: If Eater of the Dead is tapped, exile target creature card from a graveyard and untap Eater of the Dead.
10/4/2004 It untaps during the resolution of its ability.
9/16/2007 You can activate the ability whether or not Eater of the Dead is tapped. However, if Eater of the Dead is untapped when the ability resolves, the ability won’t do anything.
4/1/2008 A “creature card” is any card with the type creature, even if it has other types such as artifact, enchantment, or land. Older cards of type summon are also creature cards.