Tar Baby (comics)

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Tar Baby
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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Power Pack vol. 1 #12 (Jul 1985)
Created by Louise Simonson and June Brigman
In-story information
Alter ego unrevealed
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Morlocks

Tar Baby is a fictional character, a mutant appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

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[edit]

A member of the Morlocks, he once tried to help Annalee capture Power Pack and force them to become her children.[1] He helped another group of Morlocks in a second attempt, which was thwarted by the X-Men.[2]

Tar Baby was one of those who survived the "Mutant Massacre", where the Marauders hunted down and killed many Morlocks.[volume & issue needed]

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.[volume & issue needed]

Powers and abilities[edit]

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

In other media[edit]


Tar Baby appears along with the other Morlocks in the X-Men animated series in the episode "Captive Hearts".


Tar Baby appears in the X-Men Evolution comic as one of the Morlocks. He is easily defeated by Rogue off panel.[volume & issue needed]


  1. ^ Power Pack #12
  2. ^ Uncanny X-Men #195

External links[edit]

  • Tar Baby at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe