The Needle, as introduced, would catch you on the street at night, hypnotize you into remaining still while never speaking a word, and sew up your face. No cackling, no bank heists, no bwahahahaha gloating, just quietly stitching your mouth shut in front of your date, who can't do anything either.
Originally Posted by Groot
The Brothers Grimm are actually dolls containing a dead man's soul, controlled by his wife, who treats them as if they're sons she never had, complete with lives and histories. She also makes them kill people and stuff, as you do with imaginary sons that're actually your dead husband.
(Spider-Woman maintained a great horror vibe, but also seemed freer with its sexual representations, too. The reason, in-story, that Lindsay McCabe hooked up with Jessica is roundabout explained as people who're not sexually attracted to Jessica find her repulsive and get paranoid around her, people who are, get all sorts of allured, causing most women to hate her and Lindsay to be all "you're my new best friend foreverandever!" And, anyone who didn't suss that Gypsy Moth was gay until they outright said it wasn't paying attention.)
Still trying to work out why Marvel creating a character called Scarecrow is any different to DC reviving the '40s Captain Marvel from Fawcett Comics when Marvel had already created a new one, or both companies having characters called the Wizard, the Sandman, Spellbinder, Cat-Man and the Cavalier, among others...