- Heck, this is my overjoyed expression! You should see me when I'm really unhappy.
- -- Happy Hogan
Appearing in "Face-to-Face with "The Sinister Scarecrow""
- Uncanny Umberto / Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton) (First appearance)
- Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces
- Cuban Revolutionary Navy
- Mr. Thornton (Scarecrow's fellow performer)
- Veronica Vogue (First appearance)
- Fidel Castro (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- North America
Synopsis for "Face-to-Face with "The Sinister Scarecrow""
Iron Man catches a criminal attempting to rob a box office and pursues him into the theater, where the contortionist the Uncanny Umberto is performing. Umberto uses his tricks to stop the thief and Iron Man congratulates him. Struck by sudden inspiration, Umberto bends his talents to perform burglaries. To disguise himself, he steals a scarecrow costume. He also steals the trained crows of fellow performer Thornton. He decides upon Tony Stark's apartment as his first target.
At the main reception room in Stark's Long Island factory, Veronica Vogue is tricked away from her promised date with Tony Stark by Pepper Potts. Tony and Happy Hogan drive home. There they discover the Scarecrow breaking into Tony's safe. The Scarecrow's acrobatics easily beats Happy, but this gives Tony a chance to put on his Iron Man suit. The Scarecrow's crows entangle Iron Man in a drapery. When he tears himself free, Iron Man sees the crows flying out the window. Thinking the Scarecrow has escaped, Iron Man flies out. In truth, the Scarecrow has merely hidden himself inside the apartment. With Iron Man gone, the Scarecrow steals the plans for some of Stark's new weapon systems and escapes.
The Scarecrow blackmails Tony for the stolen plans, but Tony hides one of his gadgets in the briefcase with the money. The Scarecrow gets the money without handing back the plans and then sails for Cuba in a small motorboat. Iron Man tracks the Scarecrow to his rendezvous with a Cuban gunboat. Iron Man gets the plans back and sinks the gunboat. However he fails to stop the Scarecrow from swimming ashore on Cuba. Back home, Tony gives his Broadway tickets to Happy and Pepper.
Appearing in "The Recipe"
Synopsis for "The Recipe"
Appearing in "The Green Thing!"
- Farmer (Unnamed)
Races and Species:
- Milky Way (Main story and flashback)
- Fernius (Only appearance) (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "The Green Thing!"
The world is threatened when a plant based alien visits a midwestern farmer. The alien challenges the farmer in order to test humankind's strength and if beaten it will send word to its home planet of Fernius and commence the invasion of Earth. The alien shows off a number of impressive skills the human can't hope to beat given it prepared specifically against humans. Unbeknownst to the plant however a crow swoops down and crunches it seemingly stopping any previous powers it once held and saving the Earth.
Appearing in "The Primitive!"
- Paul Harding
- The Watcher
- Vince Harding
- Dogmar Arkor (Name Only)
Races and Species:
- Unidentified alien species from Unchartered Planet I
- Unidentified alien species from Unchartered Planet II
- Unidentified alien species from Unchartered Planet III
Synopsis for "The Primitive!"
Paul Harding sets out to fulfill his dream of finding other civilized life. He does not find it, but if he had seen what the last primitive race he visited had to show, he would have discovered that they did once exist... only weapons and war led to their annihilation.
- In The Green Thing! plot by Lee, script by Lieber.
- The Green Thing! is reprinted in Creatures on the Loose #21.
- In The Primitive! plot by Lee, script by Lieber.
- Iron Man last appeared in Tales of Suspense #50 (last issue); he appears next in Avengers #4.
- The Scarecrow appears next in Untold Tales of Spider-Man #22.
- In this issue, Tony Stark mentions he never understood how did Happy Hogan get the nickname of "Happy," even though Happy explained why to Stark in Tales of Suspense #45.
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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