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Cloak and Dagger

Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen are Cloak and Dagger, crime-fighting team and Light and Darkness incarnate. These partners once lived on the outskirts – as runaway teens they embraced vigilantism after their powers activated through experimental drugs. Their relationship is symbiotic: Cloak’s ability to summon and enter the Darkforce Dimension is counteracted by the psionic light Dagger emits.

A Shared Destiny

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First Appearance

in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #64

In their 1982 debut, Cloak and Dagger begin their mission to punish the criminals that had experimented on them. Can the Amazing Spider-Man prevent them from carrying out their deadly vengeance – and should he?

Dealing in Death

in Cloak and Dagger (1983) #1

Cloak and Dagger seek sanctuary in a Hell’s Kitchen church as they try to avoid the police. With their activities now known to authorities, continuing their quest to eradicate all drug pushers has become more challenging. During an altercation with both police and gang members, an innocent man is killed in the crossfire, leading the pair to reconsider their methods.

Sinners All!

in Cloak and Dagger (1985) #1

The duo takes on another group of vile criminals in Times Square, emerging with an easy victory. Dagger begins to long for her old life, and arranges to see her mother. When Cloak loses control and attacks a group of churchgoers, Dagger heals them and leaves Cloak!

Life Imitates Art

in New Mutants (1983) #23

Wolfsbane wrote a fairy tale, and in this issue, she learns it really happened! When she and Sunspot begin behaving oddly and exhibiting new powers, the X-Men and other New Mutants become concerned. They discover Cloak and Dagger depowered in a hospital, and realize that Bobby and Rahne now have their abilities!

Knight Light

in Marvel Knights (2000) #1

Taking some time away from her partner, Dagger joins up with a contingent of street-level heroes to defend New York! Will she and her allies Daredevil, Black Widow, Punisher, and Shang-Chi be enough to take on the mighty Rock Troll Ulik?

The Truth is Out There

in Runaways (2005) #9

Dagger is put in the hospital, and Cloak is blamed for her brutal beating! To clear his name, Cloak enlists the help of the Runaways. But with the New Avengers coming to arrest him, the young heroes are in a race against time!

Ex-Men

in Cloak and Dagger (2010) #1

Having completed their mission to infiltrate the Dark X-Men, Cloak and Dagger strike out on their own. Resuming their cause to rid the streets of crime, the team takes on another gang of thugs.

Dark X-Men

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #514

During Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign, the deranged villain assembles his own team of X-Men comprising questionable characters. Unbeknownst to him, several of the mutants he handpicked are actually double agents, including Cloak and Dagger!

Mister Negative: Round One

in Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger (2011) #1

Cloak and Dagger: Heroes for Hire?! Cloak surprises Dagger with his new ideas about their super hero careers, but are interrupted when the New Avengers ask for their help to control a riot of New Yorkers who have recently gained spider-powers. Meanwhile, Mr. Negative learns that Dagger is destined to kill him!

The Dark Kingdom

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #6

Using a new mind-altering drug called Shade, Mister Negative and his ‘Inner Demons’ put Cloak and Dagger in their thrall and begin flooding the streets of Shanghai with their narcotics. Will Spider-Man be able to protect the people of China as well as the reputation of Parker Industries?