Boyle was Victor Fries' employer and CEO at GothCorp cryogenics lab. When Ferris learnt that Victor was using the CC100 cryotube to freeze his wife Nora, knowing that it was costing him millions to run the project, he ordered it shut down. Victor tried to fight them off, but ended being engulfed up in a coolant blast — transforming him into Mr. Freeze.

A year later, executives at GothCorp were being mysteriously frozen to death, and Ferris discovers Freeze in the old cryo lab where Nora was being kept so that Ferris could use her to gain a profit. Batman showed up when Victor started freezing Boyle, and when Victor accidentally blasted Nora's capsule whilst firing his freezing ray at Batman, supposedly killing her (although she survived), he froze Ferris to death in a fit of rage.