The second most popular cold-based villain in the DCU. A long-time foe of the Flash and leader of The Rogues. Really just a bank robber in a parka with a freeze gun but he’s interesting because he has sometimes been portrayed as having a sense of honor.
Similar to Mister Freeze, Cryonic Man wished to save his wife from dying by cryogenically freezing her. Cryonic Man debuted in the ’80s and battled Batman and the Outsiders after trying to steal organs from a Gotham City hospital. He hasn’t been seen in the main DCU since that failing effort.
To date, there have been three villains known as the Icicle. The original Icicle ( debuted in the 1940s, had a mischievous appearance, and functioned similarly to Captain Cold . The second Icicle’s run was extremely brief. He was the grandson of the original and had a more horrific, ghostly appearance. The most recent version of the Icicle is the son of the original and does not need any type of cold/freeze gun to use his powers. Both the first and third Icicle have been members of the Injustice Society. Continue Reading
Continuing my reignited fascination with Batman, I was burning through movies based on the character thanks to DVD, Blu-ray and Netflix back in December and January. So here I’ll toss out my thoughts on the original movie franchise, the Nolan movies and a few animated movies. I know there’s tons of animated Batman movies now but I’m only discussing the earliest ones that I recently re-watched.
The other week I discussed the live-action Superman movies. So be sure to check that out!
Batman: The Movie
1966, 20th Century Fox
I grew up watching the ’60s Batman TV show on The Family Channel every afternoon. I was obsessed with it and this was then Bat-mania was sweeping the nation thanks to 1989’s Batman movie. When I realized the TV show had spun off it’s own movie, I nearly went insane.
I thought it was a great idea to bring together the four biggest villains (Catwoman, Joker, Penguin and Riddler) to take on Batman & Robin. This movie is a super-sized version of the TV show, but I mean that in a good way because I LOVE the TV show. It was great to see the villains teaming up and interacting. I don’t think that was ever done on the TV show.