Crowbar (Character)

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Created by:  Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton

1st appearance: Justice League of America #233, 1984

Real Name: Malcolm Tandy

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: The Cadre, Legion of Doom

Legal Status: U.S citizen with criminal record

Weight: 220 lbs    Height: 6’1

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Bald

Relatives: Unnamed Sister (Status Unknown), Unnamed Daughter (Status Unknown)

Skills and Abilities: Capable fighter

Powers: When in contact with his crowbar he has superhuman strength and dexterity. In addition the Crowbar is super durable and can be thrown with deadly precision. The Crowbar also responds to his thoughts and always returns to him when thrown.

The Weapon
The Weapon

New 52- He seems to retain his old powers but the crowbar glows green when in use and it can also absorb and redirects energy.


Malcolm was a gang member for many years until he ascended to the rank of leadership. He was a ruthless criminal who would have no doubt spent the rest of his life behind bars. A chance encounter with the Overlord however found him endowed with superhuman powers thanks to a magical crowbar. With these new abilities he upped his game in the criminal underground and took the name “Crowbar” and became a supervillain. Later he would join the Cadre a supervillian team who fought the Justice League of America. In this battle his original crowbar was destroyed and he was left powerless and jailed. After escaping prison he somehow got  a replacement Crowbar by unknown means but was defeated by Lightray. He later resurfaced as a member of Dr. Polaris’ Cadre though he later turned against the leader and was defeated by the Power Company. Most recently Malcolm found himself defeated by Black Lightning when himself and Black mass tried to flee the country.

New 52

Crowbar is a member of the Suicide Squad who attacks Vibe when he tries to aid Gypsy in her escape. He says he came into possession of the crowbar when visiting his sister. He also has a two year old daughter. In battle with Vibe he was either vaporized or teleported away from his weapon by Vibe [Justice League of America’s Vibe #5].


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