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okay - I'll bite - what's JIM stand for?
JIM stands for Journey Into Mystery. Journey Into Mystery is a series of images and text arranged to tell a sequential narrative (colloquially known as a "comics book") written by "video games" journalist slash "comics book" writer Kieron "The Gillster" Gillen, esq.
The Thor title resumed its original numbering (based on the 1990s Journey Into Mystery and intervening issues of Thor) in 2009, with Thor #600. Starting with issue #622, the book for a second time had its title restored to Journey Into Mystery, which accompanied the launch of a new title, Mighty Thor. Thor's supporting cast returned as the focus of a run written by Kieron Gillen (who had written Thor from #604 to #614), and drawn by Doug Braithwaite. Starring was Loki, who had been reincarnated
Oh ok, so THAT'S why Loki is a child. I was thinking that the comic was like the Avengers Muppet Babies or something!
It's a long story. Literally, being comics.
In short: 31 issue series I (mostly) wrote about a recinarcnated young god of mischief trying not to repeat the mistakes of his forebear. The whole thing is available in trades before Christmas, I believe.
One of my favourite St Vincent tracks.
JIM is a beautifully written story -- as described in one of the last issues, "a comedy in 30 chapters, a tragedy in 31"
Self-awareness was never one of our problems :)