Journey Into Mystery #651

Journey Into Mystery #651

Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Jeffrey Becker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Mayhem in the mess hall! Horror in the hash house!Volstagg’s daughter, Hildegund, only wanted a midnight snack! But something else is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia and she’s going to have to wake the whole house to fight it.Sif! Thor! The Warrior’s Three! Heimdall’s dog! All join forces to chain this beast once and for all. Unfortunately, everything they need to do it? Never EXISTED!

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Apr 25, 2013

    Full of the wit and charm we've come to expect from Immonen, this is a fun issue with clever dialogue and plenty of action. Larraz's art is a welcomed addition to the title, his energetic style well complemented by Bellaire's warm and engaging colors. Another great issue from a book that has quickly found a big spot in my heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Apr 24, 2013

    Journey Into Mystery is deserving of all of the praise you've likely heard lauded upon it of late. Don't let the subject matter keep you away from a great thing here. Next issue marks the return of Valerio Schiti and if that isn't enough for you, Immonen is throwing Beta Ray Bill into the line-up for this next arc! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 24, 2013

    Pepe Larraz's art is joyous and energetic, just as an Asgardian interpretation of an old fairy tale should be. Jordie Bellaire's colors are a saturated, vivid delight without verging into saccharine territory. This issue of Journey Into Mystery is a nice respite from the multi-issue arcs that dominate monthly comics. Sometimes, all you want is a well-developed single issue to curl up with and Immonen, Larraz, and Bellaire deliver just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Apr 29, 2013

    In the coloring department, we still see the overly talented Jordie Bellaire who once more manages to brighten up this gorgeous book with her nuanced, yet wisely chosen colors. Here, there is a predominance of cold colors, as it is a story set during the night. As such, there is a whole plethora of blue, grey, green and other such colder colors set against the warmer colors of some of the characters attire or the low amount of lighting. It does amount to a gorgeous type of contrast that fits the book well. The dissatisfying conclusion set aside, this book still got it as the pinpoint characterization, the use of Norse mythology and the sense of fun is still strong while the art remains consistently excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Apr 26, 2013

    This issue is a prime example of why this series is just great and why Kathryn Immonen was a perfect fit to take over from Kieron Gillen. It's just a really simple fun and adventure story that doesn't come piled with any backstory or any convoluted comic book-ness that could keep new readers from fully enjoying the issue. Literally anyone could pick this book up and enjoy the story within and that is entirely down to the creative team and their deft handling of the story and the characters. This is nothing short of pure fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic May 1, 2013

    From Marvel's best female-fronted comic that isn't Captain Marvel, we get a pretty enjoyable one-off issue about a giant wolf god. But I'm mostly concerned with the art of Pepe Larraz this time around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 29, 2013

    Despite a decent story from Immonen, the book badly misses both Schiti's art and Sif's star power, further proving what a dream team of creators and character they truly are. If anything, "Journey Into Mystery" #651 has reminded me how much I generally enjoy this book, how consistently stunning it has been and how much I hope the creative team gets the opportunity to continue cranking out delicious tales. Read Full Review

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