Friday, February 24, 2012

Journey into Mystery # 119

Issue: Journey into Mystery # 119
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: August 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Journey_Into_Mystery_119


Commentary:

Thor is phased into an "unsolid" being, kind of like this gal.  Alas, it doesn't last long.  And, it turns out it was Loki trying to help a brother out.  Loki's attempt to help Thor spares him from Odin's wrath.

Thor also handles the Destroyer, although the battle is not without cost, as his hammer is damaged.  But Thor, being the Norse handyman that he is, plans to take it to the forge and fix it.

In the backup story, Thor assembles his team to learn what has cracked Odinsword.  Hogun the Grim, Fandral the Dashing, and Volstagg the, er, enormous.  The '78 Dolphins it's not, but Thor's confident he can get the job done with the warriors three (this marking their first appearance).  Also, Odin thinks Ragnarok is coming.  Ragnarok is kind of a big deal.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Volstagg has fifteen kids.  Fifteen.  Normally I don't do a quick thoughts if I only have one thought, but in the case of the prodigious and potent loins of Mr. Stagg, I thought I'd make an exception.


Favorite Panel:


Odin in Uggs (which was an alternative name for this blog)

Favorite Quote: "No man is ever truly free!  Not while conscience and memory remain!" - Thor (Stan's getting deep)

Next: Sgt. Fury # 21