Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Scarecrow and The Scarecrow



It's not really a surprise that there's more than one villain to use the scarecrow motif.  They have always been creepy structures and the concept of fear fits right in with an evil agenda.  Plus, since they have the ability to affect the minds and perceptions of others, they are characters that really allow the artists to get visually creative, whether it be in a comic book, animation or live action.  You just know these two would take Batman and Cap through some twisted dreamscapes before they eventually got the stuffing beat out of them.

6 comments:

Jay Andrews said...

Twice the Copyright!!!!

Anonymous said...

Green lantern and daredevil shouldve been used due to both have no fear

Bob Greenwade said...

GL and DD would be a cool team-up on that basis, but the two Scarecrows are foes of Bats and Cap.

Hoy Murphy said...

Marvel has a second Scarecrow, too.

pblfsda said...

@Hoy Murphy: Yeah, I was wondering about that. The Scarecrow used here had been an Iron Man villain (I think) and was one of B-villains that resurfaced in Cap's comic in the 1980's. The other one was a supernatural monster-type who appeared in the mid-1970's just before Marvel began culling their horror titles. He only appeared about three or four times in the color comics before Dr. Strange resolved his story line. I don't know if he appeared in the B&W magazines.

notintheface said...

The two Scarecrows teamed up in the DC vs Marvel 90's miniseries, where they were trying to kidnap Lois Lane only to get beaten up by Peter Parker, who asked them "Shouldn't you be out looking for brains or Mrs. King or something?"

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