FROST

Real Name: Everett Donnelly

Identity/Class: Altered human/Android

Occupation: Former mob enforcer

Group Membership: Former member of the Headshop

Affiliations: Former employee of Sam Striker

Enemies: Michael Berengetti, Suzy Berengetti, Hulk, the Punisher, the Pantheon, and the Leader

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Freehold (former), The Headshop HQ (former), Las Vegas (former), current whereabouts unknown (possibly deceased)

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#395 (July, 1992)

 

Powers: Frost’s android body is capable of great feats of super-strength and is highly durable. He can also coat an opponent’s body with a hard, cold frost while touching them. Like all of the members of the Headshop, Frost’s head may be detached from his body and both body and head may remain fully functional.

 

 

History: Frost was brought under the wing of the Leader in Freehold, lured there because he was dying of exposure to gamma radiation, and was lead to believe the Leader could cure him. Once there, the Leader subjected Frost, and others, to horrific experiments. He decapitated Frost and attached his head to a powerful android body. Frost and five others escaped Freehold and formed the Headshop. Frost would later leave the Headshop to pursue a life of crime in Las Vegas. Under the direction of his employer, Sam Striker, Frost murdered casino owner Michael Berengetti.

(Incredible Hulk II#395) - Though he was literally a much different person than he was when working for Michael Berengetti, the Hulk felt duty-bound to avenge his former employer’s death. The Hulk took a few members of the Pantheon with him to Las Vegas and, though now much larger and much greener (and much more polysyllabic), the Hulk reassumed the role of "Mr. Fixit" in the hopes of sniffing out Berengetti’s killer and bringing him to justice. The Hulk’s first stop was the penthouse floor of the Coliseum, where he found Frost, Striker, and an army of goons waiting for him. The Hulk quickly dispatched the common thugs, but when Frost grabbed him by the arm, he found he could not break Frost’s grip. Striker called off the battle and left, taking Frost and his goons with him.

Unbeknownst to anyone but himself, the Punisher was also in town gunning for Striker and Frost. He knew of Mr. Fixit, but knew nothing of his true identity. After spotting "Mr. Fixit" and his associates enter a limousine, Punisher followed him in a van disguised as an ice-cream truck, believing he might have been involved with Berengetti’s murder. However, the Pantheon member Paris, an empath, revealed the Punisher’s intentions and a (very) brief battle with a (very) predictable outcome ensued. When the Punisher woke up, he and the Hulk agreed to join forces.

(Incredible Hulk II#396) - Following the plan the Hulk and the Punisher had devised, Paris went to Striker’s hotel to meet with him and feign disloyalty to "Fixit." Paris told them of a false drug deal "Fixit" was supposed to be involved in, and suggested that Striker and Frost be there to get the evidence that would put "Fixit" away. Before allowing him to leave, Frost grabbed Paris by the throat and yanked him off the floor. While Paris was being choked, Striker warned him of what would happen if he wasn’t "being straight." After Frost let him go, Paris noticed ice on his neck. This was the first display of Frost’s "frosting" powers.

That night, the Hulk, Punisher and the various Pantheon members went through the motions of the false drug deal in a warehouse, with Punisher posing as the seller. Frost and Striker surfaced with a few dozen goons. Once Frost and Striker bragged about killing Berengetti, the Las Vegas Police Department surface from their hiding places and tried to place Frost and Striker under arrest. The goons, and then the LVPD, opened fire and Frost ran out in the confusion. The Hulk chased him and eventually caught up with him in Striker’s hotel. During the fight, Frost was able to freeze the Hulk’s entire body and coat it with ice. The Hulk broke free, renewed his attack, and eventually pinned Frost’s body to the wall with a lance. When the Hulk grabbed Frost’s head, it immediately detached from Frost’s body and was still able to speak. There was a blinding explosion of ice, after which neither Frost’s body, nor his head, could be found.

Comments: Created by Peter David and Dale Keown.

His real name was revealed in Pantheon's OHOTMU A-Z HC#8 entry.

With the exception of Frost’s activities in Las Vegas, all of his history takes place off-panel. His connections to the Leader and the Headshop were revealed in Hulk #437, but Frost himself did not appear in that issue. It is quite possible that, unlike the other members of the Headshop, Frost had abandoned his mission to get revenge on the Leader long before it was revealed the Leader was dead. Frost’s motivations for leaving the Headshop were never revealed.

Other disemboed heads in the Marvel Universe: the Brain, the Head, Chondu the Mystic, Cameron Hodge and Doctor Mynde
--Gammatotem

Frost is among the Gamma Mutates in World War Hulk: The Gamma Files.

by Mick Martin, The Anti-Grimm

Clarifications: Not to be confused with:


Appearances:
Incredible Hulk II#395 (July, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Dale Keown (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#396 (August, 1992) - Peter David (Writer), Dale Keown, Dan Juursema, Gary Frank (artists), Bobbie Chase (editor)


Last updated: 12/19/02

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