Real Name: Donald "Donnie" Gill
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: None; formerly Thunderbolts (Atlas/Erik Josten, Fixer/Paul Norbert Ebersol, Joystick/Janice Yanizeski, MACH-4/Abner Jenkins, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Photon/Genis-Vell, Radioactive Man/Chen Lu, Smuggler/Conrad Josten, Speed Demon/James Sanders, Songbird/Melissa Gold, Swordsman/Andreas von Strucker), Hammer's Hammers (Beetle/Abner Jenkins, Constrictor/Frank Payne, Death-Shield/Timothy Karlskin, Discus/Timothy Stuart, Leap-Frog/Vincent Patilio, Man-Killer/Katrina van Horne, Melter/Bruno Horgan, Porcupine/Roger Gocking, Spymaster, Stiletto/Thomas Stuart, Taskmaster/Tony Masters, Water Wizard/Peter Van Zante, Whiplash/Mark Scarlotti)
Affiliations: A.I.M., Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo), Marie Batroc, Beetle (Abner Jenkins), Blacklash/Whiplash (Marc Scarlotti), Blackout (Marcus Daniels), Boomerang (Fred Meyers), Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Kathy Dare, Constrictor (Frank Payne), Controller (Basil Sandhurst), Crimson Dynamo (Dimitri Bukharin), Crossfire (William Cross), Darkling (Henrique Gallante), Entropy, Explosion, Firebrand (Amanda), Fixer (Paul Norbert Ebersol), Gravitation, Graviton (Franklin Hall), Guardsman, Half-Face (Trung Tuan), Justin Hammer, Hydro-Man (Morris Bench), Inoshiro Kondo, Michael Korvac (Adam-IV), Man-Killer (Katrina van Horn), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), M.O.D.O.K., Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Namor (Namor Mackenzie), Nitro (Robert Hunter), Rhino (Alexei Sytsevich), Shocker (Herman Schultz), Shockwave (Lancaster Sneed), Space Phantom, Remlinger, Speed Demon (James Sanders), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spymaster (Nathan Lemon), Tarantula (Jacinda Rodriguez), Irina Tarasova, Thunderbolts Army (Ajaxis, Aqueduct/Peter Van Zante, Batroc the Leaper/Georges Batroc, Beetle/Gary Quinn, Beetle/Joaquim Robichaux, Beetle/Elizabeth Vaughn, Blacklash, Bloodstrike/Eric Conroy, Boomerang/Fred Myers, Bushmaster/Quincy McIver, Coronary/James Sharp, Doctor Octopus/Otto Octavius, Eel/Edward Lavell, Ironclad/Michael Steel, Killer Shrike/Simon Maddicks, King Cobra/Klaus Voorhees, Mongoose, Over-Mind, Ox/Ronald Bloch, Porcupine/Roger Gocking, Pretty Persuasions/Heidi Franklin, Quicksand, Rattler/Gustav Krueger, Red Ronin, Slyde/Jerome Beecher, Smiling Tiger/Conrad Mack, Snake Marston, Tatterdemalion/Arnold Paffenroth, Texas Twister/Drew Daniels, Unicorn/Milos Masaryk, Vapor/Ann Darnell, Vector/Simon Utrecth, Vermin/Edward Whelan, Whiplash, Whirlwind/David Cannon, X-Ray/James Darnell), Tinkerer (Phineas Mason), Unicorn (Milos Masaryk), Whiplash (Anton Vanko), Whirlwind (Dave Cannon)
Enemies: Agent X (Nijo), Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Iron Man/Tony Stark, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Vision, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne), Avengers West Coast (Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Living Lightning/Miguel Santos, Hank Pym, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne), Avro-X (Colin Richard), Batroc's Brigade (Batroc the Leaper/Georges Batroc, Machete/Mariano Lopez, Zaran/Max Zaran), Beetle (Gary Quinn), Beetle (Joaquim Robichaux), Beetle (Elizabeth Vaughn), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Captain America (Sam Wilson), Roberto Da Costa, Doctor Spectrum (Martha Gomes), Fathom Five (Bloodtide, Dragon Rider, Llyron, Manowar, Sea Leopard), Firestar (Angelica Jones), Force (Clay Wilson), Frog-Man (Eugene Patilio), Gargoyle (Isaac Christians), Ghost, Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), Great Game (Joystick/Janice Yanizeski, Polestar, Skybox, Tremolo), Halcyon, Hellcat (Patsy Walker), Human Torch (Jim Hammond), Hydra (Baron Strucker, others), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Iron Man (sentient armor), Justice (Vance Astrovik), Kobik, Kree (Captain Atlas, others), Misty Knight (Mercedes Knight), New Warriors (Aegis/Trey Rollins, Bolt/Chris Bradley, Namorita, Nova/Richard Rider, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin, Turbo/Mickie Musashi), Nightmask (Adam Blackveil), Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave), Quicksand, James Rhodes, Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly), Scorcher (Steven Hudak), She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), S.P.E.A.R., Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Squadron Sinister (Doctor Spectrum/Dr. Alice Nugent, Hyperion/Zhib-Ran, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Speed Demon/Jim Sanders), Starbrand (Kevin Connor), War Machine (James Rhodes), Wrecking Crew (Bulldozer/Henry Camp, Piledriver/Brian Calusky, Thunderball/Eliot Franklin, Wrecker/Dirk Garthwaite), Winter Soldier (James Barnes)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Donny Gill, Prisoner #1307967
Education: High school graduate with a specialty in air conditioning and refrigerator repair
Base of Operations: New York City, New York;
formerly Newark, Delaware
First Appearance: (Blizzard) Iron Man I#223 (October, 1987); (full name revealed) Iron Man I#224 (November, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: After passing through the Terrigen Mists, Blizzard, now with blue skin and white hair, developed the ability to act as a human battery, powering up technology, with the ability to overload it. Blizzard was also capable of manipulating and generating the cold without technology, using his bare hands to do so. It also seems likely that he could use his Terrigen-skills to power up his own Blizzard suit.
