A disturbing background on a fascinating character
Jun 29, 2005
Emma Frost, the White Queen has intrigued readers since she first appeared in X-Men. Strong, confident, and beautiful, she used her telepathy to get what she wanted. But it wasn't always so.
This graphic takes us back to the time Emma was a shy, brown haired, frumpy, flat chested school girl, full of fear and insecurity, with a horribly controlling family. Just how controlling that family is, in particular, her father, is revealed over the course of the graphic. The family bickering, backstabbing, and betrayal is worse than any `80's soap opera. As Emma gains her mental powers and confidence, it will be all she can do to survive.
Higher Learning collects Emma Frost #1-6 in digest form, and is perfect for teen readers. The writing is solid and the art is pretty decent. Some of the content makes it more suitable for older teens instead of younger ones, however. Because this book isn't mired in continuity, it can easily be enjoyed by long time comic readers or newcomers.
"Emma Frost: Higher Learning" is a digest-sized collection of the soap opera that was young Emma's life, long before she became the White Queen, a busty telepath, member of the Hellfire Club and frequent bane and occasional ally to the X-Men. Raised in extreme wealth by a selfish, domineering father and a largely vacant mother, Emma and her problematic siblings never had a normal life. A lack of friends at her private academy made life even worse. But then Emma started suffering headaches and nosebleeds, … more
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