Journey into Mystery #98

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1963
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18001

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Human Cobra! / Odin Battles the Ice Giants ! (Thor) Cover, 1 page

"Even a thunder god cannot match my great power... as you are now about to learn!!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees]; Jane Foster

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Sol Brodsky, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #6 (August 1981)
The Human Cobra!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
Think You Got Troubles Wait Till You See What Happens to... Thor When He Meets... the Human Cobra! [Journey into Mystery #98]
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
Think You Got Troubles Wait Till You See What Happens to... Thor When He Meets... the Human Cobra!  (black and white)
Printed in
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
in Mitico Thor, Il (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #7
in Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001) [black & white]
in Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #7 (6 Luglio 1971)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Uncanny Tales (Alan Class, 1963 series) #29 (1965 ?)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #16
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #98 (November 1963)
Show/hide 1. Untitled [All-Male He-Man] (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club
Characters
Ben Rebhuhn; William Butler; John Sill; Felipe Mendoza; Tony Pascarella; Larry Campbell

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for body building course with photos of some successful users.

On inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Challenged by the Human Cobra! (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

"It isn't fair!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-451
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Doctor Bruce Andrews; Odin; Professor Shecktor (introduction, death)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Don Heck, line art [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #12 (January 1968)
"Challenged by the Human Cobra!"
 
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #12 (January 1968)
 
Australia
The Silver Surfer Giant 100 Page Special (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
Challenged by the Human Cobra
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #6 (August 1981)
Challenged by the Human Cobra!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Challenged by the Human Cobra!"
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Challenged by the Human Cobra!"  (black and white)
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
 
United States
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010? series) #1 (November 2010)
Challenged by the Human Cobra!
From GCD
in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #12 (January 1968)
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
in Mitico Thor, Il (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #7
in Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001) [black & white]
in Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
Printed in
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #7 (6 Luglio 1971)
 
Uncanny Tales (Alan Class, 1963 series) #29 (1965 ?)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #20 (1 July 1967)
 
Eclipso (Arédit-Artima, 1968 series) #46 (novembre 1974)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #16
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)

Synopsis

While visiting India, Don Blake finds that one of his old teachers has been murdered by a villain who gained the power of a snake. Thor fights the Cobra in New York and defeats him. Jane Foster, Doctor Andrews’ employee at the beginning of this story, witnesses her new boss's cowardice and goes back to work for Doctor Blake.

Notes

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

Show/hide 3. Snowstorm Text story, 2 pages

"The snowstorm had come up suddenly."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
[J-866]
Characters
Dawson; Mr. Manfredy

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Original
Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #47 (September 1956)

Synopsis

A hiker lost in the snow meets a scientist who discovered how to transform other metals into gold but lives in isolation so his discovery will not cause turmoil.

Notes

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

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Padell Book Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

"You can have the secret weapon!"

Featuring

Feature
Padell Book Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

An advertisement for Padell Book Company's instruction booklets for self-defense, hypnotism, mechanical drawing, etc.

Notes

Between page 1 of “Snowstorm” prose story and page 6 of the Thor comic story.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Mr. Victor Mason) Advertisement, 1 page

"Will you work Saturday mornings... ?"

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Victor Mason

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Advertisement to sell shoes from the Mason Shoe Mfg. Company

Notes

Between pages 10 and 11 of the Thor comic story.

Show/hide 6. Hypno-Coin (Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Advertisement for the Hypno-Coin from Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.

Notes

On upper half of page.

Show/hide 7. New Accordions — Save up to 1/2 (Accordion Corp. of America) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Accordion Corp. of America

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (background and lettering only)
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Send in coupon for free catalog of electronic accordions.

Notes

On lower half of page.

Show/hide 8. The Purple Planet! Comic story, 5 pages

"The time is five hundred years in the future!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Dunstan Dirk

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (Script)
Art
Larry Lieber, penciller
 
Matt Fox, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ray Holloway, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Uncanny Tales (Alan Class, 1963 series) #29 (1965 ?)
 
Secrets of the Unknown (Alan Class, 1962 series) #40
 
Marvelserien (Williams Förlags AB, 1967 series) #6 (1967)

Synopsis

A criminal in the future travels to a rich but primitive world, hoping to exploit the simple people. Unfortunately they don't understand the universal language, and lock him in a zoo as an animal.

Show/hide 9. Live Sea Horses! (Living pets) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Living pets

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (background only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Three ads for live pets.

Notes

On top half of page, preceding page 2 of “Snowstorm” prose story.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Ad solicits boys to sell Grit newspaper.

Notes

On lower half of page, preceding page 2 of “Snowstorm” prose story.

Show/hide 11. Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants (Tales of Asgard) Comic story, 5 pages

"In the days of the gods, when the world was young, Asgard was menaced by the rampaging ice giants..."

Featuring

Feature
Tales of Asgard
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
X-452
Characters
Odin; Ymir; Ice Giants (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Don Heck, inker [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #6 (August 1981)
Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants  (black and white)
From GCD
in Tales of Asgard (Marvel, 1968 series) #1 (October 1968)
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
in Mitico Thor, Il (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #2
in Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001) [black & white]
in Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
Printed in
Thor: Tales of Asgard (Marvel, 2009 series) #1 (May 2009)
 
Tales of Asgard (Marvel, 1968 series) #1 (October 1968)
 
Thor: Tales of Asgard (Marvel, 2010 series) #[nn] ([January] 2010)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #2 (27 Aprile 1971)
 
Biblioteca Marvel: Thor (Planeta DeAgostini, 2001 series) #1 (Mayo 2001)
 
Uncanny Tales (Alan Class, 1963 series) #29 (1965 ?)
 
Die Spinne (Condor, 1980 series) #40 (1981)
 
Thor (Arédit-Artima, 1977 series) #14 (juin 1981)
 
Vengeur (Arédit-Artima, 1972 series) #8 (1er trimestre 1974)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #5
 
Valour (Marvel UK, 1980 series) #2 (12 November 1980)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #98 (November 1963)

Synopsis

The ice giants, led by Ymir, attack Asgard but Odin defends it and traps Ymir inside a ring of fire.

Notes

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

Show/hide 12. Untitled [Stamps; Shop by Mail] Advertisement, 1 page

"Stamp collecting outfit"

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Ad for stamps and other products.

Notes

Follows page 2 of “Snowstorm” prose story.

Show/hide 13. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Ad for hypnotism lessons.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Wallace Brown Greeting Cards) Advertisement, 1 page

"Boys, girls, men, women"

Featuring

Feature
Wallace Brown Greeting Cards

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset

Notes

Ad for the Wallace Brown line of Christmas cards.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (NRI Training) Advertisement, 1 page

"Make $3 to $5 an hour starting soon"

Featuring

Feature
NRI Training

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for NRI Training.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Famous Artists Schools) Advertisement, 1 page

"He’s looking for people who like to draw"

Featuring

Feature
Famous Artists Schools
Characters
Albert Dorne (caricature)

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.

Send for no obligation Famous Artists Talent Test.


Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

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

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 54042

Entry created

  • 13/05/2022

Cover added

  • 06/10/2010

Index completed

  • 13/05/2022

Last updated

  • 13/05/2022