JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #110-111 (1964)

Loki supercharges Cobra and Mister Hyde, and the two dudes still can’t beat up Thor.  But they make life hard for Jane Foster, and Thor insists on loving her, so Odin gets mad at Thor and banishes him from Asgard.  Hey, the heart wants what the heart wants, am I right?

This leads to one of my favorite Jack Kirby Thor panels.  Look at him, fighting off the guardians of Asgard!  I like the dude looking into the “camera” at the lower left panel.

Anyway, it ends with a happy ending, Thor and Jane are back together, and everyone knows that Loki was the real jerk, not Thor.  Even though Thor beat the crap out of Heimdal.

But check out the cover to #111, where Stan Lee says that they won’t spoil the beauty of the artwork—and it is beautiful—by putting a caption across it.  But he says this in a caption.  Oh, Stan.  You’re such a wonderful narcissist.

Creators: Stan and Jack
Grade: B+.  Some truly great Thor comics here.

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