Blizzard originally used a costume procured from Justin Hammer that allowed him to manipulate ice and temperatures to a powerful degree. Though never very confident in the use of his skills, Blizzard was capable of creating ice slides, firing ice blasts, firing ice spears, creating ice walls, and freezing his foes in blocks of ice. The suit also allowed him to vastly adjust temperatures in nearby areas, dropping them significantly. The suit had a vulnerability to heat, or objects manipulating heat. Using the turbines in his gloves, Blizzard could manipulate water, changing into snow, slush, icicles, or sharp ice. Gill has experience in street-fighting. He has demonstrated rudimentary maintenance and repair skills in working on the cryogenic units of his suit.
Weight: 170 lbs.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#5: Blizzard) - Gill was born in Newark, Delaware.
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#2: Blizzard) - He grew up to be an under-educated, unambitious, and unimaginative operative in Justin Hammer's employ, occasionally committing crimes for cash. Seeking a pliable super-criminal to work for him, Hammer gifted Gill with the Blizzard costume, formerly used by the scientist Gregor Shapanka. Gill promised to be on call and to give half of his criminal earnings to Hammer, who promised to keep the suit updated.
(Iron Man I#223) - Justin Hammer hired Blizzard to join Blacklash (Marc Scarlotti) and Beetle (Abner Jenkins) to find the traitor Force (Clay Wilson, who used to work for Hammer) at the local police station, where Wilson was in a cell. During the fight with cops, Blizzard created an ice wall that ended up impeding the progress of the others, and they berated him. Blizzard froze one cop in ice, then they broke into Wilson's cell, ready to kill him.
(Iron Man I#224) - Tony Stark entered the cell to help Wilson before Blizzard created an ice wall to keep the others out, but Jim Rhodes drove a golden tank through it. Trying to repair the wall, Blizzard accidentally froze Blacklash briefly, then Wilson, Stark, and Rhodes escaped. The villains soon fled from the police in a flying car. Justin Hammer heard Blacklash and Beetle blame Blizzard for their failure, but Hammer didn't care, simply ordering the criminals to take his plane and go after Wilson again. Days later, using Hammer's intelligence network, they tracked Wilson to an abandoned western theme park in Los Angeles, and they found Iron Man and James Rhodes waiting, having set up traps for the villains. Blizzard tried firing ice missiles and encasing Iron Man in ice, but the hero evaded him, then Wilson, dressed as Force, shorted out all three villains' powers with an EMP pulse. After Blacklash and Beetle were defeated, Blizzard hid from Force in the general store, then attacked once his ice powers started working again. Force tried getting Blizzard to back down, but Blizzard shot Force with a barrage of ice, and the feedback from Force's blast ended up electrocuting Blizzard. Beetle and Blacklash escaped, planning to blame everything on Blizzard, while Blizzard was captured.
(Iron Man I#238) - The Rhino broke into the Los Angeles jail to free Blizzard, saying that Hammer had a job for him. After destroying the cops' tanks, Rhino took Gill to the airport, where Iron Man attacked. While Rhino was defeated, Gill escaped in Hammer's private jet.
