This still isn’t a great comic. So I figured I’d take this space to note that there’s a backup feature in all these issues called “Tales of Asgard” which has Thor as a kid. He basically looks like a girl. Or Prince Valiant. Lots of folks love these stories.
I read somewhere, sometime, that Jack Kirby was the main force on this title, especially the “Tales” features, and Stan did very little. If that’s the case, Kirby really did need Stan as a writer. Because these early issues of JiM are pretty dull/bad.