Monday, January 30, 2017
Who is Cloak?
Who is Cloak?
Cloak is a comic hero in the Marvel universe that has usually appeared with his partner Dagger. He was conceived along with his longtime partner Dagger in the early 80s by comic creator Bill Mantlo. In April 2016 it was announced a Cloak & Dagger TV show was coming to ABC Freeform. Actor Aubrey Joseph will depict Cloak in the TV series.
First Appearance: Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man
Real Name: Tyrone "Ty" Johnson
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Tyrone "Ty" Johnson was a 17 year old from Boston, Massachusetts. He had debilitating stutter that greatly affected his social interactions. He suffered a taumatic incident when one of his friends was killed by Police officer in part due to his lack of being able communicate. The police had believes his friend to be a dangerous robber when in fact he was not. The incident was a catalyst in Tyrone running away from home to NYC.
In NYC, Tyrone is eyeing stealing a purse from a young blonde woman. Before he can steal it another mugger steals the purse. Tyrone instinctively chases down the theif and returns the purse to the young woman, Tandy Bowen. The two later go out to dinner and become fast friends despite growing up very differently they both find they are runaways.
Tandy naively accepts an offer for shelter from two strange men. Tyrone's common sense says that something is wrong and joins Tandy to protect her. The two find themselves as experiment guinea pigs of Simon Marshall. Simon was working as a chemist for the crime family the Maggia and its leader Silvermane attempt to create a new form of streetdrug.
Somehow the pair managed to survive and escape. They soon find that the drug created mutations in both of them. Tandy is infused with Radiant light that she can fire out as knives. Tyrone finds that much of his body has been engulfed by shadow. He quickly begins to don a cloak to hide parts of his transformation. Tyrone finds that he is filled with a hunger for life force that is only eased when in the presence of Tandy's light powers. If he is not around Tandy, Cloak will fully consume the life force of people, killing them.
After the transformation the two use their powers to beat down some of Marshall's thugs.
The two used their power to battle to the crime family the Maggia. They kill both Simon Marshall as well as Silvermane. Silvermane later returns as part cyborg but is once again defeated.
They later help Spider-Man thwart an assassination attempt on the Kinpin by the Punisher.
The pair join the forces of Spider-Man to battle the insane supervillains released by Carnage in the Spider-Man event known as Maximum Carnage.
The two take the side of Captain America in Civil War but generally try to stay out of the fray. They do help transport the New Avengers using Cloaks darkness teleportation.
Cloak can create a hole into the Dark Dimension. He can send people into the Dark Dimension and leave them there or teleport them to another place using the Dark Dimension as a mode of transportation.
Cloak feels a hunger that can only be fed from the light powers of Tandy/Dagger or by dispatching and consuming the light of victims that he brings to the Dark Dimension.
Actor Aubrey Joseph has been hired to play Cloak in the TV series Cloak and Dagger. The TV series will be on the Freeform network. The show will be part of Marvel's wider Marvel Cinematic Universe including its films, shows Agents of SHIELD and the Netflix series the Defenders. Aubrey has had roles in "The Night of".
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