(Iron Man I#239) - Blizzard was sent, with Blacklash and Boomerang, to defend a deserted Electronica Fabrizzi compound outside of Rome, where he froze a maintenance drone before the Ghost attacked. Blizzard and the others were hit by the Ghost multiple times, as well as grenades, then Boomerang gassed the room, doing harm to Blashlash and Blizzard as well. After Ghost escaped, the trio went to Justin Hammer's elaborate home and reported their failure. Hammer was strangely calm and told the criminals to wait for his orders. Hammer then approached Iron Man, telling him to go after the Ghost, and promising Iron Man that he'd turn Blizzard over to him if the hero succeeded.
(Iron Man I#240) - Hammer called Gill, Boomerang, and Blacklash in for a meeting, then Ghost attacked. Blizzard rushed to defend Hammer, but Hammer instead offered Ghost a job, though Ghost simply disappeared with a threat. Hammer sent the three criminals to Electronica Fabrizzi, where they were instructed to pretend to work with Iron Man and James Rhodes against the Ghost, but to turn against the heroes if they got the upper hand. After they battled the Ghost briefly, the three criminals turned on Iron Man, but the hero easily defeated them, stopping Blizzard by using heated gloves in his armor. Ghost set the place to explode and Boomerang and Blacklash fled, but Blizzard was apprehended. Gill threatened to return to Hammer until he realized he'd been left to Stark as a bargaining chip. Gill promised to turn himself over to the police.
(Marvel Illustrated: The Swimsuit Issue#1) - While in Iron Man's custody Blizzard participated in the Super Olympics. He was defeated in a contest of speed skating by Iceman (Bobby Drake).
(Iron Man Annual I#10) - Blizzard sat in a bar discussing his fights against Iron Man with Half-Face, Space Phantom, Irina Tarasova, Inoshiro Kondo, Crimson Dynamo (Dimitri Bukharin), Blacklash and Beetle.
(Venom: Lethal Protector II#5 (fb) - BTS) - Numerous powered criminals joined Justin Hammer's army after reading a flyer at the Bar With No Name to conquer a Carribean island for Hammer.
(Venom: Lethal Protector II#5 (fb)) - Blizzard joined a group called Hammer's Hammers in defending Justin Hammer on a remote Caribbean island. The team fought Venom, who swiftly defeated them.
(Iron Man I#285 (fb) - BTS) - Spymaster (Nathan Lemon) hired Blizzard, Blacklash, and Beetle, and spent weeks training them in tactics to fight Iron Man.
(Iron Man I#285) - Spymaster led Blizzard, Beetle, and Blacklash to the funeral of Tony Stark, where they crashed a helicopter on the services. Locking down the building, Spymaster began downloading Stark's secrets, but the villains were swiftly defeated when Iron Man attacked.
(Iron Man I#286) - Spymaster woke up Blizzard, Blacklash, and Beetle, and they found Iron Man battling the Avengers West Coast (Hawkeye, Hank Pym, Living Lightning, Wasp). The villains attacked, but a miniaturized Iron Man toppled Blizzard, injuring Blizzard's foot. The battle was interrupted when Kathy Dare committed suicide nearby. Pym shrank down the four villains and placed them inside a plastic bag for containment.
(Captain America I#411) - Blizzard attended a convention on A.I.M. Island, where he saw Captain America, disguised as Batroc the Leaper, sparring with other criminals in an arena fight.
(Captain America I#412) - Blizzard and the other criminals realized Batroc was actually Cap. They rushed the stage to attack.
(Captain America I#413) - Blizzard and other villains attacked Captian America.
(Captain America I#414) - Blizzard fled from the battle.
(Sensational She-Hulk I#59 (fb) - BTS) - Blizzard hired the Tinkerer to upgrade his equipment, and he began wearing a more traditional white costume with his face exposed, but the equipment malfunctioned.
(Sensational She-Hulk I#59) - Blizzard testified against Tinkerer at a court trial. A fight broke out and Blizzard began sparring with other super-villains, including Beetle and Blacklash, and soon She-Hulk intervened in the fight. Blizzard and the others were arrested.
(Thunderbolts I#26) - Imprisoned in Seagate, Gill was knocked unconscious in a prison conflict with the Beetle.
(Thunderbolts I#35 (fb) - BTS) - Blizzard adopted another new costume, this icier in appearance, and took a job working for Justin Hammer again.
(Thunderbolts I#35) - At Hammer's labs, Blizzard stood guard with Hydro-Man, Speed Demon, and Whiplash, as Hammer questioned scientist Mr. Remlinger. When a seemingly new Beetle (Abner Jenkins in large battle armor) attacked, he easily made short work of the four villains, defeating them. Then the Thunderbolts (Atlas, Songbird, Moonstone) arrived to apprehend the Beetle.
(Thunderbolts I#36) - A fight broke out and Blizzard, who tried to convince the Thunderbolts to return to crime, fired blasts at Songbird before Atlas knocked him aside. As the building collapsed, Speed Demon helped Blizzard and Whiplash escape it.
