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Iceman
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Art by Carlos Pacheco
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The X-Men #1 (September 1963)
Created by Stan Lee (Writer)
Jack Kirby (Artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake
Species Human mutant
Team affiliations X-Men
X-Factor
Champions
Defenders
Excelsiors
Notable aliases Drake Roberts, Mister Friese, Frosty
Abilities
  • Cold and ice manipulation
  • Ability to assume an enhanced physical form made of solid ice

Iceman (Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963).

Iceman is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. He has the ability to manipulate ice and cold by freezing water vapor around him. This allows him to freeze objects, as well as turn his body into ice.

The character has been frequently present in X-Men and Spider-Man-related comics, video games, animated series, and movies. Shawn Ashmore portrayed Iceman in the X-Men films, and voices the character in The Super Hero Squad Show.

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in X-Men volume 1 #1 (September, 1963).

Powers and abilities

Iceman's powers have evolved considerably over the years. Originally he had a normal human and an ice-form. In normal human form, he had the strength, agility, and durability of a typical athletic male of his size. In his ice-form, his strength and durability was enhanced.

Ice-Man is able to lower his body temperature without harm to himself, reaching -105F within a few seconds. He is able to freeze any moisture in the air around him into unusually hard ice to form ice-slides, and various projectiles and shields. Iceman is immune to sub-zero temperatures. Iceman has thermal vision: the ability to detect objects visually by how much heat the objects generate.

Character biography

Iceman is a mutant with the ability to emanate intense cold which manifests as ice formations, and the mental ability to shape those ice formations into whatever structure he can imagine. He is often seen to project cold from his hands in the form of "ice blasts" which can cause an enemy to be completely engulfed in ice in a matter of seconds. Perhaps his most ingenious use of his abilities is the creation of a sort of ice slide along which he can slide very quickly.

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