Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Marvel History 186: Journey into Mystery # 109

Issue: Journey into Mystery # 109
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: October 1964
Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Journey_Into_Mystery_109


Commentary:

The story begins at the World's Fair, with Thor admiring a statue of himself.  No one ever said our Norse neighbor was humble.  There's also a statue of the X-Men, because the entire world doesn't hate them yet.

Thor doesn't meet the X-Men in this tale, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.  He does destroy Magneto's base of operations, but Magneto seems to blow through these at an alarming rate, so I have no doubt he'll land on his feet.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Magneto has them scanning for the X-Men's location, and he has them based somewhere near Manhattan
  • Don Blake had a date scheduled with nurse Jane, so good to see some progress on that romantic front (even though he had to cancel it)
  • Magneto refers to his transportation as the Magni-Sub
  • The backup story deals with "Arkin the Weak," who's a cousin to Loki of clearly lesser repute

Favorite Panel:

Don't mind me, I'm just casually tossing away one of the most powerful objects in the universe.

Next: Sgt. Fury # 11