Minister Blizzard

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Minister Blizzard
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Wonder Woman vol. 1 #29 (1944)
Created by William Moulton Marston
In-story information
Alter ego Prime Minister Blizzard
Abilities Uses weapons to control ice and snow

Minister Blizzard is a fictional ice-powered villain who has battled Wonder Woman.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Golden Age[edit]

Professor Chemico of Holliday College creates a climate changing machine which can make hot and cold climates. He plans to use the machine to make the North Pole into a warm fertile area. Queen Snowina of Iceberg-Land learns about the invention and fears the machine will melt her people and their civilization. Her advisor Prime Minister Blizzard convinces Snowina to steal the invention.

Minister Blizzard steals the climate changing machine from Chemico and the Holliday Girls, trapping them in a block of ice. While Wonder Woman rescues the girls, Blizzard uses the machine to create a giant glacier to threaten New York. When Snowina discovers his plan, Blizzard captures her and sends the glacier against New York, using the Holliday Girls as hostages to prevent a counterattack. Wonder Woman manages to stop him and then makes peace with Snowina while Blizzard is taken into custody.[1]

Silver Age[edit]

Minister Blizzard appears next in Wonder Woman #162. While walking in Manhattan with Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman suddenly finds that the city has been iced over by a weapon created by Minister Blizzard. Blizzard captures Wonder Woman with her own lasso and begins to carry out his plan to steal Manhattan Island. Wonder Woman is able to create a diversion and cause Blizzard to drop her lasso. Wonder Woman then escapes, rescues Steve, and destroys Blizzard's forces.[2]

Minister Blizzard later joins a group of other ice-powered villains. Minister Blizzard, Icicle and Captain Cold joined together in a foray to freeze a small South American country. By creating a miniature "Ice Age" in Ecuador, the three villains distracted the Justice League long enough to stage a crime spree in Gotham City. The capture of the three villains by the Earth-1 counterparts of Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Arrow, and Black Canary failed to end the trouble in Ecuador, leading to the true mastermind who had hired the three cold-based criminals: Shadow Thief.[3]

Post-Crisis[edit]

Minister Blizzard was revived in the post-Crisis continuity, he is described as "a radical environmentalist bent on invoking another Ice Age." He also teams up with other Wonder Woman adversaries such as Circe, Hercules, Cheetah, Silver Swan, Giganta, and Angle Man.[4]

The New 52[edit]

In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. In this new timeline, Minister Blizzard once controlled religious fanatics. He was at one point an enemy of the Amazon Myrina Black.[5]

DC Rebirth[edit]

In DC Rebirth, Minister Blizzard attacked billionaire Barry O'Neill during Gotham City's winter celebration. He claimed to be prime minister of an Ice Kingdom, and had sent O'Neill letters of warning not to create a fake winter town. Minister Blizzard was swiftly defeated by Batman.[6]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Minister Blizzard uses a climate-changing machine and an ice gun which he uses to control ice and snow.

Other versions[edit]

Justice League Adventures[edit]

Based in the DC animated universe, Minister Blizzard is part of a group of ice-themed villains called the "Cold Warriors" which also consisted of Captain Cold, Cryonic Man, Icicle, Killer Frost, Mr. Freeze, Polar Lord, and Snowman. He and the rest of the Cold Warriors tried to overthrow a small African nation only to be thwarted by the Justice League.[7]

Super Friends[edit]

Based in the Super Friends universe, Minister Blizzard is part of a group of ice-themed villains called the "Ice Pack" which consisted of Blue Snowman, Captain Cold, Icicle, Killer Frost, Mr. Freeze. He and the Ice Pack encased a city in ice and snow until they are defeated by the Super Friends.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wonder Woman #29 (1944)
  2. ^ Wonder Woman #162
  3. ^ Justice League of America #139
  4. ^ Wonder Woman Annual (vol. 3) #1
  5. ^ Justice League #42 (July 2015)
  6. ^ Batman Annual #1 (Jan 2017)
  7. ^ Justice League Adventures #12 (December 2002)
  8. ^ DC Super Friends #16 (August 2009)

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