Sunday, March 4, 2012

Journey into Mystery # 120

Issue: Journey into Mystery # 120
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: September 1965

Brief Summary:


Thor's hammer took some damage last issue, so his big play is to take the hammer to...Pittsburgh.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, not only does Pittsburgh produce steel, but they also have furnaces hot enough to heal the hammer of a Norse god.  He is also finally able to prove to Odin that Loki cheated during the trial of the gods (which started back here).

Thor tries to get back to his normal life after the trial, but he finds that the members of the Avengers have completely changed, and his nurse Jane Foster is nowhere to be found.  But before he gets anywhere with these things, he'll have to fight off the Absorbing Man, returned to earth by the ever mischievous Loki.

I also would like to point out that Odin wears a golden crown with an enormous owl symbol on it.  Just the latest in Norse god fashion.

The quest for the Odinsword continues in this issue's backup tale.

Favorite Panel:

Thor walks the rainbow bridge.

Next: Sgt Fury # 22