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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Thor Nuked China

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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Thor Nuked China

Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature.

Today we take a look at Journey Into Mystery #93, scripted by Robert Bernstein, plotted by Stan Lee, drawn by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. In this story, Thor nukes China!

In Journey Into Mystery #93, Thor has a brief encounter with the Communist Army of China when they try to prevent an American medical mission (which included Don Blake) in India. As a quick aside, Don Blake has a bad limp – he needs a cane to get around and yet he travels the world on humanitarian missions, risking his life all the time. Dude’s a hero, right? Just keep that in mind for later in the story.

So anyways, after Thor kicks the Red Army’s butt, they regroup and try to figure out a way to stop him as, after all, it is only a matter of time before the Commies attack America…

So the scientist becomes the Radio-Active Man and heads to New York where he takes on Thor. Thor counters with his “out of nowhere” electricity powers…

But then the Radio-Active Man uses radioactive…hypnosis?!?

Don Blake goes diving for the hammer, which is somehow still a hammer and not turned back into a cane…

Then, of course, Thor nukes China…

I love that that is just the end of the story. Thor just nukes China. Hilarious. Captain America, meanwhile, cried about this event for five issues of Tales of Suspense. Oh wait, never mind, he didn’t care.

As a kicker, check out the ending…

How do you give Don Blake shit, Jane?!? The dude is a total badass!!!!

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