FIRE AND ICE – New Dynamite Entertainment Comics Expand 80’s Fantasy

Fire and Ice is a classic animated fantasy film from 1983. New comic books that will expand the story are on the way.
Teegra, Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice is an animated film from creators Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta. The fantasy world they created is expanding with new comic books from Dynamite Entertainment, coming soon.

The original Fire and Ice movie came out in 1983. Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta created the world together. Bakshi also served as director, and Frank Frazetta was a producer on the project. Comic book legends Gerry Conway (co-creator of The Punisher) and Roy Thomas (famed Conan the Barbarian writer) came together to write the script.


The original Fire and Ice movie followed the conflict between the lava kingdom of Firekeep and the frozen armies of Icepeak. Juliana and her evil son Nekron rule Icepeak with blizzard magic, and they are sending a glacier across the land in order to expand their territory. King Jarol, his daughter Teegra and his son Prince Taro engage their cold-hearted enemies in an epic battle of magic and might.


Fire and Ice, Darkwolf, Teegra, Dynamite Entertainment
Credit: Dynamite Entertainment & Cover Artist Joseph Michael Linsner

Last year, in celebration of the 40th anniversary, Dynamite Entertainment began publishing new Fire and Ice comic books. The flagship series is also titled simply “Fire and Ice” and began publication in August 2023. It is unclear if this is an ongoing series or a miniseries. In addition to the key Fire and Ice comic book, there is an upcoming single issue story focused on the beautiful badass, Princess Teegra.

Fire and Ice #4 by writer Bill Willingham is available for purchase on Feb 7, 2024. The first three issues are available now. Leonardo Marco is the talented illustrator on this book, and this creative team is adding layer upon wonderful layer to this fantasy franchise. Fire and Ice explores the lives and backstories of major characters from the film, honoring the legacy while adding new dimensions to the story.

What if the evil ice wizard Nekron had an older brother who was the rightful heir to the throne? Might the villainous tyrant manipulate his own family for selfish gains? What if the subhuman armies of Nekron were once a proud warrior race before their enslavement? What were the warriors Darkwolf and Larn up to in the years preceding the events of the film? The Fire and Ice comic book series answers all of these thrilling questions and more. Check out the official synopsis for the upcoming 4th issue below.

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Even as she is transferring her powers to Prince Nekron, the grief-maddened sorceress Juliana casts one final spell to resurrect her firstborn son, Kaledan – who is about to discover that getting brought back to life isn’t as enjoyable as one might think. Meanwhile, having fought off the subhuman raiders, the Queen of Firekeep adds the warrior boy Larn to her expedition – now they just have to make it across a jungle overrun with enemy warriors and their tame monsters!

– Per Dynamite Entertainment


Fire and Ice #5 has not been officially announced yet and does not have a release date. The issue is not mentioned in Dynamite Entertainment’s March solicitations. It may be revealed in the April solicitations, which have not been released at the time of writing. Regardless, before Fire and Ice #5 arrives, the universe will continue to grow with a new standalone issue.

Fire and Ice: Teegra #1 is a comic book one-shot illustrated that will be published on Feb. 28, 2024. Writer Bill Willingham and artist Gabriele Di Caro continue to flesh out the magical world of Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta with this special 40 page issue. Princess Teegra’s eligibility for marriage is a major plot point in the original tale, and that thread will be explored further in this prequel comic. Check out the official synopsis below.

When you go to war against the dark forces of the frozen north, there are some things you can’t do without – like warriors, weapons, and the will to fight. You also need strong allies if you want to have any hope of victory. But how do you cement the kind of alliances that help to win wars?

Well, if you have a daughter of marriageable age, a strategic betrothal might be a good way to go. And that’s just what King Jarol of Firekeep has in mind for his beautiful, headstrong daughter, Teegra. But what happens when the eligible princes of many kingdoms line up to compete for fair Teegra’s hand, only to find that the promised princess is suddenly nowhere to be found?

About Fire and Ice (Comic Series)

Juliana, Fire and Ice
Credit: Dynamite Entertainment & Cover Artist Joseph Michael Linsner

Written By: Bill Willingham; Based on the film by Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta
Artwork: Leonardo Manco
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: Aug. 19, 1983 (Issue #1); Feb. 7, 2024 (Issue #4)

About: A FANTASY CLASSIC RETURNS TO LIFE WITH AN ALL-NEW PREQUEL SERIES! More than four decades ago, two iconic creators came together to bring to the silver screen an amazing new world of magic and adventure. In their classic animated film Fire and Ice, legendary artist FRANK FRAZETTA and famed director RALPH BAKSHI crafted a unique vision of beauty and danger, of good versus evil, all cast against a hypnotic backdrop of savage prehistoric splendor. Now, at long last, this timeless vision is expanding into comics with the first new story to revisit Frazetta and Bakshi’s remarkable realm since 1982!

Before the fire waned and the ice spread across the world…before Teegra met Larn…before everything you know about the unforgettable animated movie came to be, there were the before times – times when evil might still be blunted, times when innocence was not yet lost. In Fire and Ice #1, acclaimed comics writer BILL WILLINGHAM (Fables, Legenderry) joins forces with artist LEONARDO MANCO (Hellstorm: Prince of Lies, Blaze of Glory) – making his triumphant return to comics – and a new legend is about to be born!

Are you excited about the upcoming Fire and Ice comic books? Let us know your thoughts on social media, and thanks for reading! We are always watching.

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Source: Dynamite Entertainment


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