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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
When the Crime Syndicate supposedly killed the Justice League, villains roamed the Earth free without anybody to oppose them. Gorilla Grodd claimed Central City for himself, making it his new Gorilla City, but Tar Pit and a few other criminals confronted Grodd about sharing. Ripping off Chroma's head, Grodd pushed Tar Pit and anybody else who opposed him out of the city.
Signing up with the Secret Society, Tar Pit was called upon to help deal with the Rogues who were rebelling against the system the Syndicate had put in place. Tar Pit and the other Society members were sucked into the Mirror World by Mirror Master. Tar Pit was later captured and taken back to Iron Heights when the Flash and the rest of the League returned.
Once again loose in Central City, Tar Pit was one of only few of the Flash's enemies to not leave Central City when the Speed Force storm turned many normal citizens into speedsters. On the night before Christmas, Tar Pit was forced to rob a toy store in order to pay some criminals a ransom after they had kidnapped Monteleone's niece and nephew. Tar Pit was stopped in the act by the new Kid Flash and sent back to Iron Heights before the hero went and saved the children himself.
Powers and Abilities
- Joseph Monteleone was created by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins, first appearing in The Flash (Volume 2) #174. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Joseph Monteleone first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in The Flash (Volume 4) #5 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.
- 25 Appearances of Joseph Monteleone (Prime Earth)
- 9 Images featuring Joseph Monteleone (Prime Earth)
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- Character Gallery: Joseph Monteleone (Prime Earth)
Secret Society of Super-Villains member