Beast is a wiseass, which is reason enough to post this. It was really Steve Englehart who laid the foundation for a distinct voice for the Beast character, who before his run with The Avengers was basically the lamest X-Man.
But I love how George Tuska draws The Toad here–he has to be consciously referencing Rumpelstiltskin, doesn’t he?
P.S.: The title of this issue was the vaguely homoerotic “Stranger In A Strange Man.” The story itself was pretty good, but there’s also a little piece with a crowd cheering for Thor. Back in the early 1970s, Earth 616 loved its superheroes. It wasn’t until Chris Claremont figured out how to turn themes of anti-mutant hysteria into one of the few comic books that actually made millions for its creators that Marvel decided to start gradually globalizing its cynicism.