(New Warriors II#9) - Back in a version of his first costume, Blizzard tried committing a robbery, but fought the police, freezing their tanks. Nova, then the New Warriors, attacked, and Blizzard held his own until Iron Man (the sentient armor) knocked him out, then began beating him savagely. The Iron Man armor then fought the New Warirors and was prepared to kill Blizzard until Nova drove it away. As Blizzard was arrested, he wondered if Justin Hammer would take him back.
(Iron Man III#41) - Blizzard, in a new costume, attacked Coney Island, endangering civilians. When Iron Man arrived, Blizzard initially sought to flee, knocking a roller coaster car free before he realized Iron Man was using an archaic armor. Blizzard then dislodged a Ferris wheel and broke open an aquarium to distract the hero, but Iron Man still knocked Blizzard unconscious.
(Agent X#6) - Responding to a hit put out on Agent X, Blizzard joined a group of villains (including Constrictor, Rhino, Crossfire, Tarantula, and Marie Batroc) in attacking the mercenary. Agent X savagely defeated Blizzard, knocking him into a wall and then force feeding him an apple.
(She-Hulk I#1 (fb) - BTS) - M.O.D.O.K. and A.I.M. recruited Blizzard to power a Cryo-Cannon, which would freeze Earth solid and allow them to plunder technology. Blizzard saw this as his chance for the big-time.
(She-Hulk I#1) - The Avengers (Captain America, Wasp, She-Hulk, Iron Man, Vision) attacked and stopped the villains, with She-Hulk punching Blizzard through his force shield. Later, Blizzard wanted revenge and attacked She-Hulk in a bar, but she broke through his ice then invited him to have a drink. Soon, drunk, Blizzard passed out, and She-Hulk called the police to pick him up.
(New Thunderbolts#4 (fb) - BTS) - Gill was let out on parole.
(New Thunderbolts#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rethinking his life decisions, the Blizzard watched how some former villains turned their lives around as heroes, becoming Thunderbolts. When MACH-IV (the former Beetle) invited him to join up, Blizzard agreed.
(New Thunderbolts#1) - Blizzard sparred with MACH-IV at Thunderbolts headquarters, soon meeting Atlas and Songbird, who was skeptical of Blizzard's potential heroism. When Fathom Five (Llyron, Dragonrider with giant sea dragons, Manowar, Sea Leopard, Bloodtide) attacked, the Thunderbolts responded, with Blizzard being knocked off his slide by the sea dragon. Following Songbird's lead, Blizzard began freezing the river itself, but Manowar enveloped him until Songbird saved him. Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell) showed up to help the heroes, but then disappeared after the fight. Back at headquarters, the Thunderbolts regrouped.
(New Thunderbolts#2) - The Thunderbolts attacked the Wrecking Crew, seeking to stop their crimes, and Blizzard was assigned to hold off Piledriver with ice walls until Atlas could smash Piledriver. As Blizzard found himself suspicious of Atlas' motives and new powers, Speed Demon showed up to join the Thunderbolts. After regrouping at their base, the Thunderbolts went to the United Nations to demand that Namor help them with apprehending Fathom Five. Members of the Great Game (Skybox, Tremolo, Polestar, Joystick) all attacked, seeking to recruit Namor, and Mr. Fantastic got involved in the fight. They defeated the villains, but learned that they each had a massive bomb within them. As MACH-IV offered a place on the team to Joystick, one of the bombs went off.
(New Thunderbolts#3) - The Thunderbolts survived the explosion due to Songbird's sonic shields. Plagued with doubt and worried that his suit would break, Blizzard was sent by Mr. Fantastic to blanket the area in ice, as Speed Demon rushed him around to increase the surface area. Blizzard felt his suit start to malfunction as he blasted ice into a tunnel of fire. Radioactive Man arrived to help absorb the radiation, then the heroes regrouped.
(New Thunderbolts#4) - Blizzard, fretting over his broken suit, was invited by Speed Demon and Joystick to go to a strip club, but Jenkins felt like it was a bad choice. Later, Gill chose to sneak out with Sanders and Joystick to the strip club anyway.
(New Thunderbolts#5) - At the strip club, Gill saw news about Fathom Five attacking again, and Gill wondered if they should go help their teammates, but Sanders convinced him to stay put. When he saw Jenkins there fighting the villains with no powers alongside other heroes, Gill pressed harder, saying they should go help, and within a few minutes they finally agreed, just as a Hydra ship, led by Baron Strucker, attacked on the news.
