Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marvel History Post 117: Journey into Mystery # 101

Issue: Journey into Mystery # 101
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: February 1964

Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Journey_Into_Mystery_101

Commentary:

Thor's brooding about not being able to marry Jane Foster continues, and his Avengers teammates step in to see what the deal is.  A nice bit of restraint on Stan's part to not have the rest of the Avengers immediately enter combat with Thor, as so often happens with Marvel heroes when there is a dispute on, well, pretty much anything.


Odin isn't impressed with Thor's love troubles, and halves Thor's powers.  He also forbids him from returning to Asgard until he gives up Jane.  


This issue also ends on a cliffhanger, so it appears that Stan will start using the two part story more often here on out.


Quick Thoughts:

  • Aw, yeah, Zarrko is back!
  • Loki seems to have returned to favor enough for his father to start listening to him.
Favorite Panel:

Thor vs. Stringer -- I mean, Heimdall, on the Rainbow Bridge.  


Next:

Strange Tales # 117