Iceberg was the opposite of Snow Job, accessory-wise. Where the Joe team’s first arctic trooper came equipped with snow traveling gear, Iceberg has nothing. Not even a pair of snow shoes.
He did get a rifle, and a handily colored white one at that. I’ve often wondered why Snow Job didn’t get a white rifle, or at least one wrapped in some sort of camo, like Recondo’s.
Where Snow Job looks like he could be a simple ski bum as much as a military arctic specialist, Iceberg is outfitted like he’s going to hang out with Shackleton. He is absolutely bundled up. I bet his mother would be so proud.
His colors are appropriate without being gaudy. The outer vest could have been any color, but the ice blue looks nice and makes a lot of sense in a snow covered environment. A green or brown outfit would scream “Shoot me!” against a snow field.
Iceberg is most memorable to me for being in one of the weirdest Sunbow cartoon episodes. Seeing a man turned into a killer whale is not something you’d expect to see watching after school cartoons. A bit of very freaky nightmare fuel for a young mind. Gotta love Sunbow.