Journey into Mystery #85

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
October 1962
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17212

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Loki, the God of Mischief!! (The Mighty Thor) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

From GCD
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
in Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #450 (August 1992)
in Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001) [black & white]
in Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003)
in Mighty Thor Omnibus, The (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (December 2010)
Show/hide 1. Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief! (Thor the Mighty) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor the Mighty
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki (introduction); Jane Foster; Heimdall (introduction, cameo); Odin (introduction, cameo); Balder (introduction, cameo); Tyr (introduction, cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot)
Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Newton, 1974 series) #2 ([June 1975?]) —The Amazing Spider-Man and the Human Torch
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #1 ([October 1977?])
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa, 1980?) ([1980])
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!"
 
United States
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010? series) #1 (November 2010)
Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
From GCD
in Journey Into Mystery Annual (Marvel, 1965 series) #1 (1965)
in Fantastic! (IPC Magazines Ltd, 1967 series) #3 (4 March 1967)
in Mitico Thor, Il (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #1 (April 1971) [as "Intrappolato da Loki, Il dio del male!", Italian translation]
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
in Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #450 (August 1992)
in Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001) [black & white]
in Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003)
in Mighty Thor Omnibus, The (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (December 2010)

Synopsis

Loki escapes from his prison in Asgard and comes to Earth to get revenge on Thor. The trickster hypnotizes him to help make mischief, but Thor’s transformation into Donald Blake frees him from hypnosis, allowing him to defeat Loki and return him to Asgard.

Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"The Vengeance of Loki!" (8 pp). This is the first appearance of Asgard. Balder, Tyr and Odin only appear from behind, and Heimdall looks nothing like his later appearances. The first part is expanded and retold in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #2

Show/hide 2. The Clock Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Code
[K-9]
Characters
Franz Ammergau; Gerda; Dr. Schmitt

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #148 (July 1956)

Synopsis

An old clockmaker nearly dies from the cold, but is saved by the wooden figures adorning his clocks, which he has given parts of his own soul.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. Filbert's Frightful Future! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Filbert Phelps

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Don Heck

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #1 ([October 1977?])
Filbert's Frightful Future!
From GCD
in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #93 (October 29, 1974) [as "Lo strano futuro di Filbert!", Italian translation]

Synopsis

A greedy scientist builds a time machine to visit the future and make money, but he finds himself stranded in a void, since the future does not yet exist.

Notes

Script credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

Show/hide 4. Off-Limits! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-867
Characters
Rip van Winkle

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #1 ([October 1977?])
Off-Limits!
From GCD
in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #92 (October 15, 1974) [Italian translation]

Synopsis

This story casts the character of Rip Van Winkle as a humanoid alien who visits planet Earth in violation of galactic travel guidelines which have declared the planet off limits due to its dormitive effect.

Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Letters credit is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.


Notes

Distributed to newstands in August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 85593

Cover added

  • 25/04/2014

Index completed

  • 25/04/2014

Last updated

  • 25/04/2014