The character subsequently appears in Defenders vol. 1 #35 (May 1976), Defenders Annual #1 (October 1976), Omega the Unknown #9-10 (July, September 1976), Defenders #76-77 (October-November 1979), The Sensational She-Hulk vol. 2 #1-3 (May-July 1989), Web of Spider-Man #73 (February 1991), Deathlok #2-5 (August-November 1991), Marvel Comics Presents #97 (December 1992), Defenders vol. 2 #5 (July 2001), 8-10 (October-December 2001), I ♥ Marvel: Outlaw Love (April 2006), She-Hulk vol.2 #10 (October 2006), and Heroes for Hire #6-8 (March-May 2007).
Ruby Thursday appeared as part of the "Headmen" entry in the original Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5, and in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #3, and she received an entry in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update #4 (2007).
The police were unaware of her previous actions, including killing people with a large purple creature called Dibbuk (named after, but unrelated to a dybbuk).
The confrontation with Omega leads Ruby into another fight with the Defenders. This ended when her head was smashed open. It is not known how Ruby survived this damage.
Ruby, now with a much smaller head, later participates in the plan to gain her ally Chondu a new body. Specifically, the body of a clone of She-Hulk. The Headmen hire the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime, then later Mysterio in order to test She-Hulk for compatibility. She is subdued and cloned, but escapes with the aid of Spider-Man. Ruby is arrested by the New York city police.
The assassin Bullseye is hired to kill Ruby. He throws the Rolling Stones album Flashpoint (which contains the song Ruby Tuesday) into her chest. The Answer, her boyfriend, saves her head after Bullseye leaves in hopes of reviving her later.