(New Thunderbolts#6) - Blizzard, after stopping to get his costume, joined the fight against Hydra with Joystick, though Atlas abruptly punched through his ice slide so he could grab Joystick for help in a battle. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of Hydra agents, Blizzard fought alongside his teammates, Ms. Marvel, and others. Strucker activated a nuke, that Radioactive Man could barely contain, then MACH-IV assigned him to freeze the 14 other nukes placed around the island, warning that Strucker would sink Manhattan otherwise. With Speed Demon rushing him around, Blizzard froze the nukes, pushing his suit to the limits. As the Freon in his suit ran out, Blizzard saw one nuke left, so Speed Demon rushed it away. Captain Marvel returned to join the team, using the name Photon this time.
(New Thunderbolts#7) - Sanders took Gill to a bar to meet with Shocker, who invited them to commit a robbery with him.
(New Thunderbolts#8) - The Thunderbolts took down Batroc's Brigade in Newark, NJ, and during the fight, Blizzard took a knife to the leg. The next day, Blizzard went to work out, but no one would join him, and he was disappointed that Speed Demon still planned on the heist with Shocker. After asking Radioactive Man for help, Blizzard convinced Speed Demon to wear his old Whizzer costume, and he placed an irradiated belt on it that would allow Blizzard to track him. Later, Blizzard attacked Speed Demon at the scene of the crime, though Shocker didn't see it. Speed Demon easily defeated Blizzard with a series of punches, then left him hanging from a bridge in his underwear, with a note stuck to Blizzard that said "thanks for trying". Speed Demon then had Shocker arrested, and he offered the untraceable stolen money to help fund the Thunderbolts.
(New Thunderbolts#9) - Blizzard returned to base just as Radioactive Man went with officials from Atlantis, having admitted to poisoning them for Fathom Five's attacks. Blizzard went to Atlantis with the others, where a fight with Namor briefly broke out before Radioactive Man reversed the poisoning.
(New Thunderbolts#10) - In a conflict orchestrated by the Purple Man, the Thunderbolts went up against Songbird and the Swordsman (Andreas von Strucker) in the city. During the fight, Blizzard largely stayed out of the fight, but he froze MACH-IV's wounds when Swordsman stabbed him through the abdomen.
(New Thunderbolts#12 (fb) - BTS) - The Purple Man took over much of the city through spreading his pheromones into the water supply, then using spatial warps to propel his voice around the city. The Thunderbolts continued fighting him, using a base in the sewers, where they worked with the operative Scalpel, who tended to MACH-IV.
(New Thunderbolts#12) - The Thunderbolts attacked one of Purple Man's strongholds and faced off against controlled heroes Firestar, Justice, and Doctor Spectrum. Back to base, after seeing Joystick return from a mission, the team strategized. Blizzard was soon sent to blanket the city in ice to protect civilians while the others attacked Purple Man directly.
(New Thunderbolts#14 (fb) - BTS) - Songbird took over as leader of the Thunderbolts, and she fired Blizzard outright. Blizzard began drinking every night at the Big Apple strip club.
(New Thunderbolts#14) - The Fixer and MACH-IV arrived at the Big Apple wanting to recruit Blizzard to help save the world, and he promised to upgrade Blizzard's suit.
(New Thunderbolts#15) - MACH-IV watched as Fixer upgraded Blizzard's suit, which took the form of a new costume.
(New Thunderbolts#16) - Blizzard went with MACH-IV to the Wiley Institute for Debilitative Mental Health, where they sought out Darkling, then used his powers to access the Darkforce Dimension.
(New Thunderbolts#17 (fb) - BTS) - In the Darkforce Dimension, Blizzard and the others found the missing Blackout (Marcus Daniels).
(New Thunderbolts#17) - Blizzard kept pouring ice on Blackout to stop his powers from acting up.
(New Thunderbolts#18) - Blizzard, MACH-IV, and Fixer met with their leader, Baron Zemo, and new operative Man-Killer, and they prepared to put Zemo's plans in motion.
(Thunderbolts I#100) - Using two moonstones, Baron Zemo controlled Moonstone (Karla Sofen) in attacking the Thunderbolts. MACH-IV, Blizzard, Blackout, Man-Killer, and Fixer rushed in to stop her, but Zemo took over, saying he was playing psychological games with his old allies, who he hid within the Microverse. Toying with the Thunderbolts (now with new members Swordsman/Andreas von Strucker and Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond), Zemo ordered the teams to battle each other, and Nighthawk easily defeated Blizzard with a kick to the head, and later Songbird knocked MACH-IV into Blizzard. The battle ended after Zemo banished Photon into the Darkforce Dimension, though they saved Atlas' brother, Smuggler. The Thunderbolts were back together, and Zemo and Songbird formed a joint leadership, putting plans in place.
(Thunderbolts I#101) - Songbird apologized for firing Blizzard from the team, but she said she hoped it helped get him inspired to be a hero more easily now.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#533) - The Thunderbolts, including Blizzard, allied with Spider-Man and the Avengers in the pending Civil War.
