Blue Diamond (Marvel)
Real Name: Elton T. Morrow
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The strange blue diamond particles embedded in Blue Diamond's body have made his skin as strong as a diamond, as well as giving him superhuman strength. After his body was altered by Shanga, Blue Diamond gains the power of flight and the ability to survive in the vacuum of space. The alterations to his body also reversed the effects of aging.
Elton T. Morrow is an archaeologist who finds a mysterious blue diamond on an expedition to Antarctica. The diamond is a piece of the Lifestone Tree, which powers the alien Chosen Eight of Fate. A German sub attacks Morrow's ship on the way home and Morrow is the only survivor. An explosion shattered the diamond during the battle, forcing innumerable tiny diamond particles into Morrow's body. After he is rescued by a British ship, he finds that the shards of the diamond gifted him with diamond-hard skin, giving him superhuman strength and nigh-invulnerability. Dubbing himself the Blue Diamond, he battles Nazi spies during World War II as part of the Liberty Legion. He retired at the end of the war.
After spending years in retirement, the Blue Diamond returns to assist the Fantastic Four's Thing against Shanga, a crystal based alien. Shanga falls in love with Blue Diamond, and turns him into a living humanoid diamond creature as her consort. After Shanga is captured by the Stranger, Morrow returns to Earth to join the new Invaders.
First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics (1940) #7
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100% Marvel (2003)
#46 All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (2011)
- 'Die Rächer und die Invaders 2'
#1 Avengers/Invaders (2008)
- 'We Were Soldiers Once...and Young'#4
- 'The Longest Day'#5
- 'Dulce Et Decorum Est...'
Captain America: Patriot (2010)
TPB#1 Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting (2002)
- 'Part One Born On The 4th of July'
#1 Daring Mystery Comics (1940)
- 'Time Enough for Living'
Essential Fantastic Four (2001)
Essential Marvel Two-In-One (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Comics (2008)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
#29 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Lo, the Liberty Legion!'#30
- 'Hey, Ma! They're Blitzin' the Bronx!'
Annual 01 Miss America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
- 'Their Name is LEGION.'#20
- 'Showdown at Sea.'#79
- 'Shanga, the Star-Dancer!'
New Invaders (2004)
TPB vol. 01 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'To End All Wars'#2
- 'To End All Wars - Part 2'#9
- 'Cruel & Unusual - Part 3'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age Marvel 2004 (2004)
The Invaders (1975)
#6 The Invaders Classic (2007)
- 'And Let the Battle Begin'#35
- 'Havock on the Home Front'#36
- 'Crushed by the Iron Cross'#37
- 'The Liberty Legion Busts Loose'#38
- 'U-Man Comes To Town'#41
- 'Beware The Super Axis!'
The Thing: Liberty Legion (2011)
The Twelve (2008)
The Twelve: Spearhead (2010)
Timely 70th Anniversary Collection (2010)
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