Journey Into Mystery (1952) #85
Never before has the mighty Thor faced a foe as dangerous as Loki, the God of Mischief! The Thor family expands with the first appearances of Asgard, Loki and Heimdall! When Loki travels to Earth, the trickster god will stop at nothing to get revenge on his hated brother Thor, including unleashing his magic on the helpless mortals! (Synopsis from Marvel.com)
Writer: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Illustrator: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Published: October 01, 1962
Journey Into Mystery (1952) #85 features the first appearance of Loki, the God of Mischief. We get to see him fight Thor. Loki! Loki has always been one of my favorite villains. I was so excited when I came across this comic and realized this was his Marvel introduction. I was not disappointed. Since I am getting used to the comics of the early sixty, I already knew what to expect.
The Loki in this story has a different back story than the Loki that we know today, but I was prepared for that since Thor’s background was different too. I did like that they kept the rivalry between the two though. I was also happy that we got to see Heimdall!
I think the best and worst part of this comic was Loki’s outfit. I was chuckling every time I saw it. At least it was still green? I don’t understand why his costume on the cover is so different than the one from inside though.