1st Full Appearance of Odin. 4th Appearance of Thor himself. Plus Reading Copy Marvel Tales. Writer: Larry Lieber and "Plot by Stan Lee".
Artist: Jack Kirby (with some assistance from Steve Ditko) and Dick Ayers for "Ink". Weary of his peace-loving society 300 years in the future, the Tomorrow Man has traveled back to modern times to steal a deadly cobalt bomb! Using his power to traverse time, Thor pursues the villain into the future, determined to bring the weapon back! Featuring the first FULL appearance of Odin!
Jack Kirby once again provides Art, but Dick Ayers is given credit for Inks and apparently Steve Ditko provided some art too. That Tomorrow Man looks very Ditko-esque.Now heres something interesting: on the splash, we see that the Plot is by Stan Lee, but the Script is the product of Larry Lieber. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time in Marvel history, that they made a distinction between plot and script. Larry Lieber is Stan Lees younger brother, a writer and artist who was extremely involved in all aspects of Marvel Comics from the 1950s. Larry remarked, Stan made up the plot, then hed give it to me, and Id write the script. But he actually did a lot more than that. Its amazing how much work he did for Marvel. The story begins three centuries into the future, with the optimistic proclamation that mankind has abolished war and scrapped its weapons!
Utopia is disrupted by a single ornery individual who just cant seem to get with the program. Zarrko has invented a time machine and decides to travel back to the twentieth century in search of weapons. Zarrko materializes in the middle of a bomb test, steals a cobalt bomb and gets away before Thor can stop him. From a small piece of unrecognizable metal left behind, Thor concludes that the thief is from the future, and Thor calls on Odin for help.This is Odins first full appearance in the comic books. He did appear briefly in JiM#85 so CGC says 2nd appearance. Odin advises Thor to strap the metal fragment to Mjolnir, since thy hammer has the power to spin faster than lightto enter the fourth dimension oftime! Thor arrives in the year 2262, where in addition to learning that Zarrko arrived a month earlier with the cobalt bomb and is using it as a threat to establish his dictatorship. Two significant events happen in this story to recommend it as an important moment in Marvel history. First, this tale marks the first full appearance of Odin.
The information Odin provides is the other significant development. Apparently Thor has the power to transcend time. This UK 9d price variant comic has been graded, encased in hard laminate and certified by CGC. Graded as 3.0 Off-White to White Pages. The Reading Copy is Marvel Tales.
#4 which has the complete story in full colour. The item "=JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY= #86 CGC 3.0 1962 1st Odin 4th Thor +RC 9d SilverAge Comic" is in sale since Thursday, August 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Comic Books & Memorabilia\American Comics\Comics & Graphic Novels". The seller is "adv-inc" and is located in Farnham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.