Journey into Mystery #123 [Regular Edition]
(December 1965)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-10-05
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

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

While a Universe Trembles! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

images of Loki, Odin, Demon and the Absorbing Man taken from earlier stories. The unaltered art originally had Thor on the cover alone.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

While a Universe Trembles! (Table of Contents: 2)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prepare for wonders without end, mortal!!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon
Synopsis
Thor and reporter Harris Hobbs arrive in Asgard in time to witness Odin’s defeat of Loki and Absorbing Man, both of whom are banished into outer space. Hobbs wants to photograph the events but discovers that his camera has been broken. Meanwhile, in an Asian jungle, a tribal witch doctor discovers a Norn stone which grants him great power.
Reprints
Keywords
Norn Stone; Scepter of Supremacy

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Demon.

More Triumphs For Marvel! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

More Nutty News and Notes from One Marvel Madman to Another! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The Jaws of the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even as Thor's mutinous crew of argonauts heads into the dreaded Pillars of Utgard on the uncharted Sea of Fear...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Balder; Odin; Hogun; Volstagg; Asgardians; Utgard Dragon (introduction, dies)
Synopsis
In Asgard, Odin has a premonition concerning Ragnarok. Meanwhile, Balder saves his fellow crewmates from certain death by blowing his horn. The effects of his actions are that the Dragon of Utgard is destroyed and the ship has safe passage.
Reprints
Keywords
Pillars of Utgard; Sea of Fear

Indexer Notes

Odinsword Quest Part 6

Who Says That Marvel Madness Isn't Taking Over the World?!! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Marvel Comics Group Official Swingin' Stationery; Marvel Comics Thor T-Shirt; Marvel Comics Spider-Man Poster / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Hammer Strikes [Thor] / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, I'm writing you about issues #117, 118, 119 and 120 of Thor.
Characters
Thor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Charles Ditto, Thomas Chicarelle, William L. McCord, Jr., John McAllister, P. Michael Cohen and Paul Sinkevich; includes a Thor image from a previous story.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. While a Universe Trembles!
    Thor
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
  3. 2. While a Universe Trembles!
    Thor
  4. 3. More Triumphs For Marvel!
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. More Nutty News and Notes from One Marvel Madman to Another!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. The Jaws of the Dragon!
    Tales of Asgard
  7. 6. Who Says That Marvel Madness Isn't Taking Over the World?!!
    Marvel Comics Group Official Swingin' Stationery; Marvel Comics Thor T-Shirt; Marvel Comics Spider-Man Poster
  8. 7. ["Dear Stan and Jack, I'm writing you about issues #117, 118, 119 and 120 of Thor."]
    The Hammer Strikes [Thor]
  9. 8. ["204pc Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
  10. 9. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
  11. 10. ["Boys! Men!"]
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