Kirby cover/art; Ditko art; origin and 1st app. Thor (8/62)Melding elements of Norse mythology with the by-now-standard superhero tropes of the funny pages, Stan Lee followed up his Jekyll & Hyde-style Hulk with this cosmic, high-camp treasure. The book was initially scripted by Stan's brother Larry (to give the overworked and exhausted Lee some breathing room), and penciled with surprising grace and elegance by Jack Kirby. Another instant favorite, the comic confirmed Lee's Midas touch in the early 1960s as the title soon became the bedrock for Marvel's more theatrical and grandiose styling. In recent years, the character has enjoyed yet another renaissance thanks to Marvel's savvy cinematic exploitation, and this debut appearance, already extremely rare thanks to an unusually low print run, has become in even greater demand as a result.
Journey Into Mystery #83, the first appearance of Thor, was a major stepping stone in the creation of the Marvel Universe. This beautiful copy carries a 6.5 grade from CGC, with remarkable off-white to white pages. Thor swings his hammer in excitement, and fellow comic collectors and investors will swing their heads to gander at this miraculous find. With countless Thor appearances in the MCU, and more to come, Journey Into Mystery #83 will always be an extremely desirable book. Another 6.5 copy recently sold for $30,000, bid on this copy today!
Overstreet Guide 2021 FN+ (6.5) value = $10,250.
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