Journey into Mystery #121 [Regular Edition]
(October 1965)

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 Pop Art Productions
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?
Characters
Ben Rebhuhn (photo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for the American Body Building Club.

"The Power! The Passion! The Pride!" (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the foes he has ever battled, none came closer to defeating the mighty thunder god than he who is called the Absorbing Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
F: Thor; GA: Odin; Balder; Ularic; Hooded Man [Harris Hobbs]; Jane Foster; V: Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]
Reprints

4 More Marvel Masterpieces! (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Sgt. Fury; Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; John Severin
Inks
Vince Colletta; Steve Ditko; John Severin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero; war
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing]; Medusa; Gorgon; Dragon Man; Spider-Man; The Cat; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes [Dum Dum Dugan; Gabriel Jones; "Rebel" Ralston; Dino Manelli; Izzy Cohen; Percival Pinkerton]; Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Hydra agents

Indexer Notes

Promos for Fantastic Four #44, Amazing Spider-Man #30, Sgt. Fury #23 and Strange Tales #138 using stats of their covers. Also includes another 25 members of the M.M.M.S.

The 1965 Marvel Annuals (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Sgt. Fury; Thor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers
Inks
Mike Esposito; Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing]; Spider-Man; Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandoes [Dum Dum Dugan; Gabriel Jones; "Rebel" Ralston; Dino Manelli; Izzy Cohen; Percival Pinkerton; Eric Koenig]; Baron Strucker; Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp]; X-Men [Cyclops; Iceman; Angel; Marvel Girl; Beast]; Professor X; Hulk; Ringmaster; Dr. Strange; Thor; Hercules; Loki; Radio-Active Man; Duplicate Thor; Lava Man;

Indexer Notes

Promo for Fantastic Four Annual #3, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2, Marvel Tales Annual #2, Sgt. Fury Annual #1 and Journey into Mystery Annual #1 using a reprint of their covers.

Maelstrom! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoping to postpone the day of Ragnarok (the end of the world, when even the gods shall perish), Thor leads his mighty crew of argonauts into the dread Sea of Fear...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Odin; Thor; Balder; Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg; Argonauts [Loki; Kroda; Magrat]
Reprints
Keywords
Pillars of Utgard; Sea of Fear

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 4.

[Marvel T-Shirts] (Table of Contents: 6)

Marvel Comics T-Shirts / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin; Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Marie Severin; Frank Giacoia; Dick Ayers; Chic Stone; Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The whole country is going "t-shirt wild," and if you've already received yours, you'll know why!
Characters
Thor

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the following T-Shirts (including pictures): Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes, Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Cling Barton]; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver]; Dr. Strange; Western (Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid); Iron Man; Professor X and the X-Men. Thor illo is likely drawn by Marie Severin.

The Hammer Strikes (Table of Contents: 7)

The Hammer Strikes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Thor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Joe Sweeney, Charlie Loving, George Tsakiris, Roxana Richardson, Tom Copeland, James Larsen and Walter Irwin. Also includes an advertisement for Journey Into Mystery Annual #1, the Marvel T-Shirts; the 1965 annuals, M.M.M.S. membership and next issue teaser.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, fellows!

Indexer Notes

Ad by the GRIT Publishing Corp.

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

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This free book shows how you can make big money as an auto mechanic even while you're learning!

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the Commercial Trades Institute.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Albert Dorne

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?"]
  3. 2. "The Power! The Passion! The Pride!"
    Thor
  4. 3. 4 More Marvel Masterpieces!
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Sgt. Fury; Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  5. 4. The 1965 Marvel Annuals
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Sgt. Fury; Thor
  6. 5. Maelstrom!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. [Marvel T-Shirts]
    Marvel Comics T-Shirts
  8. 7. The Hammer Strikes
    The Hammer Strikes
  9. 8. ["Look, fellows!"]
  10. 9. ["This free book shows how you can make big money as an auto mechanic even while you're learning!"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  11. 10. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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