(Thunderbolts I#103) - The Thunderbolts teamed up to defeat Quicksand, and Songbird commended Blizzard on his quick thinking during the battle. Later, they teamed up to apprehend the team of Beetles (Joaquim Robichaux, Elizabeth Vaughn, and Gary Quinn). Blizzard found himself having fun with the team.
(Thunderbolts I#104 (fb) - BTS) - Zemo began adding the captured villains to the Thunderbolts' expanding roster, and Songbird divided the team into field units.
(Thunderbolts I#104) - Blizzard was sent with Quicksand, Fixer, and Joystick to take down the U-Foes in Portland, Oregon, and the U-Foes were later added to the team as well. Blizzard and the others focused on training the new recruits.
(Thunderbolts I#106) - Zemo sent the main Thunderbolts team to Germany to secure a power source connected to the Universal Wellspring of Power. After they battled the ninjas protecting the Wellspring, the Thunderbolts were attacked by the Squadron Sinister (Doctor Spectrum/Alice Nugent, Hyperion/Zhib-Ran, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Speed Demon/Jim Sanders), and during the fight, Blizzard sparred with Nighthawk. With the Squadron Sinister defeated, Zemo seized the power of the Wellspring, but Joystick betrayed the team and dispersed the energy outward.
(Thunderbolts I#107) - Zemo's Thunderbolts team sparred with civilians powered by the Universal Wellspring, and manipulated by the Grandmaster. Blizzard and some of the others were restrained by Joystick, manipulating the energies, during the majority of the battle.
(Thunderbolts I#108) - The Wellspring drew upon the powers and abilities of all of the operatives there, including Blizzard, then Zemo used the powers to seemingly kill Grandmaster. Songbird stopped Zemo from keeping all of that power and it dissipated.
(Thunderbolts I#109 - BTS) - With his Blizzard suit ruined, the Commission on Superhuman Activities, who had taken charge of the Thunderbolts, decided to let him and other tech-based members go. Gill received a pardon in recognition for his recent activities and released him with a clean slate.
(Thunderbolts I#109) - Gill was surprised the CSA kept Swordsman around and disappointed that he never quite got it right to be a hero.
Before leaving a few days later Gill told Joystick that she would be transferred to the N-Zone prison while he was allowed to leave. He had no idea what he was going to do next and wished her luck.
(Infinity Heist#1 (fb) - BTS) - Blizzard adopted a new costume, then he and Whirlwind began planning a heist at the Wakandan National Bank. They waited two months for a shipment of gold and diamonds to come in.
(Infinity: Heist#1) - Blizzard and Whirlwind drank beers while waiting for the Avengers to leave their headquarters, then they attacaked the Wakandan Bank, where they battled armored guards. Inside, they found the Spymaster waiting for them in the vault, having already stolen the goods, but he invited them both to come to the Black Market Club that night. There, they traded insults with Constrictor and Firebrand before meeting with Spymaster, who hired both men, Firebrand, Titanium Man (secretly Captain Atlas), and Unicorn to steal from Iron Man. When he breathed in Terrigen Mists, Blizzard collapsed.
(Infinity: Heist#2 (fb) ) - Blizzard entered a coccoon and emerged with new powers and with blue skin and white hair.
(Infinity: Heist#2) - Blizzard woke up in Black Lodge hospital, with Firebrand, Unicorn, and Whirlwind in the room. Blizzard spent time learning about the history of the Inhumans, soon discovering he could now manipulate cold without his suit. Seeing the alien invasion happening in New York City, they agreed to take the job with Spymaster, understanding they would receive 20 million dollars each. As the criminals gathered, Whirlwind insulted Spymaster, who physically assaulted Whirlwind as Blizzard watched.
(Infinity: Heist#3) - Blizzard joined Whirlwind, Firebrand, Whiplash, and Unicorn attack Avengers Tower, finding Luke Cage, a White Tiger, Iron Patriot (James Rhodes), and the Human Torch (Johnny Storm) there. In the vault full of Iron Man armors, Whiplash turned on the others, under orders to kill them, but they stopped him, then Spymaster stole the armors and abandoned the others to face the heroes, and Blizzard discovered he could overload the Iron Patriot armor. Titanium Man teleported the villains out, but they landed among the Kree, learning Titanium Man was actually Captain Atlas.
