Iron Man meets The Scarecrow. 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. Seriously. Oh, and sometimes crows fly around him.
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.)
There’s also another Tales of The Watcher that’s really, really stupid. As with most Tales of the Watcher.
Creators: Stan Lee, Don Heck (Iron Man); Stan Lee, Larry Lieber (Watcher)
First appearance: Scarecrow
Grade: D-. Just barely above an “F” because I really think F grades should be reserved for absolute crap. Like most of what Marvel put out in the mid-1990s.