Journey into Mystery #90

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
March 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/17572

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Carbon Copy Man! (Thor) Cover, 1 page

"In another second you will be eternally trapped in a block of unbreakable ice!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; The Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
The Carbon Copy Man!
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
Starring the Mighty Thor -- Battling the Super-Creature from Space... the Carbon Copy Man!  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #8 (May 1967)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #10 (22 April 1967)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Cuentos de Brujas (Editora de Periódicos, S. C. L. "La Prensa", 1951 series) #185 (Febrero 29 de 1964)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #8
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 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
, line art
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a set of encyclopaedias from Cadillac Publishing Co.

Notes

inside front cover

Show/hide 2. Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man! (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

"I can't budge!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin (cameo); Mayor Harris (introduction); Police Commissioner; Police Officers; War Lord Ugarth [Old Ugarth] (introduction); The Carbon-Copy Man [Warlord's Son Zano] (introduction); The Carbon-Copy Men

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter [credited]
 
Larry Lieber, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Al Hartley, line art [credited]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #8 (May 1967)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"  (black and white)
Printed in
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #3 (11 Maggio 1971)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #9 (15 April 1967)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #10 (22 April 1967)
 
Cuentos de Brujas (Editora de Periódicos, S. C. L. "La Prensa", 1951 series) #185 (Febrero 29 de 1964)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #8
 
Hit Comics Thor (BSV - Williams, 1971 series) #204
 
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (Marvel UK, 1973 series) #8 (7 April 1973)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963)
 
from Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963)

Synopsis

The heir to the throne of a race of shape-shifting aliens leads an attack on Earth as his rite of passage. The aliens replace officials in New York and disrupt the government, but Thor discovers their plan and defeats them.

Notes

The Carbon-Copy Man next appears in X-Factor (Marvel, 1986 series) #32 (September 1988).

Show/hide 3. Mystery Mansion Text story, 1.75 pages

"There was something peculiar about the old Catlett estate."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
[H-396]
Characters
Sam Catlett; Caspar; Ben Rump; Bill Rump

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Original
Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series) #45 (January 1956)

Synopsis

A local millionaire secludes himself from his old bowling buddies as he becomes wealthier, but they discover that he misses them so much that he has invented a robotic bowling alley.

Notes

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. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Commercial Trades Institute Booklets) Advertisement, 1 page

"To men who want big money but don’t know how to get started"

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute Booklets

Credits

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

Synopsis

Send for three free booklets with information on CTI courses in air conditioning and refrigeration.

Notes

Between page 1 of “Mystery Mansion” 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

Ad for “Magic Art Reproducer” drawing aid 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 solicits boys to sell Grit newspaper.

Notes

Occupies 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

Occupies center portion of page.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Living sea horse) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

"Live sea horses!"

Featuring

Feature
Living sea horse

Credits

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

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. The Midnight Caller! Comic story, 5 pages

"Many things can be hidden behind an iron curtain!"

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Hans; Anna

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #19 (1965 ?)
 
Submariner (Arédit-Artima, 1976 series) #15 (décembre 1978)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #128
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #186 ([circa 1982 - 1983])
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #134 ([circa 1974 - 1975])
 
Marvelserien (Williams Förlags AB, 1967 series) #35 (1970)
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #95
 
HIP Classics (Classics/Williams, 1969 series) #19128 (1969)

Synopsis

In a communist bloc country, a fugitive seeks shelter from an elderly couple who grant it to him. The next day they find their shack has been transplanted outside of the iron curtain and repaired to look as new. They regard the event as impossible but their guest says he was merely repaying the kindness shown to a stranger and is revealed to be an angel who was traversing the communist-occupied country for an unknown reason and then he ascends back to heaven.

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

"Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co. Catalog

Credits

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

Synopsis

Send for a catalog listing prices the company will pay for rare coins. Ad from Best Values Co.

Notes

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

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Money-Making Ideas Booklet) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"1001 things that you can get free"

Featuring

Feature
Money-Making Ideas Booklet

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for booklets offering money-making and money-saving ideas.

Notes

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

Show/hide 12. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) Statement of ownership, 0.25 pages

Credits

Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Average sales per issue October 1961–September 1962 (issues #76–86, despite monthly cover dates): 132,113.

Notes

This shares the last page of "Mystery Mansion".

Show/hide 13. 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

On top half of page, following page 2 of “Mystery Mansiom” prose story.

Show/hide 14. I Am A Robot! Comic story, 5 pages

"Observe my newest mechanical man in action, gentlemen!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Joe Sinnott, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Pow! and Wham! (IPC, 1968 series) #67 (27 April 1968)
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #19 (1965 ?)
 
Hulk (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #8 ([August 1974])
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #126
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #186 ([circa 1982 - 1983])
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #134 ([circa 1974 - 1975])
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #95

Synopsis

A criminal steals an advanced robot and uses it to rob a bank, but when he orders it to guard the door of his hideout an error in wording traps him inside permanently.

Notes

Narrated in the first person by the robot.

Show/hide 15. 104 Kings' Knights (104 Kings’ Knights) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
104 Kings’ Knights
Characters
Knights

Credits

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

Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for plastic toy knights from 104 Kings' Knights.

Show/hide 16. 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
Colours
, colourist (panel backgrounds only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for Dynaflex body-building course for $1.98.

Show/hide 17. 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 18. 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 on back cover


Notes

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

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

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 94401

Entry created

  • 13/05/2022

Cover added

  • 13/05/2022

Index completed

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