Journey Into Mystery #642

Journey Into Mystery #642

Writer: Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 29, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Rebellion against Asgard! The start of the second Aesir/Vanir war! What dread power has the Vanir harnessed to stand against Thor? Lokis mischief is revealed. Will he or Asgardia survive?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 29, 2012

    My favorite page in this whole book is completely black to the except of white words reading “Asgardian Wisdom”. I'd bet everything on that being a Gillen-influenced page. Freya is trying to defend her actions for having Loki do some things discreetly. She's about to go into a big explanation when we get the black page. We return to everyone angry and ready to take her off in chains. It's a purely brilliant page that gives us all a chance to chuckle before the real heavy stuff takes off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Sep 3, 2012

    I really should stop worrying about Journey Into Mystery's quality dropping as a result of outside influences. It seems that whatever Marvel throws at it, be it crossovers or artist changes, the title continues to be excellent through and through. Loki continues to be a compelling protagonist who has gone through so much already and yet drags himself through even more for the love of his brother and his commitment to doing good, no matter the consequences, and I will truly be sad when this title changes creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Aug 31, 2012

    For the opening shot in a war, “Everything Burns” is certainly off to a bang. It seems that the odds are against our heros in this one, but in most great stories of a heroes journey they often are. Fraction's “Thor” has reveled in the glory of classic mythos and Gillen's “JiM” work has sung with bold character development towards otherwise seemingly unlikable characters. With the two styles combined, it looks like “Everything Burns” may just be the true major Marvel event of the year. Fingers crossed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - warriorfist Aug 30, 2012

    Journey Into Mystery #642 gets Everything Burns going full speed ahead, making a very strong case for the high quality and entertainment value of the crossover. Thor fans, as well as casuals, looking for an emotionally engaging tale of mythic proportions will find little to complain in here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 29, 2012

    It doesn't have Alan Davis' art, but otherwise this issue is a more than worthy follow-up to the prologue chapter of Everything Burns. There's now no doubt in my mind that this crossover will live up to the challenge of capping off two memorable Thor comics in one fell swoop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Sep 3, 2012

    So if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed (or even underwhelmed) by the latest Big Event, give Journey Into Mystery and the "Everything Burns" arc a shot. I think it's going to be fun. Remember, kids, comics are supposed to be fun. Read Full Review

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