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Journey Into Mystery
# 91-100


Journey Into Mystery # 91: "Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
Writer: Stan Lee/Larry Lieber
Artist: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Loki augments the powers of Sandu, a sideshow psychic, and he begins a world-wide campaign of terror. Thor confronts Sandu, but Sandu defeats him. Using his belt of strength, Thor frees himself.  Sandu overloads his power trying to pick up Thor's hammer.
 

Jay's Notes:

  • First use of the belt of strength. 
  • First appearance of the Valkyries, although they are far from warrior women.
  • Reprinted in Marvel Tales #9.

Journey Into Mystery # 92: "The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer!"
Writer: Stan Lee/R. Berns
Artist: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
Thor, while helping a film production company, inadvertently frees Loki who then captures Thor's hammer. Thor reaches Asgard before he transforms back to Blake. He battles through Loki's minions to retrieve his hammer and defeat Loki.

Jay's Notes:

  • Reprinted in Marvel Tales #10

Journey Into Mystery # 93: "The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!"
Writer: Stan Lee/R. Berns
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
As a response to Thor, Red China commissions the creation of the Radio-Active Man. He travels to America and challenges Thor, only to be defeated.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of the Radio-Active Man.
  • Reprinted in Journey Into Mystery Annual #1.

Journey Into Mystery # 94: "Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!
Writer: Stan Lee/R. Berns
Artist: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
Loki changes Thor's personality and together they wreck havoc upon the Earth. The Asgardian Gods intercede and restore Thor's personality. They also undo all the damage that was done.

Jay's Notes:

  • Reprinted in Marvel Tales #11.

Journey Into Mystery # 95: "The Demon Duplicators!"
Writer: Stan Lee/R. Berns
Artist: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Zaxton, a scientists jealous of Blake's success, creates a duplicating machine, which creates opposites, that he uses on Thor. Thor defeats the evil Thor duplicate. A fleeing Zaxton creates a good duplicate of himself to provide confusion, but the real
Zaxton falls to his death.

Jay's Notes:

  • Reprinted in Journey Into Mystery Annual #1.

Journey Into Mystery # 96: "Mad Merlin!"
Writer: Stan Lee/R. Berns
Artist: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Merlin, awakened from his 1,000-year sleep, tries to size power only to find Thor standing in his way. Thor defeats him and forces him to sleep for another 1,000 years.

Jay's Notes:

  • Reprinted in  Thor Annual #2.
  • Cameo by JFK.

Journey Into Mystery # 97: "The Lava Men!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
Blake defies Odin's objections and decides to propose to Jane. However, she tells him she is leaving his practice to work for another doctor. Blake isn't allowed to dwell on what has happen since the Lava Men require Thor's attention. Thor quickly dispatches the Lava Men.

Journey Into Mystery # 98: "Challenged by the Human Cobra!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: Dick Ayers
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis:
To purge his thoughts of Jane, Blake travels to South America to visit a dying teacher. He learns of the Cobra and returns to the States to battle him as Thor. Thor frees Jane from the Cobra's clutches but the Cobra escapes. Jane decides to return to Blake's practice.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Cobra.

Journey Into Mystery # 99: "The Mysterious Mister Hyde!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Thor petitions Odin to marry Jane. Odin will consent if she proves herself worthy. A jealous doctor, bent on revenge against Blake, transforms himself into Mr. Hyde. Meanwhile, Mr. Hyde, posing as Thor, commits a bank robbery.

Jay's Notes:

  • First appearance of Mister Hyde.

Journey Into Mystery # 100: "The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde!"
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Mr. Hyde takes Blake and Jane captive. Blake transforms into Thor and battles against Mr. Hyde. The battle is interrupted by Jane's concern for Blake. Odin is displeased with her behavior and forbids Thor to marry her.

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