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
On-sale Date
1963-12-02
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

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

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

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as G. Bell)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stand back, folks!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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: 3)

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

Draw the First Day (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Magic Art Reproducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypnotic-Coin (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Enemies! (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
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.

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invasion of Asgard! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

Tales of Asgard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as G. Bell)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-568
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here stands Heimdall!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
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).

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Now you can solve "tough" math problems like this!"]
  3. 2. The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!
    Thor
  4. 3. The Flying Saucer That Was
  5. 4. Draw the First Day
    Magic Art Reproducer
  6. 5. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  7. 6. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
  8. 7. Hypnotic-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  9. 8. The Enemies!
  10. 9. ["Come on, fella grab the chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. The Invasion of Asgard! [The Boyhood of Thor! Part 2]
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
  15. 14. My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  16. 15. ["Make $3 to $5 an hour starting soon"]
  17. 16. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this ‘Saturday morning shoe store’"]
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