Strange Tales #114: Property Damage 22

Strange Tales #114, page 7, panel 4 Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Inked by: Dick Ayers

Lettered by: S. Rosen

Johnny's first encounter with 'Cap' does not go well. The two end up tussling, and 'Cap' ends up getting all the credit. As Dorrie Evans starts to fawn over the WWII hero, Johnny accidentally ignites, spilling soda and melting linoleum.

Even funnier than the inadvertent flaming-on-as-teenage-sexual-anxiety parallels is the almost casual way that Dorrie resolves the linoleum damage. Barely has Johnny scampered out of the door and she's on the phone demanding that someone send round some linoleum immediately. No details as to size, colour or pattern... just... some...

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