Tar Pit
Tar Pit
Personal Info:
Real Name: Joey Monteleone
Also Known As: No Known Alias
Place Of Birth: Keystone City
First Appearance: Flash Vol.2 #174 (2001) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Chroma, The Candyman
Group Affiliation: Rogues, Injustice League Unlimited
Base Of Operations: Keystone City
Grudges: The Flash
Creators: Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins
Gallery: Click
Object Animation: Tar Pit is able to project his consciousness into inanimate objects and animate them.
Body Transformation: Tar Pitís body is made of molten asphalt and burns on touch. He is able to trap people in the substance of his body and can hurl flaming chunks of tar at his enemies.
Invulnerable: Due to his body being made of tar, Tar Pit is practically invulnerable.
Joey's older brother Jack was a drug kingpin in Keystone City, and tried to give Joey work in trafficking. Joey never took his job seriously and soon ended up in Iron Heights penitentiary. When it finally occurred to him that his brother couldn't get him out of this mess Joey took to meditation to relax. He discovered he had the mutant ability to project his astral form into inanimate objects and animate them. He spent his nights animating objects outside of prison and causing havoc. One day his astral self got stuck in an animated vat of tar, but Joey didn't mind. Naming himself Tar Pit he forgot about his old body that had fallen into a coma in Iron Heights.
Tar Pit at DC Database
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Tar Pit at Flash: Those Who Ride The Lightning