Journey into Mystery #104 [Regular Edition]
(May 1964)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-03-03
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

Issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Giants Walk the Earth! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Surtur; Skagg
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Giants Walk the Earth! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-636
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Skagg; Surtur; Balder; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Enchantress [Amora] (cameo); Executioner [Skurge] (cameo)
Synopsis
Odin comes to Earth to settle the matter of Thor's love for Jane Foster. At the same time, Loki frees Skagg, the Storm Giant and Surtur so that he never has to relinquish his power over Asgard. Thor, Balder and Odin defeat the giants and Loki is punished.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Avengers [superhero]; X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Training for Big Pay Made Simple! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Revenge! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[X-628]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are many different kinds of revenge!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dorr Rathko; Kirn; Lycia Welles
Synopsis
When an asteroid miner's partner marries the girl he loves, he tries to get revenge by stealing their asteroid, but is killed in a freak meteor shower.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number revealed on original art. Info per Nick Caputo.

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

Accordion Corp. of America / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Poor Oscar!--(Continued From Last Issue) (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-367
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Oscar Meeker; Mathilda Meeker
Synopsis
A long-suffering pushover is stuck with a battered suitcase, but finds that the case magically fills with money and spends it for him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. Announces that only feature-length Thor stories and the Tales of Asgard stories will appear in Journey Into Mystery, starting next issue.

Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! [Origin of Heimdall Part 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-637?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beginning: a new dimension in comics!
Feature Logo
Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Heimdall (origin); Odin; Agnar the Fierce (introduction); Gotron, the Agile (introduction); Brimer (introduction); Trolls; Storm Giants
Synopsis
Odin has decided to appoint a sentry to the Rainbow Bridge. Agnar, Gotron and Heimdall try out for the appointment but Heimdall gets it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First in the Heimdall Biography series.

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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) /

American Seed / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Giants Walk the Earth!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
  3. 2. Giants Walk the Earth!
    Thor
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    The Avengers [superhero]; X-Men
  5. 4. Training for Big Pay Made Simple!
    Commercial Trades Institute
  6. 5. My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  7. 6. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit!"]
    Grit
  8. 7. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  9. 8. Revenge!
  10. 9. ["New accordions - save up to 1/2"]
    Accordion Corp. of America
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. Poor Oscar!--(Continued From Last Issue)
  13. 12. Heimdall Guardian of the Mystic Rainbow Bridge! [Origin of Heimdall Part 1]
    Tales of Asgard
  14. 13. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  15. 14. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  16. 15. ["Earn big money"]
  17. 16. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
    American Seed
  18. 17. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
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