After a number of one-shots and limited series, the first ongoing title, written by Sina Grace with art by Alessandro Vitti, debuted on June 2017.
Fresh off his stint in the Extraordinary X-Men, Bobby Drake explores his new identity as an out gay man and what it means to be an Omega-level mutant. Written by Sina Grace with art by Alessandro Vitti.
This page details several Iceman series, for the character Iceman himself, see here.
Iceman provides examples of:
- Archnemesis Dad: Oblivion to Marge Smith, who's actually his daughter Mirage.
- Big Bad: Oblivion, the Cosmic Entity trying to hunt down his "daughter", Mirage.
- Informed Judaism: Bobby mentions that he's attended Hebrew school, the Jewish equivalent of Sunday school.Bobby Drake: My dad's Irish-Catholic, my mom's Jewish. I was the only kid in Hebrew school who got off for St. Patrick's Day!Bobby Drake: Anyway... the Catholic kids used to ride me for being Jewish... the Jewish kids used to ride me for being Catholic... and that wasn't even my big problem!
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: White Light can make humans forget they ever saw him.
- You Have Failed Me: Oblivion imprisons - or possibly annihilates - White Light and The Idiot when they fail to retrieve Marge.
- Greater-Scope Villain: At one point a phone call reveals that Weiss is working for X-Men villain Sublime.
- Human Resources: Weiss and the Winterbrand Corporation are using grafts from mutants to bestow their powers on humans. However, the process only works on human children.
- Professor Guinea Pig: When all else fails, Weiss uses himself as the test subject for an unstable adult graft, granting Self-Made Superpowers, so that he can confront Bobby directly.
- Retired Badass: Elderly Hong Kong resident Chin Hsi used to be a warrior monk, the mystic superhero Foe-Dog. When Bobby gets into trouble Chin Hsi finds that the power hasn't left him and helps Iceman fight against Winterbrand.
- Fantastic Racism: A key theme in the story. Bobby mentions that many mutants commit suicide when they're discovered, his girlfriend Judy calls him a freak and a mob gathers outside when he's in police custody.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Bobby freezes himself into a swimming pool when his powers first manifest. He masters the basics quickly after that, but there's still some subtle Power Incontinence going on.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Professor X removes everyone's memories of Bobby's mutant powers.
- Momma's Boy: Discussed. The young Cyclops, in a Jerkass moment, calls Bobby a "mama's boy" when he says he doesn't want to leave his parents - although it's implied that one of his concerns is leaving them alone to face the consequences after he's been outed as a mutant and broken out of jail. This is before Xavier suggests Laser-Guided Amnesia as a solution, though.
- Mugging the Monster: Beasley and his gang try to harass Bobby and assault Judy. Bobby simply freezes him in a block of ice, and the others flee. Unfortunately, revealing his powers has consequences for Bobby's life and family.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Downplayed, but Bobby's father is initially fiercely protective of his mutant son. After Xavier wipes his memories and he rediscovers that Bobby's a mutant in later stories, his view is far less positive.
- Power Incontinence: Bobby learns how to use his powers quickly, but even after his initial learning curve, the temperature around him drops noticeably when he’s feeling threatened.
- Kaiju: Goom, the Thing from Planet X, is a huge vaguely humanoid creature that rampages through New York. Basically, he's a Kaiju.
- Monster Is a Mommy: Once they realise that Goom can talk, the heroes discover that his rampage through New York is in search of his son Googam, who's gone missing from college.
- Take That Us: After Angel realises that he‘ll need more than wings to stop the rampaging Kaiju Goom. Iceman suggests razor-edged combat wings and Warren tells him just how ridiculous that would be.
- The Bus Came Back: The reunion of the original Champions. While all the heroes, save for Johnny Blaze, had been active, this team was more or less seen as a joke and ignored, especially with the teenage team formed by Kamala Khan doing well.
- Dude, Not Funny!: Subverted. Bobby tells Judah there's another him, and warns him not to make any smutty jokes about it, particularly because his younger self is underage.
- Forced Out of the Closet: When they are teenagers in the future (long story), Jean reads his mind and tells him he's gay, although it's in private. He calls her on it years later, when they are adults, claiming he thought he could get over it, but was proven wrong by a three-hundred-year-old version of himself from the future.