Dead of Night #11
Issue(s): Dead of Night #11
His story was first meant to appear in Monsters Unleashed but that book was cancelled. Then Giant-Size Werewolf By Night but that book was also cancelled. Then here, and this book was cancelled after this issue. The Scarecrow was meant to have been an ongoing series, but after this cancellation it died, although the character does have a few scattered additional appearances. He'll much later be consolidated with other cosmic fear entities as one of the Fear Lords although unlike Dweller In Darkness and Nightmare and the others, he's not a bad guy. And he changes his name from Scarecrow to Straw Man along the way to distinguish himself from Marvel's other Scarecrow character.
This more typical horror/vengeance style story shows him to be bound with a painting. A group of cultists of Kalumai attempt to steal the painting from the estate of a recently deceased man, but the Scarecrow manifests and kills them.
The painting winds up in an auction, where Jess and Dave Duncan, and Jess' girlfriend Harmony, get into a bidding war against a man that turns out to be the leader of the Kalumai cult.
The cultists kidnap Harmony with the intent to sacrifice her, but the Scarecrow again appears...
...animating trees and murdering the cult leader.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Dave and Jess Duncan and Harmony all appear again in Marvel Spotlight 26 and Marvel Two-In-One 18.
Posted by: Michael | April 28, 2013 5:41 PM
The name change may also have been due to DC's increasing use of the Batman villain Scarecrow(who predated this Scarecrow by almost 35 years).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 28, 2013 5:47 PM
Added Dave and Jess. Not sure what to do about Harmony since she doesn't even have a last name. She could actually be Dave's wife, i suppose.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 28, 2013 10:44 PM
According to the Marvel Appendix, she's Harmony Maxwell- I'm not sure if the last name is from a story or the Handbooks.
Posted by: Michael | April 28, 2013 11:10 PM
Harmony's last name is given in Marvel Spotlight #26, the Scarecrow's second appearance. An important mystery solved!
Posted by: fnord12 | May 13, 2013 10:14 PM
Sauf erreur, Scott Edelman a "republier" le personnage
Posted by: Denis | April 12, 2016 7:20 AM
Toutes mes excuses, effectivement j'ai commis une erreur, en cause la publication d'origine, il n'a pas été ressorti chez le concurrent de cet éditeur.
Posted by: Denis | April 12, 2016 7:24 AM
Posted by: Michael | April 12, 2016 7:57 AM
My apologies, actually j\ 'made a mistake, questioning the publication d\' origin, it only ' has not emerged at the competitor of this editor.
Posted by: Michael | April 12, 2016 7:58 AM
Was the Scarecrow/Straw Man inspired by a case of Scott Edelman having Stendhal Syndrome?
Posted by: Brian Coffey | September 26, 2017 11:35 AM
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