Jack Frost

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Asgardian Frost giant mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Affiliations: Silver Age Liberty Legion

Enemies: Silver Age Iron Cross

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Golden Age New York; Silver Age (W.W.II) Times Tower, NYC, currently trapped inside an ice worm in the Arctic

First Appearance: U.S.A. Comics #1 (Timely, August 1941)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Able to generate freezing temperatures to generate snow and ice.

History: (U.S.A. Comics #1-4, g.a.) As far back as he recalled, the being known as Jack Frost had always lived in the Arctic. Around World War II, he encountered humans for what he claimed was the first time, when he found a prospector dying from a gunshot wound. Wishing to avenge the man's death, he headed south, ending up in New York, where his powers and innate sense of justice led him to pursue a career as a vigilante.

(Marvel Premiere #29, Invaders I #6, Marvel Premiere #30, Invaders I #7) Jack Frost joined several fellow heroes in forming the Liberty Legion, first to free the brainwashed hero group the Invaders, and then, having decided to stay together, to defend the American homefront against Fifth Columnists.

(Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1, Marvel Two-in-One #20) The Liberty Legion teamed up with the Thing, a time-travelling hero from the future, and battled several Nazi villains attacking New York.

(Invaders I #35-38) The Liberty Legion joined the Invaders in battling the armoured German superhuman Iron Cross.

(Captain America I #384) In 1946 Jack Frost returned to the Arctic in search of his origins. He was attacked by a giant ice worm, which swallowed him, and while in its stomach, he froze both it and himself, placing them in suspended animation. Awoken in the current day by his former ally Captain America, they shared a brief adventure before he was once again swallowed. Afterwards, Captain America's ally Thor suggested that Jack Frost might be a "dwarf" Frost Giant he had once heard of.

Comments: I'm lacking an image of this guy from his original Golden Age appearances, so if anyone out there can help provide one (not his Silver Age appearances - I can sort that myself), it'd be appreciated.

Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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