Friday, June 8, 2012

Heroines and Villainesses: I

This is a very cursory list of good girls and bad girls, some that fall in between, and others who got immortalized in plastic for whatever reason. The photos I've included are from figures in my personal collection; the photos are mine. When I can, the list will be expanded; this is just the basic first go of the Is. 

Heroines and Villainesses:
An Incomplete List, Including Other Characters with Action Figures

Carmen Ibanez (Starship Toopers motion picture)
• Created by: Edward Neumeier (screenplay) based on Robert A. Heinlein’s book
• Portrayed by: Denise Richards
• First appearance: Starship Troopers, 1997
• Super powers: no
• Alter ego: none
• Action figure: yes, by Galoob (1997)

Ice (American Gladiators tv series)
• Created by: Dan Carr and John Ferraro
• First appearance: season 2, 1990
• Super powers: no
• Alter ego: Lori Fetrick
• Action figure: yes, by Mattel (1991/2)

Ice (DC Comics)
• Created by: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire
• First appearance: Justice League International #12, April 1988
• Super powers: yes, meta-human
• Alter ego: Tora Olafsdotter
• Action figure: yes, by DC Direct in their JLI line (2009)

Icemaiden (DC Comics)
• Created by: E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon
• First appearance: Super Friends #9
• Super powers: yes, meta-human
• Alter ego: Sigrid Nansen
• Action figure: no

Ilia (and Ilia Probe) (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
• Created by: Gene Roddenberry
• First appearance: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979
• Portrayed by: Persis Khambatta
• Super powers: no
• Alter ego:
• Action figure: yes, the first by Mego for the movie, 2 versions (1979)

Impala (Marvel Comics)
• Created by: Mark Gruenwald and Rik Levins
• First appearance: Captain America #388
• Super powers: no
• Alter ego:
• Action figure: no

Indigo (DC Comics)
• Created by: Judd Winick and Alé Garza
• First appearance: Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #1, July 2003
• Super powers: no (robot)
• Alter ego: aka Brainiac 8
• Action figure: no

Indigo-1 (DC Comics)
• Created by: Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Scriver
• First appearance: Green Lantern vol. 4 #25, December 2007
• Super powers: yes, through her staff and Power Ring
• Alter ego: Iroque
• Action figure: yes, by DC Direct as part of the Blackest Night line, series 2 (2009)

Insect Queen (DC Comics)
• Created by: Otto Binder and George Papp (1st and 2nd); Kurt Busiek, Peter Vale and Jesus Merino (3rd); others
• First appearance: Superboy #124, October 1965; Superman #618, February 2006; others
• Super powers: yes, granted by a ring/scarab; yes (though not human)
• Alter ego: Lana Lang (1st)
• Action figure: no

Invisible Woman (Marvel Comics)
• Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
• First appearance: Fantastic Four #1
• Super powers: yes, induced (radiation)
• Alter ego: Susan Storm Richards, aka Invisible Girl
• Action figure: yes, several, the first (as Invisible Girl) by Mego (1978)

Ion (Marvel Comics)
• Created by: Tom DeFalco and Steve Ditko
• First appearance: Machine Man #15, June 1970
• Super powers: yes, induced (experiment gone wrong)
• Alter ego: Voletta Todd
• Action figure: no

Iron Maiden (Marvel Comics)
• Created by: Ralph Macchio and George Pérez
• First appearance: Marvel Fanfare #11, 1983
• Super powers: yes, from the suit
• Alter ego: Melina Vostokoff
• Action figure: no

Iron Maiden (Quake II video game)
• Created by: Activision
• First appearance: 1997
• Super powers:
• Alter ego:
• Action figure: yes, by ReSaurus (1999)

Isis (DC Comics)
• Created by: Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott, Richard Rosenbloom and Marc Richards
• First appearance: The Secrets of Isis tv series, 1975
• Portrayed by: Joanna Cameron
• Super powers: yes, through the amulet of Isis
• Alter ego: Andrea Thomas
• Action figure: yes, the first by Mego in their World’s Greatest Super Heroes line (1978)

Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5 tv series)
• Created by: J. Michael Stracynski
• Portrayed by: Claudia Christian
• First appearance: Babylon 5: In the Beginning, 1993
• Super powers: no
• Alter ego: none
• Action figure: yes, by Premiere Toys (1997)

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