Tusk (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Factor #65 (April 1991)
Created by Jim Lee
Chris Claremont
Whilce Portacio
In-story information
Species Inhuman
Team affiliations Dark Riders

  • Generation of miniature genetic duplicates
  • Superhuman strength

Tusk is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. His name comes from the two large tusks that protrude out of his shoulders. He has superhuman strength and the ability to create smaller duplicates of himself that do his bidding.

Publication history[edit]

Tusk first appeared in X-Factor #65 and was created by Jim Lee, Chris Claremont, and Whilce Portacio

Fictional character biography[edit]

Tusk is a member of The Dark Riders, a team of evil Inhumans that served Apocalypse by carrying out his "survival of the fittest" program of eliminating mutants that were deemed to be weak.[volume & issue needed]

Tusk has rarely been present in later incarnations of The Dark Riders, such as the one that abducted Wolverine and attempted to infuse adamantium to his skeleton once more.[volume & issue needed]

He and the Dark Riders reappear against Magneto's Uncanny X-Men. The Riders are trying to kill mutant healers, but are ambushed by Magneto on Genosha. It is assumed that they are dead, as Magneto tied them to a bomb that leveled the entire island.[1]

In other media[edit]


  • Tusk made minor appearances in the X-Men animated series, though here he was established as a mutant and not an Inhuman. He appeared in the fourth season episode "Secrets, No Longer Buried" working as a mechanic in the town of Skull Mesa (he mentioned a family and showing a generally friendly demeanor). Tusk later comes to the aid of a de-powered Cyclops. In "Graduation Day," Tusk was later seen as a soldier in Magneto's mutant army.

Video games[edit]


  • Tusk was developed into an action figure in an early X-Men line by Toy Biz. The toy featured a miniature duplicate hidden in his back.


  1. ^ Uncanny X-Men Vol 4 Issue #5

External links[edit]

  • Tusk at Marvel.com