Real Name
Tyrone Johnson
First Appearance
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (March, 1982)
Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan
Team Affliations
X-Men, Dark X-Men, Anti-Registration Avengers (Civil War), Secret Defenders
Base of Operations
New York City
Teleportation, Intangibility, Ability to link to the "Darkforce Dimension"
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience
Tools and Weapons
Cloak (if removed, he becomes weakened)

Cloak is a superhero in the Marvel Universe, who is almost always partnered with the superhero Dagger.


Tyrone Johnson was a runaway given an experimental drug that turned him into a living portal to a dark world who teamed up with the similarly superpowered Tandy Brown to become the superheroes Cloak and Dagger.



Tyrone Johnson was raised in the South Boston slums, growing up with a stutter that made life very difficult for him. One day, he and his best friend Billy watched a robber murder a convenience store clerk, causing the two to run when they feared they might be suspected of the crime. When his stutter prevented him from stopping a police officer from shooting and killing Billy, Tyrone became overcome with guilt and ran away from home.

His wandering took him to New York, staying in the Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal, looking for food. He soon met Tandy Bown, another runaway from a wealthy background and considered robbing her. However, he was beaten to the punch by another thief and recklessly tackled him to protect Tandy. Soon, Tandy and Tyrone became friends, relying on each other in the hard New York Streets. Eventually, Tandy was invited to a shelter by two mysterious men and Tyrone, fearing for her safety, went with her to protect her.

Becoming CloakEdit

The two men took Tandy and Tyrone to Simon Marshall, a chemist who was designing a new form of synthetic heroin (called D-Lite) for the criminal Syndicate known as the Maggia. All former test subjects died using it but when Simon tested it on Tandy and Tyrone, both of them survived.