Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: Fatboys (Billy, Butch, Darla, Ralf)
Affiliations: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Hilda, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Karen Page
Enemies: Baby Elmo, Guice, Lifeform, Tunnel Teens (Jerry, Joey, Johnny), Wild Boys (Jet, Spit), Williams
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Daredevil I#249 (December, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: Eightball is a talented skateboarder and a resourceful young man. He has used a handgun and a taser before.
Height: 4'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 95 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#249) - The Fat Boys (Butch, Eightball, Billy) hung out at the Legal Aid and Drug Hotline with Karen Page, Hilda, and Matt Murdock.
(Daredevil I#253) - Eightball saw the Wild Boys robbing a Salvation Army Santa and knocking out a civilian, and he found himself wishing he could be part of their gang. Daredevil tended to the unconscious man, and he sent Eightball away after realizing that the boy admired the Wild Boys. Eightball ran into Darla and Ralf. Eightball teased Darla for having a junkie mom and an alcoholic dad for parents, as she admired his nice skateboard as hers had been stolen. Ralf and Eightball rode off, saying they were going to steal their own Christmas presents. After Daredevil defeated the Wild Boys, Eightball tried taking some of their loot, but the hero helped him realize that it was giving that was important at Christmas. Later, Eightball teased Darla and then gave her his own skateboard. Later, Matt Murdock gave Eightball a new skateboard, wrapped up.
(Daredevil I#261) - At the hotline, the Fat Boys (Butch, Darla, Eightball) watched the Human Torch do tricks. When Karen Page said that Daredevil was missing, the kids wondered where Matt was. Later, the Fat Boys and Karen saw Human Torch lose a fight to Baby Elmo before accidentally burning down the Last Exit Bar.
(Daredevil Annual I#4B/2) - 8-Ball saw the Wild Boys committing a robbery.
(Daredevil Annual I#4B/4) - Butch, 8-Ball, and Ralf were showing off their skateboard skills when Darla was grabbed and kidnapped by villains. When they called out after them, the criminals fired a gun at them, then put Darla in a basement, saying her whole life was about to change. The three boys hit the streets, looking for Daredevil.
Guice and Williams kept Darla tied up until the three Fat Boys burst through the window and tried to grab their guns. The criminals got the upper hand and nearly killed the kids before Daredevil attacked, leaving the men unconscious. Daredevil yelled at the kids, telling them they should have called the police instead of seeking to play heroes.
(Daredevil Annual I#6/1) - Eightball and another kid were cornered by the monstrous Lifeform, but they swiftly escaped.
(Daredevil Annual I#6/2) - As the Fat Boys (Butch, Ralf, Darla) laughed, Darla didn't believe Eightball's story about the Lifeform. She dared Eightball to steal a skateboard from the Tunnel Teens to prove his bravery, and he accepted, challenging her back. They found the Tunnel Teens (Jerry, Joey, and Johnny) trying to impress girls and stole a skateboard. When the Tunnel Teens realized it, they chased the Fat Boys through the streets. The Fat Boys initially escaped until the Lifeform snuck up on them and scared them again, then the Tunnel Teens caught up with the kids and cornered them, drawing knives and tasers, but the kids fought back, Eightball hitting Jerry with a skateboard and grabbing the taser himself. Daredevil arrived to intervene, telling the kids to return the stolen skateboard and teasing Eightball for having a crush on Darla, which delighted her.
(Daredevil Annual I#8/4 (fb) - BTS) - The Fat Boys grew older and started hanging out less. Eightball grew jealous when Darla started hanging out with Tommy.
(Daredevil Annual I#8/4) - Ralf, Butch, and Eightball raced with Daredevil, and Ralf teased Eightball for being jealous of Tommy. Daredevil said he'd race them to find Darla, and they soon found her kissing and holding hands with Tommy. Daredevil hugged Darla then rushed off to fight crime. Eightball insulted Darla, but when he came around the corner, he saw Tommy flirting with other girls and he confronted him. Tommy hit Eightball, but Darla saw it and broke up with him, then she kissed Eightball herself.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler) & Al Williamson (inker).
Profile by Chadman.
Eightball should not be confused with:
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Daredevil Annual I#7/5, p49, pan1 (Eightball with gun)
Daredevil I#263, p17, pan5 (face)
Daredevil I#249 (December, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#253 (April, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#261 (December, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#4B/2 (September, 1989) - Gregory Wright (writer), Jim Lee (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#4B/3 (September, 1989) - Peter Sanderson(writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Vince Mielcarek (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#4B/4 (September, 1989) - Gregory Wright (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#6/1 (June, 1990) - Gregory Wright (writer), Cam Kennedy (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#6/2 (June, 1990) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gary Hartle (penciler), Mike DeCarlo (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#8/4 (September, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Une Brigman (penciler), Roy Richardson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 05/22/2019
Last updated: 05/22/2019
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