This set of panels is from Giant-Size Super-Stars #1. The basics of the plot are that the Thing and the Incredible Hulk have had their minds swapped. So Hulk-Thing is going around hitting people who normally would be on the Thing's side.
I'm not sure what the reasoning was behind the special note from Roy Thomas (Who was the editor on this book) was. Was it to make the violence against a female seem less drastic? Was it to explain what was happening because of the lacking art? I can't tell.
All I know is Thundra don't need a editor's note to stick up for her, guys.