Crowbar is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe.

Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceJustice League of America #233 (December 1984)
Created byGerry Conway (script)
Chuck Patton (pencils)
In-story information
Alter egoMalcolm Tandy
Team affiliationsCadre
Suicide Squad
AbilitiesCan fire energy blast from his crowbar


Publication historyEdit

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

Fictional character biographyEdit

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 abilitiesEdit

Crowbar wields an energized crowbar that can fire energy blasts.

In other mediaEdit

Crowbar (alongside Cadre members Black Mass, Fastball, and Shatterfist) appears in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Clash." They were defeated by Superman and Batman. He later returns as a member of Gorilla Grodd's Legion of Doom.


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