Crowbar (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Justice League of America #233 (December 1984)
Created by Gerry Conway (script)
Chuck Patton (pencils)
In-story information
Alter ego Malcolm Tandy
Team affiliations Cadre
Suicide Squad
Abilities Can fire energy blast from his crowbar

Crowbar is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe.

Publication history[edit]

Crowbar first appeared in Justice League of America #233 (December 1984) and was created by Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Malcolm "Crowbar" Tandy was part of a Detroit gang when the Overmaster infused his namesake weapon with incredible energy and drafted him into his first Cadre. Crowbar’s original crowbar was destroyed during a battle with Justice League. Later, while a regular at the supervillain bar called 'The Dark Side', he lost a replacement crowbar in a card game to an investigative reporter named Tortolini. Several of his supervillain friends lost their items of power also. In Justice League Of America #44 Crowbar and his friends reclaimed the items from the man, but they were soon defeated in a battle with the Justice League. Crowbar was defeated by Lightray.[1]

He was last seen in San Francisco when he and the rest of the Cadre battled the Power Company alongside Doctor Polaris.[2]

Crowbar resurfaced in Justice League of America #17, along with Black Mass and Nightfall, trying to leave America and escape capture at the hands of the Suicide Squad, which were sending villains to another planet. Off-panel, the group was stopped by Black Lightning.[3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Crowbar wields an energized crowbar that can fire energy blasts.

In other media[edit]



  1. ^ "Justice League of America" #44 (November 1, 1990)
  2. ^ 'Power Company #5, (August 2002)
  3. ^ "Justice League America" #17 (2008)