This is somehow WORSE than Greg Land. Somehow. I can’t place my finger on it, besides the overs sized, disgustingly out of proportion cleavage/tit job Emma has. The face is dog ugly…everything si just UGH fucking fire whoever approved this, AND the artist!
I’ve never liked what Emma wears. It’s always so revealing and she self proclaims that the best thing she does is be a teacher!! WTF what kind of school did she teach at before becoming an x-man!! Don’t get me started on the physics of it all and the way she flaunts herself. I’m quite glad the new x-men comics show her with less of a bust and dialled it down a bit because it was getting ridiculous.
She taught teenage mutants how to become Super Villains (see: The Massachusetts Institute). Before that she was the co-owner/fco-founder of a burlesque club for Rich Mutants (see: The Hellfire Club) that eventually turned into some kind of secret society (see: The Inner Circle) so that’s why she’s dressed like a fucking prostitute since the age of 16.
Frankly, I say the only people who should ever be allowed to draw her are Chris Clairmont (he DID create her after all), John Casady, Phil Noto and Leinil Yu. John actually made her have some class and style, her costume in most of the video games that have come out in the last decade (including Avengers Alliance) are based around his run on Astonishing X-Men with Joss Whedon. Which is really the best X-Title since before Bendis took over all the X-Men books. As much as i love him, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Jim Lee Emma Frost I liked. And I’m a HUGE Jim Lee fan. grew up reading his run on X-Men, it was the first comic I remember ever buying as a kid because of his awesome art, but i don’t I’ve ever seen him draw Emma.
Everyone else who draws her is bad at it. Especially Kaare Andrews & Greg Land. I can’t decide who’s worse among the two. But I think I’d have to go with Kaare Andrews in this case, because at least Land can draw faces (even if it IS the same Pam Anderson face for EVERY woman).
Seriously, why the fuck do Marvel hire these people if they can’t draw for shit? I’ve seen five year old’s with better artistic talent. Literal five year old’s.
First off, I understand that Emma is supposed to be sexual, that’s the character, you know? All her past and everything she’s been through, the core of her character is that she is the typical bad Dominatrix/Stripperific trying to go good trope. I’m not gonna get into her character specifically or if I understand or not why she is being a “strong female figure” to so many young mutants in the institute. That’s an issue for another day haha But, focusing on her image and personality, I get that you can’t simply forget that and make her be a good girl, that wouldn’t be Emma at all and I guess it would be an offence to writing her character. But still, she is supposed to have class, to be sophisticated she’s supposed to have seen the world and be a total and complete snob about it and what most pencilers do with that is make her their own version of Stripperella and I can’t understand that. Actually, I do understand it but it is fucking LAZY.
John Cassiday did a good job, as you say, and there’s also other artists like Granov, Bianchi, Bachalo or Finch that know how to find a perfect balance between the sexuality of Emma Frost and her sophistication. Sadly, for every Bachalo there’s one Andrews or fucking Greg Land.
So, having said that, let’s do a little update ‘cause I finally finished reading Xenogenesis;
“Ou, I’m just gonna stand here and talk to you about this radiation thing that is very important while standing like a Playboy playmate in the middle of a gig”. Bonus: Storm’s boobs are bigger than her head.
“I need to give this people the knowledge of the local language so we can all communicate with the villagers. I know! I’ll transfer that by kissing them, even though I don’t really need to and there is no need related to my powers what so ever” -ok, this one is on Ellis and not only on Andrews, but still.
I don’t even know…
I can’t even… this is not even Cyclops, man! This is Logan. Plus, what’s going on with those hips? they are the size of a fucking watermelon.
Oh, the poor man’s dying, but at least he’s got Emma boobs to give him comfort.
And this is not distracting, like, at all…
EXTRA: Don’t even know how to catalogue this. The outfit, the hips, the boobs, the poses, i don’t know.
REMIX: Bulldog faces!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS BABY??
“I always listen to Logan. He’s wiser than you ever want to admit. You should know better.”
Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1
Don’t do it again, okay? It’s like catching a rerun of ‘Happy Days’ and seeing Ron Howard picking up hookers.