Real Name: Gina Palumbo

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Enforcer

Group Membership: New Enforcers (Blitz, Eel (Edward Lavell), Thermite)

Affiliations: Life Foundation

Enemies: Blood Rose (Richard Fisk), Moon Knight (Marc Spector), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Venom (Dylan Brock)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mansion of Mr. Greycrest, New York City

First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man I#100 (May, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Tangle has the ability to generate high-tensile organic filaments from her fingertips to ensnare targets. If the filaments are severed, it causes her enough pain to blackout.

(Web of Spider-Man I#100 (fb) - BTS) - Tangle received her powers from the New Enforcers' power-enhancement treatments so that she could serve on their team.

(Web of Spider-Man I#100) - When the Blood Rose broke on to the grounds of the New Enforcers' base, the Vanisher teleported Tangle, Thermite, Plantman, Eel and Blitz to confront him. Tangle snared Blood Rose with her filaments, but before the other Enforcers could deal with him, Spider-Man arrived on the scene, wearing special armor designed for the battle. Thermite and Tangle boasted that he was unprepared to deal with them because they were new adversaries, but Spider-Man simply observed they were both amateurs, and hit Tangle in the face with a web-club.

When she revived, Tangle wound her filaments around Spider-Man, but he grabbed the filaments and snapped them from her fingertips, causing her to fall unconscious. Spider-Man later turned her over to the police.


(Moon Knight IX#23) - The Life Foundation hired the New Enforcers (Blitz, Thermite, Tangle, Eel) to kidnap Venom (Dylan Brock), who ran to the Midnight Mission and Moon Knight for help. The Enforcers rushed into the Mission, which turned out to be the haunted House of Shadows, and Moon Knight and Venom systematically defeated them.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk and Joe Rubinstein.

The New Enforcers are working for Hydra in the Sega 32X game Spider-Man: Web Of Fire. I wouldn't bother mentioning established characters' appearances in video games, but I thought it was an interesting place for a second Thermite-616, Blitz and Tangle appearance. It's a pretty awful game, though.--Graham Weaver

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover#4. Real name revealed in Enforcers profile.

New main by Markus Raymond.

Profile by Prime Eternal. Update by Chadman.

Tangle should not be confused with:

  • Tangler - weapon of General Skul--Marvel Fanfare I#16
  • Tangler - nickname of Rodney Weigland, racist patient at the Clinic--DP7#9

Moon Knight IX#23, p3, pan3 (main)
Web of Spider-Man I#100, p15, pan2 (original)

Web of Spider-Man I#100 (May, 1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Alex Saviuk (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Rob Tokar (editor)
Moon Knight IX#23 (July, 2023) - Jed MacKay (writer), Alessandro Cappucchio (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 06/26/2006
Last updated: 08/05/2023

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