- Real Name: Joseph (last name unrevealed)
- AKA: Mr. H, Hammer/The Hammer, Hammy
- Family: Antonia (sister); Unnamed nephew; Mania (former symbiote)
- Base of Operation: Hammerhead’s Mansion, Richmond Park, Queens
- Identity: Secret Identity
- Citizenship: American
- Martial Status: Single
- Occupation: Crime Lord, criminal, hit-man
- Education: –
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
- Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Black
- Unusual Feature: Top of his head is flat
- Origin: Human with a surgically replaced steel skull.
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
Some people are too hard headed to let go of the past. Introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #113 (1972) by Gerry Conway and John Romita, the man who would become Hammerhead was a low level mob enforcer who head was shattered on a job. He was discovered in an alleyway by Jonas Harrow, who replaced his skull with a steel plate. Upon waking up, he saw a poster of a 1920’s crime movie and patterned his personality on this period of history. He fashioned his clothes, personality and crime method on this period taking the man Hammerhead.
After Kingpin left crime behind for a time, Hammerhead began a gang war with Dr. Octopus to replace Fisk. He would come into conflict with Spider-man after he kidnapped Aunt May to prevent her from falling into Ock’s hands. He would eventually become one of the enforcers for Silvermaine’s gang. During the Civil War, he tried to organise the super-power criminals into a single unit but was stop by the heroes who were tipped off by Fisk. During the fight he was attacked by Underworld, which left him with a bullet in his head.
When he was sent to hospital to save his life, Mr. Negative sent his men to the hospital and kidnapped Hammerhead. He offered him to transfer his brain to another body adamantium skeleton, which Hammerhead agreed. He began working to Mr. Negative, fighting Spider-man in the process, until Black Cat became a crime lord and he became her second in command. He was later killed by one of Diamondback’s men but resurrected by the Hood who used the Norn Stones to bring him back. After Fisk became the mayor of New York, Hammerhead became involved in another gang war with the Owl.
Hammerhead is one of the lesser known Spider-man villains but is still a fan favourite. He did get a bit of a popularity boast with his role in the 90’s cartoon and the PS4/5 Spider-man game dlc, where he was the main villain (which combine his story with Silvermaine). He sort of received a figure as one of the swappable head that came with the Chameleon of the Rhino wave. He would receive a proper (and bigger) figure as part of the second Spider-man Vintage wave.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Vintage Wave 2 – Hammerhead
- Hammerhead is obsessed with the crime gang’s of the 1920s. As such he patterned himself to be just like that, especially with his clothes and speech. He has never worn what you would call a costume instead preferring business, but this pinstripe suit is one he is usually seen wearing.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- This is a character you may need to your Spider-man Rogue’s gallery. It can also be got for a mobster collection, along side Silvermaine, Kingpin and others.
- Does it need a remake?:
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.
None at the moment