Journey into Mystery #101 [Regular Edition]
(February 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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
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 has variants.

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

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


The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]
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The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stand back, folks!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]; Odin; Loki; Heimdall; Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo)]; Haag (cameo, introduction) [called "Norn Hag" in this story]; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo] (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback)
Synopsis
Loki convinces Odin to reduce Thor's power in punishment for loving Jane Foster, and then restores the memory of the Tomorrow Man so that he can come back in time and defeat Thor. He builds a powerful robot, and when Thor cannot defeat it he agrees to help the Tomorrow Man conquer the 23rd century.
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Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue. This is the first appearance of the Well of Centuries. Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

The Flying Saucer That Was (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[C-486]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
George Ridley looked at his watch and realized it was way past his supper time.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
George Ridley; Monroe Marks; Dr. Willard Seldin; Harry Landau
Synopsis
A teacher frantically tries to convince people that he saw aliens, but it turns out that they are friendly and make him their ambassador.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Enemies! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-560
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was more than a war of worlds!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prince Sunor; Rakku the Terrible
Synopsis
The barbaric Vulcans plan to invade the world of the pacifist Idylicans. Instead of fighting, the Idylicans abandon their world, altering the gravity of their world to trap the invaders, and settling the Vulcan's abandoned homes as their own.
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Indexer Notes

These Vulcans predate Star Trek by several years. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Invasion of Asgard! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 2] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-568
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here stands Heimdall!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Loki; Haag [called only "Norn Hag" in this story]; Hati; Heimdall; Geirrodur (introduction); Odin; Skoll (introduction); Ulfrin the Dragon
Synopsis
Loki makes a hole in Asgard's defenses and lures Thor there to face an attack alone. Thor holds off the enemies of Asgard until help arrives.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Geirrodur next appears in Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #137 (February 1967), Skoll next appears in Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #448 (June 1992), Haag is not named until Thor (Marvel, 1965 series) #165 (June 1969).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor
  2. 1. The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Flying Saucer That Was
  4. 3. The Enemies!
  5. 4. The Invasion of Asgard! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 2]
    Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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