Over the course of sixty days, DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee has been drawing characters from the DC Universe and donating the proceeds from their sales. Several of these characters have been villains from Batman’s rogues gallery, and Lee’s latest sketch once again pulls from that roster.
Lee has posted a sketch of the cryogenic villain, Mister Freeze, on eBay. The image shows Freeze looking up as snow falls, with the shadow of the Dark Knight advancing on him. The only splash of color in the photo comes from Freeze’s blood-red protective goggles. At the time of writing, the sketch has a price tag of $6,100.
Mister Freeze first appeared in Batman #121, originally named “Mister Zero.” His backstory was radically revamped in Batman: The Animated Series, in which he suffered a horrific accident that forced him to live in sub-zero temperatures. Unlike many other villains, Freeze has a sympathetic side, as he attempts to seek a cure for his terminally ill wife Nora.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the BINC (Book Industry Charitable Foundation). The BINC is currently raising money through various initiatives to support comic book shops who are affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Lee will be drawing sixty characters over the course of sixty days.
Jim Lee's latest charity sketch in support of comic book shops brings the icy Batman villain, Mister Freeze, to life.