Tar Baby (comics)

Tar Baby is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe.

Publication history

Tar Baby's first appearance was in Power Pack #12 (July 1985), and he was created by Louise Simonson and June Brigman.

The character subsequently appears in The Uncanny X-Men #195 (July 1985), X-Factor #10-11 (November-December 1986), Power Pack #27 (December 1986), X-Factor #12 (January 1987), #15 (April 1987), #17 (June 1987), #19 (August 1987), #22-25 (November 1987-February 1988), and Weapon X #5 (March 2003).

Tar Baby appeared as part of the "Morlocks" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9, and the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #7 (2006).

Fictional character biography

A member of the Morlocks, Tar Baby was one of those who survived the "Mutant Massacre", where the Marauders hunted down and killed many Morlocks.

Tar Baby was later captured by the Weapon X program, which was led by Malcolm Colcord, and put to death in "Neverland", Weapon X's concentration camp.

Powers and abilities

Tar Baby could secrete a tar-like substance through his skin that caused him to stick on to anything he came in contact with.

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