Tar Pit
General Information
Real name: Joey Monteleone
First Appearance: The Flash (Vol 2) #174
Created by: Geoff Johns
Scott Kolins
Affiliations: Formerly:
The Rogues
The Injustice League
The Secret Society of Super Villains
Abilities: Meditation
Portrayed by: Marco Grazzini


Joey Monteleone Born Joseph Monteleone also known as Tar Pit is the younger brother of criminal drug kingpin Jack Monteleone based in Keystone City. He's a Metahuman criminal thief and Former Member of The Teams The Rogues, The Injustice League and The Secret Society of Super Villains. His older brother tried to get him into his criminal business having 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.

Villain of The Flash

Now in his new form, Tar Pit first caused havoc at a Keystone City ice hockey game, trying to steal the Stanley Cup for himself. He was stopped by Flash and Captain Cold, although Cold himself stole the trophy. He has appeared sporadically with the other Rogues ever since. Tar Pit was briefly seen with Owen Mercer during The Blackest Night; trying to be a member of the Suicide Squad.

Powers and Abilities


  • Hot Tar Body: Tar Pit's 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.
  • Superhuman Strength: Tar Pit is strong enough to hurl flaming chunks of tar at his enemies at a distance.

Former Powers

  • Astral Projection: Tar Pit used to be able to project his consciousness into inanimate objects and animate them until he got "stuck" into a large mass of tar.


  • Meditation: Through traditional meditation, Joey inadvertently discovered his meta-ability to astral project.


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