“On The Trail of the Tomorrow Man”
Journey into Mystery #86
Written by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber
Pencils by Jack Kirby
Inks by Dick Ayers
The fantastic world of Thor meets science-fiction this month as our Asgardian prince battles it out with a madman from a utopian future who—having to access to weapons, and presumably the materials of which are needed to build them(?)—sets out to steal a nuclear warhead from the Americans in 1962. Okay, sure, I buy it… but more because I’m a sucker for science-fiction. And you know what? Mashing it in here with Thor instead of the Fantastic Four actually works wonders for both the plot and the character himself (even though Thor chases our villain through time by, you know, spinning a hammer really fast like we all do from time to time.) All in all, it’s been a rocky start for Thor (warning, saying this out loud may cause confusion), but with each issue, both the stories and the hero have been developing into something truly original and inspired. This one says it all. A thrilling read. All thanks to those anti-missile missiles, of course! Oh, and Odin makes a fittingly awesome debut appearance here too. Check it out.
MY SCORE: 5.5 (out of 10)