(Infinity: Heist#4) - The villains were kept captive by the Kree and Spymaster, who planned to assassinate them, but Iron Man turned his stolen armors against the aliens and villains. During the fight, Blizzard realized he had the power, post-Terrigenesis, to power up or overload technology, and he did so against some of the Iron Man armors. After the battle was won Iron Man delivered Blizzard to a S.H.I.E.L.D. prison after the fight and they used imagery to make him believe he'd been taken to Attilan, where he believed he met the Royal Family (Black Bolt, Karnak, Lockjaw, Gorgon, Triton, Medusa, Crystal).
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Starbrand and Nightmask#1 (fb) - BTS) - Blizzard escaped from custody and wanted revenge on Iron Man. Hearing the hero was in China, he headed there to find him.
(Starbrand and Nightmask#1) - Blizzard froze the Great Wall of China before Nightmask and Starbrand attacked, and they easily defeated Blizzard by changing his ice into rocks, which crushed Blizzard. Soon Roberto Da Costa and S.P.E.A.R. arrived to arrest him.
(Starbrand and Nightmask#2) - Blizzard was possessed by the entity Entropy, who forced Blizzard to battle Starbrand and Nightmask again alongside Graviton (possessed by the entity Gravitation) and Nitro (possessed by the entity Explosion). The heroes took the fight to the North Pole, where the villains were frozen in amber and then turned over to S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Starbrand and Nightmask#3 (fb) - BTS) - Blizzard and the others escaped from S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.
(Starbrand and Nightmask#3) - Their powers amplified by the entities who possessed them, Blizzard, Graviton, and Nitro attacked Starbrand, while Nightmask confronted the entities themselves. Blizzard ended up impaling Starbrand through the chest with an ice structure.
(Starbrand and Nightmask#4) - Nightmask severed the bonds of the entities to the villains, and Blizzard was in control of his own actions again. Disoriented and with no memories of recent events, Blizzard joined Graviton and Nitro in battling the healed Starbrand. The villains were soon defeated with S.H.I.E.L.D. sedation collars, putting them to sleep.
(Captain America: Sam Wilson#8 (fb) - BTS) - Blizzard was placed into Pleasant Hill prison, where he had his identity overwritten by Kobik. Eventually, the memories of the villains imprisoned there were returned.
(Captain America: Sam Wilson#8) - In Pleasant Hill, Blizzard stood with Shockwave, Whiplash, and Scorcher against Captain America (Sam Wilson), Steve Rogers, MACH-V, and Winter Soldier. In time, Rogers knocked Blizzard out.
(Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega#1) - In the fight at Pleasant Hill, Blizzard was defeated by Synapse.
(Iron Man VI#4 (fb) - BTS) - Needed for his knowledge of electrical currents, Blizzard was recruited by Korvac, a robot who filled Blizzard's head with messianic messages. Blizzard served Korvac alongside Controller and Unicorn.
(Iron Man VI#3) - In Kansas, Blizzard witnessed Korvac use Iron Man's resources to harvest lightning to power him up. Blizzard and the others briefly battled Iron Man and Hellcat.
(Iron Man VI#4) - Blizzard saw Korvac capture James Rhodes, then they located the ship Taa II, from which Korvac planned to drain the energy of the planet.
(Iron Man VI#5) - Blizzard and the others prepared to take Korvac into space.
(Iron Man VI#6) - Blizzard prepared the ship to go into space. When James Rhodes escaped, Korvac sent his ally Guardsman after him.
(Iron Man VI#7) - Knowing Iron Man was pursuing them in space, Blizzard questioned Korvac, who punished Blizzard in response.
(Iron Man VI#9) - Blizzard helped Korvac find the Human Torch (Jim Hammond) on a remote moon. Korvac rebuilt Hammond, but Hammond turned against him and was disabled.
(Iron Man VI#12) - Blizzard joined the others aboard Taa II, where they ended up fighting Iron Man and Avro-X, and they attacked, killing Avro-X and wounding Iron Man, though Iron Man ripped Korvac's arm off first. Iron Man's allies (Misty Knight, Halcyon, Gargoyle, Hellcat, Frog-Man, Scarlet Spider, War Machine) arrived, opening fire on Blizzard and the others.
(Iron Man VI#13) - Blizzard and the others accompanied Korvac as he teleported to a new part of the ship. Blizzard soon fought with War Machine, Halcyon, and Frog-Man, but he was easily defeated.
Comments: Created by David Michelinie, Mark Bright and Bob Layton.
According to Blizzard's profile the Blizzard seen in Civil War I#6-7 (December, 2006 - January, 2007) was a holographic hard-light audio-visual projection created by the Fixer. The Blizzard seen in Thunderbolts I#156 (June, 2011) was a new unidentified Blizzard.
Profile by Chadman.
