Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J: Jack Frost


Here's today's entry in the A-Z Challenge. My theme is "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."


Jack Frost -- no secret identity -- was a Timely (the original name of Marvel) Comics superhero (briefly revived in the 1970s), who first appeared in USA Comics #1, 1941. IIRC, he was supposed to be the "real" Jack Frost of legend, who came to the U.S.A. to fight crime. He can freeze things, and shoot icicles, basically.

Meet a newer Jack Frost, Gregor Shapanka, a different one from Marvel. This one was a villain, one of Iron Man's earliest foes, from Tales of Suspense #45, 1963. He later re-named himself Blizzard.




Thanks for your time.

30 comments:

  1. Blizzard looks suitably nasty! Really, I am getting a education in comics/books this A-Z. Thanks!

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  2. The second incarnation of Jack Frost looks much more scary! I think I prefer the original.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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    1. Well, yeah, the second was supposed to look scarier, since he was a bad guy!

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  3. Jack Frost? Never knew that was ever used. Blizzard I knew though.

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    1. Pat dearyou are so young to know him (Jack Frost)
      I WAS so little :)

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    2. Gloria's right. Blizzard's original incarnation -- the villainous Jack Frost -- was in the early sixties.

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    3. When I begin to read only read cartoons at first time :)

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    4. Me, too. It's how I learned to read.

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  4. When I saw the cartoon I knew who is Jack Frost.
    I know the second Jack Frost lol

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    1. That's right! You were an Iron Man reader, weren't you, Gloria?

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    2. Yes :)I read a lot of cartoons :)

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  5. Wanted to say... thank you for being part of the Challenge and keeping up with it!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

    Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. It's been fun. I did it before, in 2014, too.

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  6. Why am I always drawn to the older style:) I must be retro girl as my friend calls me...but what would be my super power??

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    1. Retro Girl? Probably the same "power" as mine. The power to remember all this stuff like other guys remember baseball stats.

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  7. I think I like the nice Jack Frost better. Shooting icicles doesn't sound too bad.

    @WeekendsInMaine
    Weekends In Maine

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    1. Not if he's shooting them at criminals!

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  8. And then there is Jack Frost from Jack of Fables :)
    I do love it when comics use folklore characters :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. After having read your blogs for the past few days, I'm not at all surprised that you said that!

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  9. I love how two different creators can imagine someone so differently. And I love that one is a good guy and the other a bad guy.
    @DoreeWeller from
    Doree Weller’s Blog

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    1. And a guy named Stan Lee created them both, over 20 years apart!

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  10. The first Jack Frost looks like he could nip at noses during the holidays but the second one looks like he could bite people's noses off.

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  11. Methinks you are making some of these up.

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  12. i like the first and last versions. the second one is sorta yeti meets freezer burn. i love how they made him turn from a good guy to bad.

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  13. I'm thinking that V will be for Villain. Maybe I'll need you for some suggestions!
    Happy A to Zing...
    http://gvpeasachantrant.blogspot.com/

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    1. If you use V for Villain, that should be hilarious.

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