Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably
"Chucky" is short for "Charles")
Identity/Class: Human civilian
Occupation: WNYX radio DJ
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Jimmy (his sidekick), J.Jonah
Jameson, Thor (Thor Odinson)
Enemies: Unnamed killer
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Chuckster" (nickname given by
himself), "obtuse loudmouth" (nickname given by Hannah Fairmont),
"insufferable bore" (nickname given by Tony Stark)
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Thor II#5 (November, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Chucky Diamond possesses no known
superhuman abilities. An overweight cigar smoker who rarely engages in
physical exercise, Chucky instead focuses on being as sharp and
outrageous as possible. Often exaggerating or stretching the truth and
not always in command of the exact facts, Diamond has a flair for the
dramatic that allows him to captivate a broad audience. His envelope
pushing on air persona has garnered Diamond both ardent fans and fervent
detractors alike. Diamond prides himself on always being brutally honest,
while insisting others do the same. However, he somewhat hypocritically
keeps the fact he wears a toupet to cover his baldness a well guarded
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (Chucky wears purple tinted glasses)
Hair: Black (balding)
(Thor II#2 - BTS) - Chucky Diamond, one of New York's most outrageous shock jocks, was less than pleased when Thor's battle against the Destroyer left most of the city's waterfront in shambles.
(Thor II#5) - Right after his sidekick Jimmy introduced Chucky at the start of his WNYX morning show, the DJ started slamming Thor. Openly blaming the son of Odin for the destruction in New York's harbor area, he questioned if the Avenger was even a god like he claimed to be. Diamond continued his attack on the thundergod for several segments, calling him among other things a bogus con job.
(Thor II#5 - BTS) - Diamond's tirade got a mixed response from listeners. After listening to him in the shower, Tony Stark called him an obtuse loudmouth, while J. Jonah Jameson called in to WNYX to compliment Chucky. Hannah Fairmont and paramedic Jake Olson (Thor's civilian identity) turned Diamond's show off in disgust. One particular listener, an unnamed, Thor obsessed delivery man working for Federated American X-press (FAX), took particular offense to Chucky's comments however. He headed to the studio to teach him a lethal lesson.
(Thor II#5) - Forcing his way into the studio in the midst of Diamond's show, the FAX delivery guy pulled a gun on the DJ and called Chucky "a traitor and a friend of Loki, the Absorbing Man and the other creeps that attack our protectors". Unsure what to do, Diamond's co-workers called 911.
(Thor II#5 - BTS) - Overhearing there was a hostage situation at WNYX, Jake Olson changed into Thor and flew to Diamond's rescue.
(Thor II#5) - While Diamond was begging for his life, trying to explain his comments were just part of the act he put on as his on air persona, Thor burst through the wall of the studio and used his hammer to disarm Chucky's assailant. Instead of returning to its owner, Mjolnir suddenly turned and tried to hit Diamond. A rather puzzled Thor managed to grab his weapon before it could connect, unsure why the mallet didnt respond (it was being affected by Enrakt's magics). Thor was getting ready to leave, having set the deranged gunman straight by assuring him he did not need protection from anyone, least of all those who would murder in his name. Diamond however decided to push his luck, blatantly asking Thor to stay and maybe cut a promo tape for the show. Still whirling his hammer, Thor answered he wouldn't do such a thing, even if it prevented Ragnarok itself. Outraged at this, Diamond was about to go off on a rant when the winds generated by Thor's spinning caused Chucky's toupee to fly off his head, to the amusement of the police and several spectators. Thor took off, leaving a humbled Diamond behind.
(Thor II#54 - BTS) - Following his encounter with the
thundergod, Diamond's opinion of Thor was radically changed for the
better. Chucky openly became one of Thor's ardent supporters.
After taking over as ruler of Asgard following Odin's alleged death in battle with Surtur, Thor decided the best way to combine his duties as All-Father with being Midgard's protector was by bringing the realm eternal to Earth. Overnight, Asgard appeared in the skies over New York where it caused both excitement and irritation.
(Thor II#54) - When one of his listeners called in to the show to slam Thor, calling the Asgardians phony gods and wondering who even invited them, Diamond defended the thundergod. While he did not say he believed Thor and the others were indeed gods, he did state that there was no reason to dismiss the notion outright, reasoning how relative most people's definitions of religion really are. Not too long after that, following a string of miracles performed through Asgardian magic, technology and medical knowledge, the first Church of Thor was founded.
(Thor II#62 - BTS) - Chucky's substitute DJ, Mike Alexander, speculated that Chucky was on vacation, in rehab or having plastic surgery.
Comments: Created by Dan Jurgens (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks).
It's obvious Dan Jurgens based Chucky on shockjock Howard
Stern, though lookswise Diamond is closer to that other controversial
radio personality Rush Limbaugh. Chucky works for the fictitious
AM-station WNYX, which might be a reference to the late 90s sitcom Newsradio, which took place
at a similarly named New York broadcasting network.
Thanks to Richard Jackson for pointing out Chucky's BTS appearance in Thor II#62.
Profile by Norvo.
Chucky Diamond should not be confused with
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Thor II#5, p4, pan2 (main image)
Thor II#5, p20, pan2&3 (loses his hair)
Thor II#5 (November, 1998) - Dan Jurgens (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thor II#54 (November, 2002) - Dan Jurgens (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Jack Jadson (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thor II#62 (June, 2003) - Dan Jurgens (writer), Ben Lai & Ray Lai (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 03/21/14
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