Tantaro is an elephant humanoid created by the High Evolutionary to become the next generation of New Men. The High Evolutionary would abandoned his starship called the New Wundagore and crash back into Earth. The High Evolutionary had struck a prison vehicle that was transporting numerous felons. Majority of the prisoners had died but some survivors were placed into suspended animation. The High Evolutionary decided to created a new generation of New Men and three prisoners evolved from three animals that had disappeared from the Bronx Zoo. Tantaro evolved from an elephant while the other two evolved from a lion and bear to become Simbus and Urson-Wellz.
Tantaro was created by Roy Thomas
and MC Wyman
in 1994 and first appeared in Thor
Powers & Abilities
Tantaro is an elephant humanoid with superhuman strength, durability and resistance to injury.