Journey into Mystery #89

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
February 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/17517

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

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Show/hide Cover Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!! (Thor) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]

Credits

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) #3 (October 1978)
Untitled [Starring the Mighty...Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!]
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
Starring the Mighty... Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!! [Journey into Mystery #89]
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
Starring the Mighty... Thor! The Most Colorful Super Hero of All!!!  (black and white)
Adapted
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
Untitled
Printed in
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #7 (March 1967)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Cuentos de Brujas (Editora de Periódicos, S. C. L. "La Prensa", 1951 series) #184 (Enero 31 de 1964)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #52 (27 Marzo 1973)
 
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa / Page, 1977 series) #3
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #7
 
Marvel Tales (Yaffa / Page, 1977 series) #3 ([1979])
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
 
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia) Advertisement, 1 page

"Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"

Featuring

Feature
Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia

Credits

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

Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for the 25 volume "Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia."

Show/hide 2. The Thunder God and the Thug! (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

"What happens when, aided by guns and goons, a mortal gangster dares to defy a thunder-god!??"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-29
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Thug Thatcher (Mob Leader, introduction); Vince (introduction); Max (introduction); Ruby (introduction); Thatcher Mob (introduction); Odin (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
Ray Holloway, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #7 (March 1967)
The Thunder God and the Thug
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
The Thunder God and the Thug
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
The Thunder God and the Thug!  (black and white)
Printed in
The Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1985 series) #8 (July 1986)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #3 (11 Maggio 1971)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #7 (1 April 1967)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #8 (8 April 1967)
 
Mystic (L. Miller & Son, 1960 series) #45 (1964)
 
Cuentos de Brujas (Editora de Periódicos, S. C. L. "La Prensa", 1951 series) #184 (Enero 31 de 1964)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #7
 
Hit Comics Die Spinne (BSV - Williams, 1971 series) #235
 
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (Marvel UK, 1973 series) #7 (31 March 1973)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
 
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)

Synopsis

A gangster, wounded in an escape, has his men kidnap Dr. Blake to operate on his gunshot wound. Blake transforms himself into Thor and brings the gang to justice and rescues Jane as well.

Notes

Thor's origin is retold; Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Show/hide 3. From Outer Space Text story, 2 pages

"It had been expected for a long time, so it wasn't too much of a shock when the first visitors from outer space made contact with the world."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
[9498]
Characters
Jonathan Ditmar

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art (illustration)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Original
Mystery Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #26 (February 1955)

Synopsis

When hostile aliens come to Earth of the future they are persuaded not to enslave humanity because of Earth's music.

Notes

Text story with illustration. First page is located between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence. Second page appears between the comic stories “Barker’s Body Shop!” and “When the Switch is Pulled…”

Show/hide 4. To Men who Want Big Money but Don’t Know How to Get Started (Commercial Trades Institute Booklets) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute Booklets

Credits

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

Synopsis

Send for free booklet with information on CTI courses in air conditioning.

Notes

Between page 1 of “From Outer Space” prose story and page 6 of the Thor comic story.

Show/hide 5. Untitled [Draw the First Day] (Magic Art Reproducer) Advertisement, 1 page

"An amazing invention — ‘magic art reproducer’"

Featuring

Feature
Magic Art Reproducer

Credits

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

Synopsis

Advertisement for "Magic Art Reproducer" from Norton Products

Notes

Between pages 10 and 11 of Thor comic story.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad to recruit sellers of Grit newspaper.

Notes

On top half of page.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Famous Dance Course) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

"Learn any dance fast!"

Featuring

Feature
Famous Dance Course

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for “giant foot charts” for dancing for $1.00.

Notes

In center of page.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Florida Sea Horses) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

"Live sea horses!"

Featuring

Feature
Florida Sea Horses

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for "mated pair of Dwarf species Living Sea Horses" for $6.98 for two pairs.

Notes

On bottom of page.

Show/hide 9. Barker's Body Shop! Comic story, 5 pages

"If you want to know how it feels to make the biggest mistake of your life, then mister, just ask Carl Barker!!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
X-30
Characters
Carl Barker

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Sol Brodsky, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #10 (July 1971)
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #3 (29 April 1967)
 
I Fantastici Quattro (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #97 (24 Dicembre 1974)
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #19 (1965 ?)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #149 (1970)
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #186 ([circa 1982 - 1983])
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #134 ([circa 1974 - 1975])

Synopsis

A crooked mechanic hires a drifter to customize a car, promising enough money for him to get home. When he refuses to pay the man the drifter takes the car instead, which he converted to be able to fly him home to the stars.

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

"Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co.

Credits

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

Synopsis

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

Notes

On top half of page, preceding page 2 of “From Outer Space” prose story.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Money-making ideas lists) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"1001 things you can get free"

Featuring

Feature
Money-making ideas lists

Credits

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

Notes

On lower half of page, preceding page 2 of “From Outer Space” prose story.

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

"Stamp collecting outfit"

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for stamps and novelty items.

Notes

On top half of page, following page 2 of “From Outer Space” prose story.

Show/hide 13. When the Switch Is Pulled... Comic story, 5 pages

"Tell us honestly--do you believe it will ever be possible to travel in time??"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Dr. von Richter; Ludvig

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
HIP Classics (Classics/Williams, 1969 series) #19150 (1970)
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #19 (1965 ?)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #150
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #186 ([circa 1982 - 1983])
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #134 ([circa 1974 - 1975])
 
Secrets of the Unknown (Alan Class, 1962 series) #95 ([circa 1969])
 
Doctor Who Weekly (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #43 (7th August 1980)

Synopsis

A time machine seems not to work, but actually travelled in a complete loop through time back to its point of origin.

Show/hide 14. 104 Kings' Knights (104 Kings' Knights) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
104 Kings' Knights

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset
Show/hide 15. 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 (photograph)

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (panel backgrounds only)
Text
, letterer
 
, typeset

Notes

On the last inside page.

An advertisement for Dynaflex body-building course for $1.98.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

"Learn radio television electronics by practicing 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 17. Untitled (Mr. Victor Mason) Advertisement, 1 page

"Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this ‘Saturday morning shoe store’"

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Victor Mason

Credits

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

Notes

Ad to earn money by selling shoes, located on rear cover.


Notes

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

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 92225

Entry created

  • 05/11/2021

Cover added

  • 05/11/2021

Index completed

  • 13/05/2022

Last updated

  • 13/05/2022