Journey into Mystery #86

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1962
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/17267

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled ["How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"] (The Mighty Thor!) Cover, 1 page

"How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor!
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #2 (June 1978)
Untitled
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"] [Journey into Mystery #86
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"How can I defeat the Tomorrow Man when he can fade into a different year before I reach him??"  (black & white)
Printed in
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #4 (September 1966)
 
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #450 (August 1992)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #2 (27 Aprile 1971)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #4 (11 March 1967)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 ([November] 2010)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #4
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
 
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #86 (November 1962)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

"Are you skinny like I was?"

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club
Characters
George Jowett; John Sill; Tony Pascarella; Jim Norman

Credits

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

Synopsis

Body-building ad.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man! (Thor the Mighty) Comic story, 13 pages

"Behold, Thunder God... you pursued me into the future, only to meet your doom at the hands of my steel slaves!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor the Mighty
Genre
Superhero
Code
[V-913]
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Tomorrow Man [Arthur Zarrko] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; Odin (introduction, cameo)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, inker [credited]
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Jon D'Agostino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
Untitled
 
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #4 (September 1966)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #2 (June 1978)
On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
On the Trail of Tomorrow Man!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"  (black and white)
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
Untitled  (black and white)
Printed in
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 ([November] 2010)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #4 (11 March 1967)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #2 (27 Aprile 1971)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #58 (1967 ?)
 
Spellbound (L. Miller & Son, 1960 series) #45 (1964)
 
Titan Pocket Book (Marvel UK, 1980 series) #2 (1980)
 
Eclipso (Arédit-Artima, 1968 series) #18 (mars 1972)
 
Die Rächer (Condor, 1979 series) #2
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #4
 
Les Vengeurs Color (Arédit-Artima, 1982 series) #4 (juin 1983)
 
Hit Comics Die Spinne (BSV - Williams, 1971 series) #229
 
Marvel Tales (Yaffa / Page, 1977 series) #3 ([1979])
 
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (Marvel UK, 1973 series) #4 (10 March 1973)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
 
De Vergelders (Oberon, 1979 series) #2 (1979)
 
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #86 (November 1962)
Printed in
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #4 (September 1966)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 ([December] 2013)
 
Marvel Gold. El Hombre Hormiga: ¡El Hombre en el Hormiguero! (Panini España, 2015 series) #[nn] (Junio 2015)
 
Der Eiserne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #6

Synopsis

Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.

Notes

D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo, May 2014. Previous indexer credited Artie Simek.

This story is divided into two parts: an unmarked first part (5 pp) and part two—"Flight to the Future" (8 pp). The Tomorrow Man next appears in issue #101 (February 1964). Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art.

Show/hide 3. Weather Man Text story, 2 pages

"There was trouble in the air."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
[G-931]
Characters
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Joe Maneely, line art
 
Joe Maneely , inker [signed ]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Original
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #139 (October 1955)

Synopsis

The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.

Notes

Text story with illustration. Story title is from The Mighty Thor Comics Index #5 by George Olshevsky.

First page is located between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence.

Second page appears between the comic stories “Humans, Keep Out!” and “The Changeling”.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Mr. Ned Mason) Advertisement, 1 page

"Will you work Saturday mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 extra?"

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Ned Mason
Characters
Ned Mason (Photograph)

Credits

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

Synopsis

Advertisement to sell shoes from the Mason Shoe Mfg. Company.

Notes

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

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Commercial Trades Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Amazing new home training plan"

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for air conditioning and refrigeration training booklets.

Notes

Between pages 10 and 11 of Thor story.

Show/hide 6. Untitled Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"1001 things that you can get free"

Credits

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

Notes

On top half of page.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Honor House Products) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Bike bonanza of big buys"

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products

Credits

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

Notes

An advertisement for bicycle-related accessories including a "bike machine gun" for 75¢ from Honor House Prod. Corp. on lower half of page.

Show/hide 8. Humans, Keep Out! Comic story, 5 pages

"Even in the scientifically advanced year of 1975, there are still people who perform menial tasks!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
[V-914 ?]
Characters
Ezra Grumley

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Don Heck, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Sam Rosen , letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Giant-Size Man-Thing (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (February 1975)
 
Weird Planets (Alan Class, 1962 series) #4 (1962)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #16 (3 June 1967)
 
Fantastic Annual (IPC, 1967 series) #1969
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #26 ([1965])
 
Hulk (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #6 ([Juni 1974])
 
Vengeur (Arédit-Artima, 1972 series) #2 (2ème trimestre 1972)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #136
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #90 ([circa 1972 - 1973])
 
Marvelserien (Williams Förlags AB, 1967 series) #37 (1970)

Synopsis

Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

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

Notes

Ad to recruit sellers of Grit newspaper.

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

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue

Credits

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

Notes

Send $1.00 for catalog listing prices the company will pay for rare coins.

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

Show/hide 11. Untitled [Stamps; Shop by Mail] Advertisement, 1 page

"Stamp Collecting Outfit"

Credits

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

Notes

Ad for stamps and other products.

Follows page 2 of “The Clock” prose story.

Show/hide 12. The Changeling! Comic story, 5 pages

"Sometimes a change can be a good thing... sometimes it can be disastrous!"

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
V-915

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #40 (July 1974)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #10 (22 April 1967)
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #32 (1964 ?)
 
Eclipso (Arédit-Artima, 1968 series) #18 (mars 1972)
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #70 (1967)
 
Vengeur (Arédit-Artima, 1972 series) #2 (2ème trimestre 1972)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #124
 

Synopsis

An ugly king threatens a sorcerer with death unless he makes the king "the most handsome male" so the sorcerer turns him into a swan.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Mike Marvel System) Advertisement, 1 page

"Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method can build you a magnificent new he-man-muscled body in just ten minutes a day"

Featuring

Feature
Mike Marvel System
Characters
Mike Marvel (photo)

Credits

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

Notes

Ad for Dynaflex body-building course for $1.98.

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

"Boys, girls, men, women if you know just 20 people…"

Featuring

Feature
Wallace Brown Greeting Cards

Credits

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

Notes

Ad to recruit sellers of Christmas cards.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Learn radio-television electronics by practising at home in your spare time"

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

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

Notes

Advertisement to learn how to repair televisions and radios from the National Radio Institute. Located on inside rear cover.

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 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 87723

Entry created

  • 24/07/2014

Cover added

  • 24/07/2014

Index completed

  • 05/11/2021

Last updated

  • 05/11/2021