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JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83
CGC NM: 9.4
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 06/07/2023 9:38 PM
$350,400
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: A 20% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
white pages; QES Certified: impressive prime focal area, beautiful spine, deep color strike (red, blue & grey); 2nd highest graded!
Origin & 1st app of Thor (Dr. Don Blake); Jack Kirby cover/art; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 10 (CBI)
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A 20% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
white pages; QES Certified: impressive prime focal area, beautiful spine, deep color strike (red, blue & grey); 2nd highest graded!
Origin & 1st app of Thor (Dr. Don Blake); Jack Kirby cover/art; COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 10 (CBI)
Stan Lee found an outlet for his more grandiose stylings with the introduction of Norse god Thor as a proper superhero—with this issue also introducing readers to Dr. Don Blake, a humble human whose walking stick turns him into the legendary figure who turns back an alien invasion with his mighty hammer Mjölnir. Thor’s continuing appearances in Journey Into Mystery would eventually lead to his own title exploring the epic world of Asgard. This issue was always considered rare after an unusually low print run, and is reliable as a great investment. Fans of artist Jack Kirby even consider this issue to be a breakthrough for the legendary comics artist, offering pencils drawn with a surprising grace and elegance. The God of Thunder has remained one of Marvel’s biggest draws, with the character’s next MCU appearance already a source of great speculation.



This copy of Journey Into Mystery #83 is one of the second-highest graded around, with only one Universal example listed higher up the Census, making this a very desirable copy for investment collectors and Thor fanatics alike. QES has noted this particular issue for its impressive prime focal area, beautiful spine, and deep red, blue, and gray color strike. While there has been no announcement of a Thor film in the next phase of the MCU, there is a strong likelihood that the God of Thunder will return to the fold in the future, which will surely drive up the value of this major Silver Age key once again. This is certainly one of the nicest copies of JIM #83 that we’ve ever seen, with spot-on centering, solid construction, great colors, and sharp corners, this is sure to be a potential record-setter at grade in EA #54.

Recent Sales on CGC 9.4 copies include $320 in September of 2021 and $432k from April of 2022. This is a super tough key in high grade.

Overstreet Guide 2022 NM- (9.2) value = $110,000.

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