Journey Into Mystery #91 (04/10/1963)

detail2.jpgHaving been forbidden to leave Asgard on orders of Odin, Loki seeks to gain his revenge against Thor via a proxy. Luckily for Loki, he finds suitable proxy in the form of Sandu, a street performer who has minor telepathic powers. Thus, having judged his character suitably evil, Loki increases his powers a thousand fold. Now, Sandhu goes on a stealing rampage and decides to become ruler of the Earth. Can Thor stop him?

Two things are real clear in this issue. One is that Lee is not good at subtle foreshadowing (ahem, belt of strength) and the second one is that Lee apparently doesn’t like stories that have consequences. How many of these stories have ended with a villain’s deeds being undone and everything is magically back to normal. Aside from that, Sandu is an okay villain and the bit with Thor’s hammer was interested, if not a bit flaw.

Still, Journey Into Mystery #91 is worth a read, just don’t expect anything in the character development department, outside of the acquisition of Thor’s belt of strength.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Creators:

  • Editor:
  • Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
  • Writers: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
  • Pencilers: Joe Sinnott
  • Inkers: Sol Brodsky
  • Colorists:
  • Letterers: Terry Szenics
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