Journey Into Mystery #640

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Richard Elson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 20, 2012 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Otherworld aflame! Can the Knights of the Round Table, Merlyn, Arthur, and Captain Britain resist the power of the infernal, industrial North!?! Meanwhile Loki is on a mission deep inside the Manchester God.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jun 20, 2012

    It's pretty evident that Gillen's British heritage played some role in the weaving of this very interesting and entertaining story. If there is a war between Gods to be had, then its no question that Loki would most definitely be there to meddle in other people's business. Instead of just meddling though, Loki is bringing all these characters together; weaving the plot the way he wants to. It's a great story paired with some really gorgeous art. It's also a fantastic jumping on point; Gillen practically holds your hand through the first few pages of the issue, so if you haven't been reading JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, this isn't a bad place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 29, 2012

    This makes this story all that much more interesting for me. It's a classic clash between the ways of old and the newer generations pushing toward the future. It's well written, still containing that Journey Into Mystery wit, and beautifully illustrated. Loki's realization that he's fighting for the wrong side is brilliant as well. It shows that he has the maturity to understand that both the new and the old can share the world and there's really nothing wrong with embracing both ideas. It's kind of like how I've found a place for both comic books and digital comics. Really, this book interests me on the personal level and on that fascination with those British myths and stories of magic, while still finding a whole country's total adoration of their mobile devices amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Jun 27, 2012

    A solid addition to a fascinating story arc, Journey Into Mystery #640 explores some interesting themes, and if you are not really looking for all that, is still jolly good fun on its own! This definitely warrants a buy from the regulars. If you happen to be fan of the British side of Marvel Universe and haven't read this yet, do hop in. You are missing out on something great! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Jun 21, 2012

    If you're not reading “Journey into Mystery,” you should be. It's one of the most purely fun books out there. Furthermore, if you're one of the new Loki fans that came from the “Avengers” movie, this book is certainly the one for you. You should be picking this up for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 25, 2012

    If you like your comics zany, but hilariously enjoyable, then I cannot recommend Journey Into Mystery enough. And trust me, I will keep trying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Ryan Apr 20, 2019

    Definitely a step down from last issue. The pace is fast, too fast. Details are thrown at you so fast its hard to comprehend what’s going on in the comic, and when you do understand it it’s not too interesting either. Luckily, as usual, Gillen’s writing of Loki and Leah makes this comic a joy to read

  • 8.5
    Lucas Jun 27, 2021

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