Tales Of Suspense #51 (1964): 1st Scarecrow

Stan Lee writes two stories in this issue, with the one about Iron Man being the main one–drawn by Don Heck.

Iron Man meets The Scarecrow when the villain comes after Tony Stark.

Now, DC’s Scarecrow can make people feel fear—which makes total sense, given the character’s name.  Marvel’s Scarecrow is a professional contortionist who dresses like a scarecrow.

Oh, and sometimes crows fly around and do his bidding.

That’s kind of cool.

And it takes Iron Man a whole issue to defeat him.  (Of course, Cobra is basically a contortionist as well—but a much better one—and he seems to be able to cause issue-long problems for Thor, so, that’s Marvel logic.)

And Happy Hogan reveals why he’s called Happy.

It’s irony!

There’s also another Tales of The Watcher that’s really, really stupid.  As with most Tales of the Watcher.

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