*Marvel: Well, for weeks now, we’ve been counting down through a significant run of high-grade Thor and Journey Into Mystery acquisitions, and after passing through a myriad of lesser milestones, here it is – Journey into Mystery #83, in this VF grade the most valuable comic ever to pass through our hands. The very first appearance of Thor, God of Thunder, transformed by an ancient magic from a puny human into a being of amazing power – power which he quickly turns on the Stone Men of Saturn, who pick possibly the worst time ever to invade Earth. This is a beautiful cents copy, no UK overprint or price stamp. Vivid cover colour and gloss, flexible cream interior pages, no interior markings of any kind but for one previous owner’s name being written neatly across the splash page margin. The only cover defect is a very faint long crease (approx. 13 cm) running across the upper right diagonal, barely perceptible on close inspection. The debut issue of one of Marvel’s most popular and iconic characters, graded at VF and offered for £8700. Thumbnails are here of front and back covers; click on them for larger scans. High resolution scans are available on request. NB This comic is not stored on our premises; viewing is strictly by appointment only and a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required.