Though the fiery hero dates all the way back to the Golden Age and the Human Torch, the most successful uses of the ice hero trope are from the Silver Age and later.  Bobby Drake of the X-Men is a big sixties example, while Tora Olafsdotter of the Justice League plied her frozen trade in the 1980s.  Even the Legion of Super-Heroes gets in on the action, with Brek Bannin, former reject turned team leader, leading to today’s polar vortex query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is just trying to help justify the negative -20 degree temperatures that I’m currently living in with some happy distractions, asking: What cold-powered character most makes you think that ice is nice?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Snow Miser. He helped bring Christmas to Southtown and save Santa. That there’s a bit of John Pertwee in his appearance doesn’t hurt, either.

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