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Carlos LaMuerto (Earth-616)
Black Tarantula
Full Name: Carlos LaMuerto
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #419
Created by: Tom DeFalco, Steve Skroce
Home Universe: Earth-616
Alignment: Neutral
Status: Alive
Place of Birth:
Citizenship: Argentinian
Base: Mobile
Affiliations: The Hand
Powers/Abilities: Genius-level Intellect, Master Martial Artist
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 290 lbs (132 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Unique Features: {{{18}}}

Carlos LaMuerto, better known as Black Tarantula and the Deathless One is an Argentinian crime lord and a member of the Hand.



The New Kid in TownEdit

Civil WarEdit

The Black Tarantula was incarcerated in the U.S. and kept depowered in Rykers prison along with Daredevil, the Kingpin, Hammerhead, and the Punisher where he was nearly killed by Bullseye.

Working for DaredevilEdit

Run in with Lady BullseyeEdit


Powers & AbilitiesEdit


  • Superhuman Strength: The Black Tarantula has superhuman agility and strength, able to optimally press over 30 tons.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Black Tarantula can exert himself at peak capacity for at least 24 hours.
  • Superhuman Durability: Black Tarantula possesses durability far beyond that of a human. He can withstand great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with super strength, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with no discomfort. His skin is highly durable to the point his nearly-bullet proof.
  • Superhuman Agility: His balance, coordination, agility and dexterity is beyond the physical limits of the finest human acrobat. His agility is such that is on par with someone like Spider-Man.
  • Superhuman Speed: The Black Tarantula possesses superhuman speed. Spider-Man himself has stated that he is slower than the Black Tarantula.
  • Optic Blasts: His eyes can project powerful concussive blasts of energy, but requires several minutes between uses to restore the charge.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: He can also heal fatal injuries in himself and others through touch. The extent of this ability is unknown, but undoubtedly very high,as he was shown healing himself and others from fatal injuries, such as when Bullseye stabbed him in the heart when Carlos was powerless. He can also heal fatal diseases and poisons as well.
  • (Possible) Immortality: His claims of possessing Immortality are unconfirmed, although he definitely possesses some form of superhuman longevity.


  • Genius-level Intellect: Black Tarantula possesses a brilliant criminal mind, and is a strategist, planner and tactician of the highest order.
  • Master Martial Artist: The Tarantula is a master of many forms of both armed and unarmed combat, capable of holding his own against other skilled hand to hand fighters such as Daredevil to an extent.



Various Vehicles


Makes use of many weapons, both conventional and advanced, but usually firearms, explosives, and bladed weapons.