Monday, August 2, 2010

Marvel History Post 52: Journey into Mystery # 92

Issue: Journey into Mystery # 92 Writer: Stan Lee Artist: Robert Bernstein Publication Date: May 1963 Brief Summary: Thor handles a few criminals while Loki is chained up and ticked off up in Asgard. Later, Thor appears in a movie, and Loki is watching, when he comes up with a plan to attract Thor's hammer towards his chains, as they are made of the same metal. Thor loses his hammer, which breaks Loki free. Thor calls upon his poppa Odin for help, who brings Thor back to Asgard. Odin believes the hammer returned to Asgard, but Thor shall have to find it for himself, as Odin and the gods are busy doing...godly things. Thor goes searching and wanders into Loki's forest, where the trees attack him. Thor handles the trees, and handles everything Loki throws at him by making hammers out of the natural surroundings. Thor figures out that Loki must have been up to all this trouble, and he is able to retrieve his hammer and set the gods on Loki, who is captured again. Commentary: Well, Thor isn't the first marvel hero to appear in a movie in the MU, as seen here. He donates the money to charity, of course. Also, Loki is clearly Thor's arch-nemesis, and this is well defined at this point. Whereas in Fantastic Four, it has not yet become clear who their arch foe will be, it is apparent that for Thor, there is only Loki. Quick Thoughts:
  • Apparently while in Asgard Thor does not return to being Dr. Don Blake without his hammer.
  • Two other gods, Heimdall and Fricka, make brief appearances here.
Favorite Panel: Thor is many things, but a tree hugger apparently is not one of them. Next: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes # 1!