|First appearance||Nova #3 (Nov 1976)|
|Created by||Marv Wolfman and Sal Buscema|
|Alter ego||Arch Dyker|
|Team affiliations||Terrible Trio|
The character subsequently appears in Nova #6-8 (Feb-Apr 1977), #10 (June 1977), #22-25 (Nov 1978-May 1979), Fantastic Four #206 (May 1979), #208-209 (July-Aug 1979), ROM #24 (Nov 1981), Quasar #16 (Nov 1990), #20 (Mar 1991), The New Warriors Annual #1 (1991), Nova vol 2 #1 (Jan 1994), #10 (Oct 1994), Nova: The Human Rocket #2 (June 1999), Civil War: Front Line #9 (Feb 2007), and Nova vol 4 #2 (July 2007)
Diamondhead received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #3 (2006), and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC vol. 02 (2008).
Fictional character biography
Diamondhead was mutated by a diamond-powered laser while attempting to steal some precious gems. He developed a hard, diamond-like body that was superstrong. He used his new abilities to enhance his criminal career.
After being defeated by Nova, he forms the criminal gang Terrible Trio with Condor and Powerhouse. After Condor is defeated by the Sphinx, Diamondhead allies with the Sphinx and Doctor Sun. Along with his allies, Nova, and the Champions of Xandar, Diamondhead goes to Xandar on Nova's spacecraft.
Following the Stamford incident, the identities of the New Warriors were publicly leaked, including Nova's.[volume & issue needed] Diamondhead uses this information to locate Nova's parents' house and patiently waits until his nemesis comes home. When Nova returns to Earth after the Annihilation War, Diamondhead attacks him. Nova easily defeats Diamondhead and takes him back to prison.
Powers and abilities
Diamondhead's body is basically one large diamond, making him incredibly strong and incredibly resistant to injury and harm. According to Nova, he can regrow destroyed limbs, given time.
- Nova vol 1 #3 (Nov 1976)
- Nova vol 1, issue 7
- Nova vol 1 #22-25
- Fantastic Four vol 1 #206
- ROM issue 24
- Quasar #16
- Nova #2 (July 2007)
- Marvel NOW Point One #1 (2012)
- Nova vol 4 #3