Journey Into Mystery #92 [1963] – Cover


Another Thor cover from before Kirby took over the interiors for the series full-time. I always like the way Kirby poses Loki, always very confident and sinister.


The Kirby Checklist credits this one to George Roussos, but I’m not sure about that one. I’m going to have to compare it to some other Roussos from the period.

(Ayers with some retouching by another hand seems to be the consensus from the comments)

Published 1963

5 thoughts on “Journey Into Mystery #92 [1963] – Cover

  1. Mike B.

    That’s an Ayers ink job if I’ve ever seen one. He’s the most easily identifiable inker Kirby’s ever had.

  2. Booksteve

    Thor looks like he’s inked by Ayers but I’m pretty sure that Loki’s face is Roussos.Much starker lines. Could be a retouch job like all of those Romita did later on though.

  3. Anonymous

    I agree that this is Ayers inking, although there does seem to be some alterations, but they appear to be on Loki’s hands and torso, and they could be by Kirby himself.

    Nick Caputo

  4. al gordon

    I disagree with you guys… I don’t think Dick had diddley to do with this… I think it’s consistently one inker’s line… maybe Brodsky.


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