11/1/1954
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  Pete Tumlimson, John Forte, Howie Post, Vince Colletta

#20

  12/1/1954
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  Pete Tumlinson, Bob Powell, John Tartaglione, Jack Abel, Bill Evertt

#21

  1/1/1955
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  Ross Andru, Bill Benulis, Joe Maneely, Joe Kubert

#22

  2/1/1955
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  Howard Nostrand, John Forte, Mort Lawrence

#23

  3/1/1955
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 Paul NewmanJohn Forte, Marvin Stein, Ed Winiarski, Gene Colan, Manny Stallman

#24

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  Bill Benulis, John Tartaglione, Paul Reinman, Mort Lawrence

#25

  7/1/1955
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  Vic Carrabotta, Jack Katz, Dick Ayers, Ann Brewster, Joe Sinnott

#26

  9/1/1955
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  Paul Reinman, Mort Lawrence, Pete Tumlinson

#27

  10/1/1955
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  Dick Ayers, John Tartaglione, John Severin, Jay Scott Pike, Bob Powell

#28

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  Paul Reinman, Dave Berg

#29

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  John Forte

#30

  1/1/1956
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  Joe Orlando, Bob Powell

#31

  2/1/1956
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#32

  3/1/1956
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  Bob Powell

#33

  4/1/1956
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  Al Williamson, Steve Ditko

#34

  5/1/1956
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  Bob Powell

#35

  6/1/1956
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#36

  7/1/1956
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  Joe Sinnott, Herb Familton, Ed Winiarski, Ted Galindo, Paul Hodge

#37

  8/1/1956
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#38

  9/1/1956
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  Steve Ditko

#39

  10/1/1956
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  Dick Ayers, Wally Wood

#40

  11/1/1956
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#41

  12/1/1956
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 Carl WesslerReed Crandall, Gray Morrow, Ed Winiarski, Mac Pakula, Syd Shores, Joe Sinnott

#42

  1/1/1957
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  John Forte, Robert Sale, Pete Morisi, Angelo Torres, Gray Morrow

#43

  2/1/1957
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  Bob Powell

#44

  3/1/1957
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  Al Williamson

#45

  4/1/1957
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  Joe Orlando

#46

  5/1/1957
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#47

  6/1/1957
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 Carl WesslerGeorge Woodbridge, Syd Shores, Manny Stallman, Robert Q. Sale, Howard O’Donnell, Ted Galindo

#48

  9/1/1957
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  Bill Everett

#49

  10/1/1957
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  John Forte, Alfonso Greene, Matt Fox, Sol Brodsky, Ed Winiarski, Sid Check

#50

  11/1/1957
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  Jack Davis, Steve Ditko, Bob Forgione, Don Heck, Matt Baker

#51

  3/1/1959
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood

#52

  5/1/1959
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#53

  7/1/1959
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck

#54

  9/1/1959
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  Steve Ditko, Joe Sinnott, Al Williamson, John Severin, Jack Kirby

#55

  11/1/1959
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  Steve Ditko, Joe Sinnott, John Forte, Jack Kirby, Don Heck

#56

  1/1/1960
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  Don Heck, Joe Sinnott, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#57

  3/1/1960
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Joe Orlando

#58

  5/1/1960
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  Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#59

  7/1/1960
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  Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko, Don Heck

#60

  9/1/1960
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#61

  10/1/1960
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  Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko, Paul Reiman

#62

  11/1/1960
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1st Appearance of Xemnu; Hulk try-out?Stan LeeJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#63

  12/1/1960
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  Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#64

  1/1/1961
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 Stan LeeJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko, Paul Reinman

#65

  2/1/1961
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#66

  3/1/1961
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Reprint from Strange Tales of the Unusual #3 (Apr 1956); Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation for October 1, 1960Stan LeeJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Paul Reinman

#67

  4/1/1961
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#68

  5/1/1961
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  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#69

  6/1/1961
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  Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#70

  7/1/1961
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 Stan LeeJack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#71

  8/1/1961
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  Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#72

  9/1/1961
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  Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#73

  10/1/1961
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 Stan LeeJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#74

  11/1/1961
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 Stan LeeJack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#75

  12/1/1961
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 Larry Lieber, Stan LeeJack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#76

  1/1/1962
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 Stan LeeJack Kirby

#76 Variation A

  1/1/1962
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Black Circle variant (due to printer error on cover price)  

#77

  2/1/1962
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 Stan Lee, Larry LieberSteve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Don Heck

#78

  3/1/1962
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Doctor Strange prototype Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko

#79

  4/1/1962
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  Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko

#80

  5/1/1962
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 Larry Lieber, Stan LeeJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#81

  6/1/1962
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 Stan LeeJack Kirby, Gene Colan, Steve Ditko

#82

  7/1/1962
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 Stan LeeSteve Ditko

#83

  8/1/1962
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1st Appearance of Thor; 1st appearance Dr. Donald Blake; 1st appearance Stone Men from Saturn; 1st appearance Don Blake; 1st appearance of Korg; Origin of ThorStan LeeJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#83 Golden Records Reprint

 
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1st Appearance of Thor; Origin of Thor; Golden Records reprint (with record); ca. 1966Stan LeeJack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#84

  9/1/1962
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1st Appearance of Executioner; 1st Appearance of Jane Foster; 1st Appearance of Loki; 2nd Appearance of ThorStan LeeDick Ayers, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#85

  10/1/1962
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1st Appearance of Balder; 1st appearance of Heimdall; 1st appearance of Loki; 1st appearance of Odin; 1st appearance of Tyr; ThorStan Lee, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#86

  11/1/1962
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1 copy available for $165.00
1st Appearance of Odin; 1st appearance of Tomorrow Man; 1st appearance Tomorrow Man (Zarrko)Stan Lee, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#87

  12/1/1962
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 Stan Lee, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Paul Reinman

#88

  1/1/1963
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Versus LokiStan Lee, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#89

  2/1/1963
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Origin of ThorStan Lee, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Sol Brodsky, Steve Ditko

#90

  3/1/1963
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1st Appearance of Carbon-CopyLarry Lieber, Stan LeeAl Hartley, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko

#91

  4/1/1963
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1st Appearance of SanduLarry Lieber, Stan LeeAl Hartley, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko

#92

  5/1/1963
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1st Appearance of FriggaRobert Bernstein, Stan LeeJoe Sinnott, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#93

  6/1/1963
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1 copy available for $76.00
1st Appearance of Radioactive Man (Dr. Chen Lu)-MarvelLarry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, Stan LeeJack Kirby, Larry Lieber, Steve Ditko

#94

  7/1/1963
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LokiLarry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, Stan LeeJoe Sinnott, Larry Lieber, Steve Ditko

#95

  8/1/1963
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2 copies available from $86.00
 Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, Stan LeeJoe Sinnott, Larry Lieber, Steve Ditko

#96

  9/1/1963
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1 copy available for $130.00
 Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, Stan LeeJoe Sinnott, Larry Lieber, Steve Ditko

#97

  10/1/1963
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4 copies available from $22.00
1st Appearance of Lava Men; 1st Appearance of Surtur; 1st Appearance of Tales of Asgard; 1st appearance Ymir; Versus Ymir; Versus Molto; Tales of Asgard backup stories beginLarry Lieber, Stan LeeDon Heck, George Roussos, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber
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