Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Marvel History 240: Journey into Mystery # 115

Issue: Journey into Mystery # 115
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: April 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Journey_Into_Mystery_115


Commentary:

So, Thor has flown off earth in pursuit of Jane Foster in Asgard.  He leaves the Absorbing Man behind.  This raises a good question, which is where does Thor's loyalty lay?  Is it with Asgard, with earth, with himself?  Does he owe anything to the people of our planet?

Also, Thor gives Jane Foster the "gift of forgetfullness" upon returning her to Earth.  Again, there is no question about the morality of tampering with someone's memory.  Really, I should just stop bringing it up, because it's all over the place, and no one seems to think twice about it.  Consider it "forgotten."

Just as its predecessor did, this issue ends on a cliffhanger, with Thor headed back to Asgard to fight Loki in the Trial of the Gods!

Quick Thoughts:
  • Odin is aware of Loki's trickery once more, and yet again, does nothing
  • Creel looks a lot like the Human Torch when he absorbs fire
  • Thor defeats the Absorbing Man by getting him to turn into helium; yikes
  • Loki makes friends with a Storm Giant called Ghan in the backup story
Favorite Panel:

Let it not be said that Crusher Creel is not a man of discerning taste!

Favorite Quote:

"It would require the wisdom of Odin for any mortal to say where science ends and fiction begins!" - Thor

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