Personal Info:
Real Name: Professor Gregor Shapanka
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Hungary, Szombathely
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense Vol.1 45
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former employee of Justin Hammer, partner of Blacklash and Melter
Base Of Operations: New York City, New York
Grudges: Iron Man
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Ice Generation: The Blizzard wears a battlesuit containing micro circuited cryogenic units that enable him to project an intense cold, create snow, create sleet, create icicles, create ice-darts, encase people in a layer of frost or create an ice-slide beneath an opponent.
Body Armour: The Blizzard wears a suit of body armour that gives him some protection from physical attacks and a high degree of resistance to ice attacks.
Dr. Gregor Shapanka, an employee of Stark Industries, was conducting private research into a means for achieving physical immortality. He attempted to rob the private vault of Anthony Stark; head of Industries, in order to obtain microtransistor designs that Shapanka intended to sell to finance further research in his private project. However, Shapanka was unsuccessful in his theft; captured, he was brought before Stark, who fired him.
Subsequently, Shapanka created a suit that could generate intense cold, with which he hoped to slow his own aging process. Shapanka also began to use the suit and its abilities to commit crimes in order to amass wealth. The news media named this new criminal "Jack Frost," perhaps in recollection of the member of the Liberty Legion who could generate intense cold. Seeking vengeance on Stark, the new Jack Frost captured Stark's secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts, and his chauffeur, Harold "Happy" Hogan, and battled Stark's supposed bodyguard, Iron Man, who was secretly Stark himself. Iron Man defeated Jack Frost and thus saved his captives, and Shapanka was sent to prison.
Years later, Shapanka escaped prison and attacked Stark's Long Island industrial complex using a new, far more powerful cold-generating battlesuit and calling himself the Blizzard.