Marvel Comics mighty "Thunder God" character Thor burst onto the scene in the pages of Journey Into Mystery #83 in August of 1962. This titanic key issue was followed up in the 9/62 issue offered here, "Journey Into Mystery #84", marking the front rank super-hero's 2nd ever appearance. This important early key issue is graded (7.5) by leading certification service CGC, which also notes the 1st appearance of Thor's Earth bound love interest Jane Foster in this follow up edition. Also cited on the grading label is the notation "Off-White to White Pages". The assigned grade is good for a CGC Census rank of "1/27", with 34 higher out of a Universal Grade population of 509 examples.
This new to the market comic comes from the spectacular "Maryland Collection", which has been lovingly stored by the original owner for more than half of a century. H&S began the sale of this high grade collection in our November, 2018 auction and we are proud to conclude this sale in our current February, 2019 auction. Please see our "Americana/Comics" category to review the other lots from this incredible collection, including both single graded issues and several box lots.