Journey into Mystery #86 [British]
(November 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-09-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #86.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Distributed to newstands in September 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Thor! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man
Reprints

On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor the Mighty / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
[V-913]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, Thunder God... you pursued me into the future, only to meet your doom at the hands of my steel slaves!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis
Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo, May 2014. Previous indexer credited Artie Simek.

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"Flight to the Future" (8 pp). The Tomorrow Man next appears in issue #101 (February 1964). Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art.

Weather Man (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-931]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was trouble in the air.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay
Synopsis
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

Humans, Keep Out! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Job Number
[V-914 ?]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even in the scientifically advanced year of 1975, there are still people who perform menial tasks!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ezra Grumley
Synopsis
Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.
Reprints

The Changeling! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-915
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes a change can be a good thing... sometimes it can be disastrous!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
An ugly king threatens a sorcerer with death unless he makes the king "the most handsome male" so the sorcerer turns him into a swan.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"]
    The Mighty Thor!
  2. 1. On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor the Mighty
  3. 2. Weather Man
  4. 3. Humans, Keep Out!
  5. 4. The Changeling!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jonathan Sari
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
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