Journey into Mystery #93

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
June 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/17724

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Radio-Active-Man! (Thor) Cover, 1 page

"Throw away your accursed hammer, Thor!"

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; The Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu]

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)
"Radio-Active Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
Even the Mighty Thor Is Forced to Obey the Sinister Commands of the Awesome "Radio-Active Man!"  (black and white)
Printed in
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #41 (1966 ?)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #11
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #93 (June 1963)
Show/hide 1. Start Your Own Business! (Christy Trades School) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Christy Trades School

Credits

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

Notes

Inside front cover.

Send for electronic appliance repair training information from Christy Trades School, Inc.

Show/hide 2. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man! (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

"Out of the sinister scientific laboratories of Red China is spawned a new kind of menace, designed only for one purpose..."

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-202
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; the Radio-Active Man [Chen Lu] (introduction, origin); Jane Foster; General Fu (introduction); Chairman Mao Zedong (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Robert Bernstein, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ray Holloway, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #4 (June 1980)
The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!"  (black and white)
Printed in
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 (2010)
 
Journey into Mystery Annual (Marvel, 1965 series) #1 ([August] 1965)
 
Il Mitico Thor (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #4 (21 Maggio 1971)
 
The Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1985 series) #9 (August 1986)
 
Fantastic! (IPC, 1967 series) #14 (20 May 1967)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #41 (1966 ?)
 
Thor (BSV - Williams, 1974 series) #11
 
Eclipso (Arédit-Artima, 1968 series) #29 (avril 1973)
 
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (Marvel UK, 1973 series) #11 (28 April 1973)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor (Marvel, 1999 series) #[1] (November 1999)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #93 (June 1963)

Synopsis

While on a medical mission to India, Dr. Blake becomes Thor to repel a Chinese attack. In order to fight Thor, a Chinese scientist irradiates himself to gain great power. He fights Thor in New York, and nearly defeats him, but Thor blows him back to China, creating a nuclear explosion.

Notes

Job number formerly incorrectly listed as X-211, from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This story is retold and expanded in Thor: First Thunder (Marvel, 2010 series) #4

Show/hide 3. Over the Moon Text story, 2 pages

"Movie making is a funny business, not just because of all the money people make if they hit the top..."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
[J-884]
Characters
Mr. Collins; Jim

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #41 (1966 ?)
Original
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #51 (October 1956)

Synopsis

A science fiction movie director gets some help from a real alien and flying saucer, but the film bombs when the footage of the saucer is dismissed as too phony-looking.

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 (Palmer-Jones Publishers) Advertisement, 1 page

"Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"

Featuring

Feature
Palmer-Jones Publishers

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for hypnotism lessons.

Notes

Between page 1 of “Over the Moon” prose story and page 6 of the Thor comic story.

Show/hide 5. Untitled Advertisement, 1 page

"How to make money as you train at home for a better job or a business of your own in Auto Mechanics"

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Ad for the Commercial Trades Institute.

Notes

Between pages 10 and 11 of the Thor comic story.

Show/hide 6. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Best Values Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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.

Show/hide 7. Untitled [Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?] (Mr. Victor Mason) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Victor Mason
Characters
Victor 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

On ower half of page.

Show/hide 8. The Man Who Wouldn't Die! Comic story, 5 pages

"Sometimes the safest shelter in the world can be the most dangerous!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
X-211
Characters
Caleb Cartwright

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #4 (June 1980)
The Man Who Wouldn't Die!
Printed in
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #20 (1965 ?)
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #108 ([circa 1974 - 1975])

Synopsis

A selfish billionaire builds a fallout shelter deep beneath the Earth's surface, but when he insists on touring it alone he discovers a group of primitive humans that attack him and collapse the tunnel, trapping him.

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

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

Synopsis

Advertisement for children to sell Grit Magazine from Grit Publishing Co.

Notes

On top half of page, preceding page 2 of “Over the Moon” prose story.

Show/hide 10. Hypno-Coin (Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Colours
, colourist (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Text
, typeset
Editing
, editor

Synopsis

Advertisement for the Hypno-Coin from Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.

Notes

On lower half of page, preceding page 2 of “Over the Moon” prose story.

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

"Stamp collecting outfit"

Credits

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

Synopsis

A number of thumbnail advertisements for a range of products.

Notes

Follows page 2 of “Over the Moon” prose story.

Show/hide 12. I Saw a Martian! Comic story, 5 pages

"It was evening! The night was dark and still!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #4 (June 1980)
I Saw a Martian!
Printed in
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #35 (1964 ?)

Synopsis

A man cannot convince the police that he saw an alien ship land. He is really a Martian spy, making sure that they will be able to infiltrate safely.

Show/hide 13. Do You Want Spending Money? (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Mike Marvel System) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mike Marvel System
Characters
Mike Marvel

Credits

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

Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Mike Marvel System plus free booklet “The Secret of Attracting Girls”

Show/hide 15. Untitled [2 Complete Fishing Outfits] (Niresk Industries, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Niresk Industries, Inc.

Credits

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

Synopsis

Ad for tackle box, fishing rods and lures.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Famous Artists Schools) Advertisement, 1 page

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 April 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 94460

Entry created

  • 13/05/2022

Cover added

  • 13/05/2022

Index completed

  • 13/05/2022