Saturday, November 30, 2019

Justice League International - ICE!

Justice League International - Action Figures Series 01 - Ice - DC Direct 2009

Fire and Ice are two characters I know next to nothing about. I never read any Justice League books when I was young, let alone Justice League International. But when I got into toy collecting in my twenties, the official DC Direct message boards were overflowing with fans begging for action figures of the pair. There was also a fair amount of shipping going on, but as far as I can tell that was all just fanboy fantasy. Once I started reading about the characters, though, I became kind of obsessed. I love the theme of elemental opposites with coinciding temperaments. Ice is Tora Olafsdotter, a naive girl from a magic wielding tribe of Norsemen. There is some confusion with the character Icemaiden who debuted a decade prior. Apparently the JLI writers thought Icemaiden never had a fleshed-out history when they introduced Ice (who they intended to be the same character). But Icemaiden had a very detailed origin previously published which led to Ice being an (unintentionally) original character.

I really miss the days of DC Direct giving us obscure characters, the 2000s really were a special time for DC collectors.

Ice is sculpted by Tim Bruckner. 
He was definitely one of the superstars at DC Direct and was great at capturing a classic look in his work.

Time for some Comparison Pics!

Here is Ice with Fire (her review is coming next!)



  1. Never knew anything about Ice either. I'm a DC guy but she wasn't that big. Thanks for the post. Great photos and fun knowing her background. Thanks!

  2. Fire & Ice really look good together- very consistent stylization. I'm a big fan of all that old DC Direct stuff- had the Batman from this series on card for years. I really need to go back and read all that JLI stuff some day...