By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
All right, stop! Collaborate and listen. Ice is back with a brand new invention. Something grabs a hold of me tightly.
Will it ever stop? Yo, I don’t know. Turn off the lights and I’ll glow. To the extreme, I rock a mic like a vandal. Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.
– Vanilla Ice
Now, that song is gonna go through your head all day. Here’s another one:
Oh, the weather outside is frightful! (Or as frightful as it gets in West Hollywood. I have better chances of getting struck by an ice queen than an ice storm!)
With the holiday season here and the rest of the country being covered in ice and snow, it’s hard not to think of The X-men‘s Iceman. Especially since he is the only super hero to my knowledge that resembled a snowman at one point. Minus the button nose and two eyes made out of coal, natch. (Although, I heard he has a carrot fetish.)
I have always liked Iceman. Not because of The X-men, though. I fell in love with Iceman on the old Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Saturday morning cartoon. In that show, Spidey fought crime alongside his two besties, Bobby Drake (aka Iceman) and Anjelica Jones (aka Firestar), who was created for the show but surfaced in the Marvel U, even joining the Avengers at one point. He was so cool with his ice bridges and his ice columns and his… ice bridges? Okay, so maybe it’s not that exciting, but the synthesized sound effects when he used his powers were pretty cool.
Since we have no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it… Ice?
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!