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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Sentient straw-based humanoid (1950s era)

Occupation: Guardian

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: dam controller (name unrevealed), farmer (name unrevealed)

Enemies: None (crows?)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: town in a valley, rural USA

First Appearance: World of Suspense#2/1 (June, 1956)

Powers/Abilities: While briefly "alive," Scarecrow was empathic toward humans and had self-awareness, sight and and speech. It was driven to protecting humans to the point of self-sacrifice within its short lifespan of hours. Rain weakened its structure of straw and sticks.

Height: 5' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Orange buttons
Hair: Straw


(World of Suspense#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - A disheveled scarecrow held up by a frame stood in a farmer's field in a valley near a town for several years, its form scaring away crows from crops.

(World of Suspense#2/1) - One night, during a fierce rainstorm, a lightning bolt hit the scarecrow, sparking life with self-awareness and empathy toward humans. Believing it had long yearned for human contact and journey around the valley, it ambled along a path and sought to make friends with two people, who instead fled in terror. Its keen button eyes scanned the horizon and saw the town dam had a dangerous leaking lock. Its straw body wet in the rain and its life force ebbing, it struggled to reach the dam, focused on saving the town. Reaching the dam, it saw the sleeping dam controller sick in bed. Its life force almost gone, Scarecrow chose to sacrifice itself out of love for the townspeople by jamming its body of straw, sticks and rags into the crack. The next day, its crumpled form was found; elsewhere, the farmer saw his scarecrow had disappeared and crows were at his crops.




Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito.

The story was titled "When walks the Scarecrow?" (capitalized as a name), so I feel his identity should be Scarecrow, not just a scarecrow.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Scarecrow no known connections to:

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World of Suspense#2/1, p1, pan1 (main image)
   p3, pan4 (headshot)

World of Suspense#2/1 (May, 1956) - uncredited writer, Ross Andru (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Stan Lee(editor)

First posted: 03/06/2021
Last updated: 03/06/2021

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