Journey Into Mystery #104-106 (1964)

As I said a few issues ago, Journey is finally starting to get good.  These are the issues people look back on fondly when they talk about Lee and Kirby’s great Thor books.

These issues introduce the partnership of Cobra and Mr. Hyde, one of my favorite dastardly duos at Marvel, and build directly on the introduction of Executioner a few issues ago.

Cobra and Hyde meet by accident, when Cobra ducks into Hyde’s apartment to (ahem) hide.  They discuss their mutual hatred of Thor, and a two-issue battle ensues.  They lose, of course.

Also, Odin visits Earth undercover and in a cheap suit.

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Chic Stone.
Grade: B-

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.
And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.

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