Journey into Mystery #91 [Regular Edition]
(April 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-02-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
This issue has variants:

Sandu, Master of the Supernatural (Table of Contents)

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
Though I am far from Earth I, Loki, shall still defeat Thor with the help of... Sandu!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Sandu
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; chains; premature burial

Indexer Notes

First Marvel Comics Group corner box. Thor head-shot pencils and possible inks by Jack Kirby. Info per Nick Caputo.

[All-Male He-Man] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sandu, Master of the Supernatural! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited) (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Terry Szenics (credited)

Job Number
[X-111 ?]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his heavenly citadel, Odin, ruler of the Norse gods, thinks of his eldest son, the mighty Thor...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin; Valkyries (introduction); Loki; Sandu (introduction)
Synopsis
Loki gives a greedy carnival mystic magical powers in order to use him to attack Thor. Thor is overcome in their first battle, but with the help of Odin and his belt of strength he defeats Loki's pawn.
Reprints
Keywords
Air Force; Police

Indexer Notes

Characters: Sandu added by Mark Combs, 2004-09-26 (Per Sandell ed.)
This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #3

The Party (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-959]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a flower in his buttonhole, a broad smile on his face, and a handsome briefcase, Mr. Braggle left his car at the curb and approached the ivy-covered mansion.
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between pages 5 and 6 of the Thor story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up comic stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Padell Book Co. Booklets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute Booklets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Seedlings (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-112
First Line of Dialogue or Text
We speak of missiles and bombs...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jeb Wilkens
Synopsis
Alien spores land on Earth and bloom into telepathic plants that would have conquered the world had they not been eaten by crows.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grayson Products’ Giant Kite / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Manikins! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-113
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You may wonder what a love story is doing in a fantasy magazine?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Selwin Simple
Synopsis
An odd man works with the manikins in a department store, but becomes upset when one of the female manikins is to be put in a bridal display. The employee disappears and the groom is replaced with a manikin that looks just like him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Live Squirrel Monkey / advertisement / 0.16 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Florida Sea Horse Co. / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural
    Thor
  2. 1. [All-Male He-Man]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!
    Thor
  4. 3. The Party
  5. 4. ["You can have the secret weapon"]
    Padell Book Co. Booklets
  6. 5. ["Great new idea from CTI"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklets
  7. 6. ["Learn radio television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute Catalog
  8. 7. The Seedlings
  9. 8. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  10. 9. ["Fly this exciting giant 7 foot windhooker!"]
    Grayson Products’ Giant Kite
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. The Manikins!
  13. 12. ["Darling live pet monkey!"]
    Live Squirrel Monkey
  14. 13. ["Live sea horses!"]
    Florida Sea Horse Co.
  15. 14. ["Learn any dance fast!"]
    Famous Dance Course
  16. 15. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
    Grit
  17. 16. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method can build you a magnificent new he-man-muscled body in just ten minutes a day"]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  19. 18. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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