After Bobby turned him down, the two mutants got into a brief scuffle before the mob caught up with them.
The mob was stringing Scott and Bobby up to be hanged when Professor X used his telepathic abilities to erase their memories.
Iceman quickly befriended Beast, however, he remained self-conscious about being the youngest member of the group.
Bobby's rudimentary control of his abilities caused his appearance to be snowman-like, rather than the almost transparent ice version of his later years.Alongside the X-Men, he battled many foes including Magneto Bobby started dating the waitress Zelda, often going on double dates with Beast and his girlfriend, Vera Cantor.X-Men (Xavier Institute member), founding member); formerly Murder Circus (brainwashed), Excelsiors (squad leader), The Twelve, X-Factor/X-Terminators (founding member), Chosen (Dualers), Secret Defenders, Defenders, Champions (founder)Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York; formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, X-Haven, Limbo (formerly Salem Center, Westchester County, New York); Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California; Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, California; Ship; X-Factor Complex, New York City, New York; Defenders Mansion, Rocky Mountains, Colorado; Champions Headquarters, Los Angeles, California My name is Robert Drake. The mob broke into the Drake household and overpowered them. I've stood side by side with the toughest, most powerful heroes in the known universe and always held my own. Believing Bobby to be a dangerous mutant, the people of his town, Fort Washington, organized a lynch mob.When the X-Men joined together against Mesmero and a robot Magneto, After it was revealed that Professor Xavier lied to his students, having faked his death, Bobby angrily quit the team. After witnessing the kidnapping of Gwen Stacy, Bobby briefly battled Spider-Man until they realized it was a misunderstanding.
After hearing his former teammates were in trouble, Bobby traveled to the Savage Land where he stumbled into a conflict between Sauron and Magneto. The duo rescued Robbie Robertson from corrupt politician, Sam Bullit.
Bobby was among the original X-Men captured by Krakoa, which led to the formation of a new incarnation of X-Men.
Bobby went-off to college at UCLA, where he eventually earned his CPA accreditation.
The Hulk and Angel were also captured and taken to the Sentinel Space Station, where the Hulk broke free and tore Master Mold into pieces.
Later, Professor X called on Iceman to help in the rescue of the friends and family of the X-Men from Arcade's henchman Miss Locke.
Later, Bobby was attacked by the Human Torch who was convinced he had been attacked earlier by Bobby.