Journey Into Mystery #93 (06/10/1963)

detailWar erupts between India and China and apparently India is getting their butts handed to them. Luckily for them, Dr. Blake is there lending medical aid and thus Thor soon makes an appearance to assist with taking out the incoming Chinese army. Having their advance ground to a halt due to Thor, the Chinese leadership turn to their scientists to come up with a solution. Luckily for them Chen Lu has been working with radiation and has found a way to harness its power and thus turns himself into Radioactive Man. Will Thor be able to counter this new threat?

A couple of pluses in this issue, with the first one being Thor catching a missile with his bare hand was pretty badass. The second is that Radioactive Man potentially could be a pretty interesting villain. Unfortunately, the way this issue wraps up kind of negates his potential a bit. In addition, the whole X-ray device was just horrible. In addition, another hypnotizing angle? Seriously? Talk about an overused plot device in these early issues.

In the end Journey Into Mystery #93 has potential that is never fully realized due to the mishandling of Radioactive Man. However, it’s still worth a read as it is far from the worst Thor story up to this point.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Creators:

  • Editor:
  • Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
  • Writers: Stan Lee
  • Pencilers: Jack Kirby
  • Inkers: Dick Ayers
  • Colorists:
  • Letterers: Ray Holloway
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