This is the first in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at instances in comic book history where somewhat strange occurrences took place. The slightly odd stuff like, say, Luke Cage telling Doctor Doom "Where's my money, honey" after Doctor Doom stiffs him on a gig. Stuff that is not BAD, per se, but it's still odd, hence "I love ya, but you're strange."
Today, we look at Stan and Jack taking Thor to...the Vietnam War!!
Loki has hidden the magical norn stones (the same ones that were a big part of Bendis' Avengers and Siege stories) and Thor must find them.
His journey takes him to Vietnam, during the middle of the Vietnam war!!
A mortar shell from the Viet Cong knocks Thor out of the sky. He ends up being sheltered by a rebel family.
Later, while searching for the shells, Thor decides to switch to his human form, Don Blake, to better search through the brush (not a smart move, Thor!!!). Loki is watching all of this, and he maneuvers Don Blake into being capture by the Viet Cong!!
Pretty trippy stuff, huh?
But all told, Stan and Jack still tell a pretty strong story, despite the oddity of it.