Journey into Mystery #93 [Regular Edition]
(June 1963)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-04-02
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.

Distributed to newstands in April 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
This issue has variants:

Radio-Active-Man! (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
Throw away your accursed hammer, Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; The Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu]
Reprints

Start Your Own Business! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Christy Trades School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mysterious Radio-Active Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway (credited as R. Holloway)

Job Number
X-202
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the sinister scientific laboratories of Red China is spawned a new kind of menace, designed only for one purpose...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; General Fu (introduction); Chairman Mao Zedong (cameo)
Synopsis
While on a medical mission to India, Dr. Blake becomes Thor to repel a Chinese attack. In order to fight Thor, a Chinese scientist irradiates himself to gain great power. He fights Thor in New York, and nearly defeats him, but Thor blows him back to China, creating a nuclear explosion.
Reprints
Keywords
India; New York City; Peking

Indexer Notes

Job number formerly incorrectly listed as X-211, from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #4

Over the Moon (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-884]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Movie making is a funny business, not just because of all the money people make if they hit the top...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mr. Collins; Jim
Synopsis
A science fiction movie director gets some help from a real alien and flying saucer, but the film bombs when the footage of the saucer is dismissed as too phony-looking.
Reprints
Keywords
Nevada

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) /

Palmer-Jones Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Mr. Victor Mason / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Man Who Wouldn't Die! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-211
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes the safest shelter in the world can be the most dangerous!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Caleb Cartwright
Synopsis
A selfish billionaire builds a fallout shelter deep beneath the Earth's surface, but when he insists on touring it alone he discovers a group of primitive humans that attack him and collapse the tunnel, trapping him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Saw a Martian! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was evening! The night was dark and still!
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man cannot convince the police that he saw an alien ship land. He is really a Martian spy, making sure that they will be able to infiltrate safely.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion; armada; spaceships

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[2 Complete Fishing Outfits] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Radio-Active-Man!
    Thor
  2. 1. Start Your Own Business!
    Christy Trades School
  3. 2. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!
    Thor
  4. 3. Over the Moon
  5. 4. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Palmer-Jones Publishers
  6. 5. ["How to make money as you train at home for a better job or a business of your own in Auto Mechanics"]
  7. 6. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co.
  8. 7. [Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?]
    Mr. Victor Mason
  9. 8. The Man Who Wouldn't Die!
  10. 9. Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time
    Grit
  11. 10. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. I Saw a Martian!
  14. 13. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  16. 15. [2 Complete Fishing Outfits]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  17. 16. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
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