Journey Into Mystery Appreciation Thread
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3 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

My two suggestions were additions to your list, but if you're just bored on a Saturday and looking for one of those good-guy misunderstanding brawls, let's do this!!

I aspire to boredom.
No, just messing with you! :tink:

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Sometimes personal collecting experience influences taste.

One of my favorites is based on being the oldest book I owned when I was just starting out. I coveted it as a big Thor fan and it really makes Odin look like badarse. This is my replacement copy above.

My original was taped, and in really bad shape. But someone scooped it up on ebay who I guess appreciated it. in the spoiler tag....

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On 10/13/2020 at 5:39 PM, Sweet Lou 14 said:

Fun question!  Personally I would tell you to get them all.  :whee:

But since you're trying to be selective, here are some of my favorites among the books you didn't mention.  I've bolded a small handful to indicate the ones I think should be highest priority.

  • 84 - 2nd Thor (obviously) and also scarce, which makes it a good one to have
  • 93 - 1st Radioactive Man
  • 97 - 1st Tales of Asgard
  • 102 - 1st Balder, Hela, and Sif
  • 104 - I have always loved this cover
  • 109 - vs. Magneto
  • Annual 1 - 1st Hercules and Zeus
  • 124 - Awesome Hercules cover
  • 127 - Awesome cover (if you look closely you will see this cover hanging on the wall of Mr. Glass' art gallery in Unbreakable)
  • 137 - 1st Ulik
  • 148 - 1st Wrecker
  • 150 - Awesome Hela cover
  • 153 - Awesome cover
  • 154 - 1st Mangog (although the next 2-3 covers are much better)
  • 160 - vs. Galactus
  • 165 - 1st full Him / Adam Warlock
  • 168 - Origin of Galactus
  • 193 - Past the Kirby era, but it's Buscema and some consider it a poor man's companion to Silver Surfer #4

Bonus books if you're looking for all-time great Thor covers:

  • Avengers #12
  • Daredevil #30
  • Silver Surfer #4

Hope that helps!

92 - 1st Frigga

107 - 1st Grey Gargoyle and Karnilla

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Ok, here's my 2nd attempt at a must have JIM/Thor list:

83 - 1st Thor

85 - 1st Loki

86 - 1st Odin and cool cover

89 - Classic Cover

93 - 1st Radioactive Man

97 - 1st Tales of Asgard  (I have the Tales of Asgard one shot so will forego this)

102 - 1st Balder, Hela, and Sif

103 - 1st Enchantress and Executioner

104 - I have always loved this cover (This cover does nothing for me...lol)

107 - 1st Grey Gargoyle and Karnilla

109 - vs. Magneto

112 - Hulk vs Thor

114 - 1st Absorbing Man

118 - 1st Destroyer

121 - Cool Cover (plus I already own one)

Annual 1 - 1st Hercules and Zeus

124 - Awesome Hercules cover

125 - Start of new title

126 - Cool Cover

127 - Awesome cover (if you look closely you will see this cover hanging on the wall of Mr. Glass' art gallery in Unbreakable)

133 - Ego

134 - 1st High Evolutionary

150 - Awesome Hela cover

153 - Awesome cover (I agree that's an awesome cover)

156 - Cool Cover

158 - Cool Cover

160 - vs. Galactus

165 - 1st full Him / Adam Warlock

168 - Origin of Galactus

Bonus books:

Avengers #12

Daredevil #30

Silver Surfer #4

Thanks for everyone's help!

 

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JIM 119 - First Fandral the Fair, Hogun the Grim, and the Voluminous Volstaag

JIM115 - Origin of Loki

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1 minute ago, namisgr said:

JIM 119 - First Fandral the Fair, Hogun the Grim, and the Voluminous Volstaag

JIM115 - Origin of Loki

You guys are going to make me collect the whole run.  lol

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:baiting:

Thor 137 first Ulik

Thor 154 first Mangog

Thor 200 Ragnarok, the end of everything

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2 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

Happy hunting!

Just one thing -- #126, not #125, is the first issue of the "Thor" title.  #125 is a great cover though.  :)

yep!

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(rare Bearded Thor variant)

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