Journey into Mystery #91

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
April 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/17619

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Sandu, Master of the Supernatural (Thor) Cover, 1 page

"Though I am far from Earth I, Loki, shall still defeat Thor with the help of... Sandu!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Sandu

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) #3 (October 1978)
Sandu, Master of the Supernatural
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural" Was Only a Mortal... but, His Powers Were the Powers of Loki Himself!  (black and white)
Printed in
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #3 (11 Maggio 1971)
 
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #9 (July 1967)
 
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Titan Pocket Book (Marvel UK, 1980 series) #6 (1980)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #9
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)

Notes

First Marvel Comics Group corner box. Thor head-shot pencils and possible inks by Jack Kirby. Info per Nick Caputo.

Show/hide 1. Untitled [All-Male He-Man] (American Body Building Club) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Body Building Club

Credits

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

Synopsis

Send money for body-building booklets.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Sandu, Master of the Supernatural! (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

"In his heavenly citadel, Odin, ruler of the Norse gods, thinks of his eldest son, the mighty Thor..."

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
[X-111 ?]
Characters
Thor [Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Odin; Valkyries (introduction); Loki; Sandu (introduction)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #3 (October 1978)
Sandu, Master of the Supernatural
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"  (black and white)
Printed in
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #9 (July 1967)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #3 (11 Maggio 1971)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #11 (29 April 1967)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #12 (6 May 1967)
 
Hit Comics Thor (BSV - Williams, 1971 series) #207 (1972)
 
Eclipso (Arédit-Artima, 1968 series) #31 (juillet 1973)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #9
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)

Synopsis

Loki gives a greedy carnival mystic magical powers in order to use him to attack Thor. Thor is overcome in their first battle, but with the help of Odin and his belt of strength he defeats Loki's pawn.

Notes

Characters: Sandu added by Mark Combs, 2004-09-26 (Per Sandell ed.)

This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #3

Show/hide 3. The Party Text story, 2 pages

"With a flower in his buttonhole, a broad smile on his face, and a handsome briefcase, Mr. Braggle left his car at the curb and approached the ivy-covered mansion."

Featuring

Genre
Humour
Code
[J-959]
Characters
Mr. Braggle

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Marvelserien (Williams Förlags AB, 1967 series) #34 (1969)
Original
Mystical Tales (Marvel, 1956 series) #2 (August 1956)

Synopsis

A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.

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. Booklets) Advertisement, 1 page

"You can have the secret weapon"

Featuring

Feature
Padell Book Co. Booklets

Credits

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

Notes

Ad for various books at $1.00 each, starting with "Lightning Ju-Jitsu" located between page 1 of “The Party” prose story and page 6 of the Thor comic story.

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

"Great new idea from CTI"

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute Booklets

Credits

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

Synopsis

An advertisement for Commercial Trades Institutes job training booklets.

Notes

Between pages 10 and 11 of Thor comic story.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (National Radio Institute Catalog) Advertisement, 1 page

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

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute Catalog

Credits

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

Notes

Send for free information on NRI electronics courses.

Show/hide 7. The Seedlings Comic story, 5 pages

"We speak of missiles and bombs..."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
X-112
Characters
Jeb Wilkens

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Larry Lieber, penciller
 
Sol Brodsky, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #3 (October 1978)
The Seedlings
Printed in
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #35 (1964 ?)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #129

Synopsis

Alien spores land on Earth and bloom into telepathic plants that would have conquered the world had they not been eaten by crows.

Notes

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

Show/hide 8. 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 $1.00 for catalog listing prices the company will pay for rare coins.

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Grayson Products’ Giant Kite) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Fly this exciting giant 7 foot windhooker!"

Featuring

Feature
Grayson Products’ Giant Kite

Credits

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

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. 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

Miscellaneous small ads for stamps and novelty items.

Notes

Follows page 2 of “The Party” prose story.

Show/hide 11. The Manikins! Comic story, 5 pages

"You may wonder what a love story is doing in a fantasy magazine?"

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
X-113
Characters
Selwin Simple

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #3 (October 1978)
The Manikins!
Printed in
I Fantastici Quattro (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #91 (1 Ottobre 1974)
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #35 (1964 ?)
 
Dracula (Arédit-Artima, 1974 series) #21 (4ème trimestre 1978)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #126

Synopsis

An odd man works with the manikins in a department store, but becomes upset when one of the female manikins is to be put in a bridal display. The employee disappears and the groom is replaced with a manikin that looks just like him.

Notes

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

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Live Squirrel Monkey) Advertisement, 0.16 pages

"Darling live pet monkey!"

Featuring

Feature
Live Squirrel Monkey

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for a live squirrel monkey.

Notes

On top tier of page.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Florida Sea Horse Co.) Advertisement, 0.17 pages

"Live sea horses!"

Featuring

Feature
Florida Sea Horse Co.

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for a “mated pair of Dwarf species Living Sea Horses”, $6.98 for two pairs.

Notes

On second tier of page.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Famous Dance Course) Advertisement, 0.17 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, priced $1.

Notes

On third tier of page.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

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

Notes

Advertisement to sell Grit magazine from Grit Publishing Co, located on lower half of page.

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 (background and lettering only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad for Dynaflex body-building course for $1.98.

Show/hide 17. 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 back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for the Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia from Cadillac Publishing Co., Inc.

Show/hide 18. 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.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 94435

Entry created

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