Journey Into Mystery #632

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Mitch Breitweiser Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The stage is set for a deadly new year. The most unpopular boy in Asgard receives a certainfour-pawed fire-breathing present. What will Loki dowith this most unwelcome gift? Guest-starring Volstagg!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 17, 2011

    Heartfelt, gripping, hilarious, emotional, and sincere with great artwork and great character-work. What more could you ask of a comic? Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Dec 25, 2011

    A sincere, all-star effort that delivers on all levels. Comic books rarely get better than this. Best of all, if you are new to the title, this is a perfect jumping-on point which gives you a great feel as to what the title is all about. Kieron Gillen and co. end the year on a high note with this gem of an offering. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 16, 2011

    There's not much more to say about the issue other than if you want a good laugh and a nice fuzzy holiday feeling afterward, this issue will definitely suit you well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2011

    In short, this is another highly entertaining issue of a top-notch series. That's not a bad way to kick off your holiday festivities. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 19, 2011

    It's entertaining to watch these scenarios play out, especially in a comic loaded with smart, conniving characters. Lots of fun and highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 15, 2011

    This comic was a light-hearted Christmas style tale, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I had a few good chuckles, the story and art were fine, no major complaints here. If you want to read a light-hearted Asgardian x-mas tale, this one was by far the best one I've ever read. Granted, it was the only Asgardian x-mas style tale I've ever read, but my point stands! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 18, 2011

    Christmas issues in superhero comics don't often work. They're too sappy (or cheesy) or seem like a fill-in that doesn't matter; "Journey into Mystery" #632 avoids those problems. There's heart to this story, but not so much that you want to throw up, and it genuinely feels like the 'next issue' of the series, not one where the holiday theme has been forced upon it, derailing it for a month. If Christmas comics were reread every year like TV specials are rerun, this issue may be a candidate for earning a permanent spot in that rotation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 19, 2011

    While I don't think the art is everything it could be, I'd be lying if I didn't say that Breitweisers weren't a huge improvement over some of the previous issues of Journey Into Mystery. And as it stands, Kieron Gillen reminds us of his cleverness with a script so fun that you'd be hard-pressed to match it. With humor, with heart, and even a little bit of sadness, Journey Into Mystery is one excellent read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Dec 14, 2011

    This issue is really simplistic, even for a one-shot. However, it manages to warm the heart and tell a great story, so I have nothing but good things to say. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can appreciate Loki genuinely trying to be kind, and in the end, cute puppies supplement an extremely well-written story. Read Full Review

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