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Journey Into Mystery Comic Price Guide

Journey Into Mystery Comic Book Prices

The series which launched Thor, Odin and Loki started life very differently.

In the 1950s, horror and suspense comics were all the rage.

JIM began as a copycat title to cash in on this interest in the macabre.

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Journey Into Mystery #1 (June 1952): The Journey Begins

Journey Into Mystery #1 (June 1952): The Journey Begins. Click for value

JIM #1
1st in series

Record sale: $9,600
Minimum value (poor but complete): $100

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Journey Into Mystery #23 (March 1955)
First Appearance of Comics Code

Journey Into Mystery #23 (March 1955): First Appearance of Comics Code. Click for value

Journey into Mystery #23

Record sale: $1,125
Minimum value: $20

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Journey Into Mystery #62 (November 1960)
First Appearance of 'Hulk' Xemnu

Journey Into Mystery #62 (November 1960): First Appearance of Xemnu. Click for value

Journey into Mystery #62
Hulk issue

Record sale: $1,030
Minimum value: $25

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Journey Into Mystery #69 (June 1961)
First Comic Labeled "Marvel Comics"

Journey Into Mystery #69 (June 1961) First Comic Labeled

JIM #69

Record sale: $900
Minimum value: $10

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Journey Into Mystery #83: First Appearance of Thor

Journey Into Mystery #83: The Mighty Thor Debuts. A key Silver Age comic book. Click for values

Journey into Mystery #83
First appearance of Thor

Record sale: $210,000
Minimum value: $1,000

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Journey Into Mystery #85 (October 1962): First Appearance of Loki

Journey Into Mystery #85 (October 1962): First Appearance of Loki. Click for values

Journey into Mystery #85
First Loki

Record sale: $53,500
Minimum value: $200

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JIM #85 is the first appearance of Thor's half-brother and nemesis, the Norse trickster-god, Loki. It also marks the first appearance of Asgard.

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Journey Into Mystery #86 (November 1962)
First Full Appearance of Odin

Journey Into Mystery #86 (November 1962): First Full Appearance of Odin. Click for value

Journey into Mystery #86
1st Odin

Record sale: $13,500
Minimum value: $20

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Journey into Mystery #103: 1st Enchantress

Journey into Mystery #103: 1st Enchantress. Click for values

Journey into Mystery #103
First appearance of Enchantress

Record Sale: $13,100
Minimum Value: $30

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Journey Into Mystery #109 (October 1964)
Magneto Cover, X-Men Appearance

Journey Into Mystery #109 (October 1964): Magneto Cover, X-Men Appearance. Click for values

JIM #109
Magneto appearance

Record sale: $5,250
Minimum value: $10

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Journey Into Mystery #112 (January 1965): Thor Battles Hulk

Journey Into Mystery #112 (January 1965): Thor Battles Hulk. Click for values

Journey into Mystery #112
Classic Thor vs Hulk Battle

Record Sale: $17,925
Minimum Value: $20

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Journey Into Mystery #125 (February 1966)
Last Issue Before Name Change

Journey Into Mystery #125 (February 1966): Last Issue Before Name Change. Click for value

Journey into Mystery #125
Last in old series

Record sale: $4,850
Minimum value: $5

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History of Journey into Mystery Comics

JIM started off, in 1952, as a horror and fantasy anthology comic.

Atlas Comics was the successor to Timely, and the precursor to Marvel, and they launched JIM during the later Golden Age, during the pre-Code glory years of horror comics.

EC Comics was thriving at that time, and JIM was a success right out of the gate.

JIM #1 appeared in June, 1952, with a gruesome cover by Russ Heath that neatly embodies the time period.

JIM, it is safe to say, rode the coattails of its EC inspirations to success.

While JIM never rivaled EC's horror titles in quality or popularity, Atlas never ran afoul of the Comics Code Authority like EC did, and Stan Lee certainly wasn't subjected to the same harassment as William Gaines.

Journey into Mystery was a horror title by Atlas
Weird fantasy comic

So, JIM was a stepping stone for Atlas to morph into Marvel as the Golden Age ended and the Silver Age began, and survived for years so that a certain long-haired Norse Thunder God could occupy its pages for 40-odd issues, spring boarding The Mighty Thor to comic stardom.

Yes, starting with JIM #83, the title was basically a vehicle for Odin's favorite son, and after a while, all things Asgardian.

Stan Lee by then (1962) had sussed out that superheroes were the way to go. The Silver Age may have started a little later at Marvel than it had at DC, but when it did start, it started with a vengeance.

Thor would eventually prove so popular that JIM was turned into The Mighty Thor with #126. The rest, as they say, is history.

Almost all of the earliest issues of JIM are valuable, in the way that all Golden Age comics are to a certain extent valuable in good condition. But it is the Thor issues that have the most interest for collectors, even if they don't fetch as much as Journey Into Mystery #1.

Thor was a key part of Marvel's rise to the top as the sixties got rolling, and JIM is where that all starts.  

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