Blizzard has no known connections to:
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Infinity: Heist#4, p15, pan4 (post-Terrigenesis)
Iron Man I#240, p7, pan2 (face)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#1, p29, pan1 (original costume)
Thunderbolts I#35, p16, pan1 (new costume)
New Warriors II#9, p8, pan3 (in new costume vs. Nova)
Iron Man III#41, p20, pan1 (on ice slide)
Agent X#6, p8, pan1 (fighting Agent X)
She-Hulk I#1, p19, pan2 (with cryo-gun)
New Thunderbolts#6, p8, pan4 (with Thunderbolts)
New Thunderbolts#15, p11, pan4 (Fixer-upgrade)
Starbrand and Nightmask#1, p2, pan1 (new costme)
Iron Man VI#12, p15, pan1 (black costume)
Iron Man I#223-224 (October-November, 1987) - David Michelinie (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Bob Layton (writer/inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Iron Man I#238 (January, 1989) - David Michelinie (writer), Jackson Guice (penciler), Bob Yalton (writer/inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Iron Man I#239 (February, 1989) - David Michelinie (writer), Jackson Guice (penciler), Bob Layton (writer/inker), Don Hudson (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Iron Man I#240 (March, 1989) - David Michelinie (writer), Jackson Guice (penciler), Bob Yalton (writer/inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#1 (July, 1989) - Peter Sanderson (writer), Josef Rubinstein (penciler), Andy Yachus (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Iron Man Annual I#10/2 (August, 1989) - David Wohl (writer), Jackson Guice, Gene Colan, John Byrne, Keith Pollard, Bob Layton (artists), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue#1 (1991) - Rob Tokar (writer), Bobie Chase (editor)
Iron Man I#285 (October, 1992) - Len Kaminski (writer), Kevin Hopgood (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Iron Man I#286 (November, 1992) - Len Kaminski (writer), Kevin Hopgood (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Captain America I#411-413 (January-March, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#414 (April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins, MC Wyman (pencilers), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk I#59 (January, 1994) - Len Kaminski, Scott Benson (writers), Pat Olliffe (penciler), Steve Montano (inker), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
Thunderbolts I#26 (May, 1999) - Joe Casey (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#35 (February, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Greg Adams (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#36 (March, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Warriors II#9 (June, 2000) - Jay Faerber (writer), Jamal Igle (penciler), Walden Wong (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Iron Man III#41 (June, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Kieron Grant (penciler), Rob Stull (inker), Andrew Lis (editor)
Agent X#6 (February, 2003) - Gail Simone (writer), Alvin Lee (penciler), Udon Studios (inker), Andrew Lis (editor)
She-Hulk I#1 (May, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (penciler), Marcelo Sosa (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#1-6 (January-May, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek (writers), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#7 (June, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek (writers), Bill Sienkiewicz, Tom Grummett (pencilers), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#8 (July, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek (writers), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#9 (August, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Cliff Richards (penciler), Karl Kesel (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#10, 12, 14 (September, November-December, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#15 (January, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#2 (February, 2006) - various writers, Jeff Youngquist (editor)
New Thunderbolts#16 (February, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#17-18 (March-April, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#100 (May, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#101 (June, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), David Ross (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Molly Lazer (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#533 (August, 2006) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Ron Garney (penciler), Bill Reinhold (inker), Michael O'Connor (editor)
Thunderbolts I#103-104 (August-September, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#106 (November, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#107 (December, 2006) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#108-109 (January-February, 2007) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#2 (May, 2008) - various writers, Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Infinity: Heist#1-2 (November-December, 2013) - Frank Tieri (writer), Al Barrionuevo (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Infinity: Heist#3 (January, 2014) - Frank Tieri (writer), Al Barrionuevo & Pat Olliffe (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Infinity: Heist#4 (February, 2014) - Frank Tieri (writer), Al Barrionuevo, Ramon Bachs, Neil Edwards & Horacio Domingues (penciler), Ramon Bachs, Neil Edwards & Horacio Domingues (inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Starbrand and Nightmask#1-3 (February-April, 2016) - Greg Weisman (writer), Dominike Stanton (artist), Katie Kubert (editor)
Starbrand and Nightmask#4 (April, 2016) - Greg Weisman (writer), Dominike Stanton (artist), Katie Kubert (editor)
Captain America: Sam Wilson#8 (June, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Paul Renaud (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega#1 (June, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Daniel Acuna, Angel Unzueta (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Venom: Lethal Protector II#5 (July, 2022) - David Michelinie (writer), Ivan Fiorelli (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Iron Man VI#1-7 (November, 2020 - May, 2021) - Christopher Cantwell (writer), CAFU (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Iron Man VI#8-9 (June-July, 2021) - Christopher Cantwell (writer), Angel Unzueta (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Iron Man VI#13 (December, 2021) - Christopher Cantwell (writer), CAFU (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 07/14/2020
Last updated: 04/25/2023
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