An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel
It is once again White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. Today I would like to share with you Emma Frost’s profile from the original Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. We’ve seen what Steve Rogers had to say about the White Queen as a hero in his assessment and follow-up, but these pages offer a less opinionated and more thorough exploration of Emma’s history and powers when she was still a villain with the Hellfire Club.
I’m pretty sure Emma’s profile picture is drawn by Mark Beachum and I love it. Here she exudes a glamorous brand of old school Hollywood sensuality, serving us Marilyn Monroe. It’s interesting to note that Emma amassed most of her enormous personal fortune in the transportation and electronics industries as CEO of Frost International.
Speaking of electronics, one little known and rarely mentioned fact about Emma is that she is an electronics genius, having designed and built various devices to amplify mental abilities like the one used by Jason Wyngarde to project his illusions directly into the mind of Jean Grey before she became the Dark Phoenix and the gun that Emma used to swap minds and bodies with Storm.
These pages contain lots more interesting nuggets of information about Emma’s rise to power within the infamous Hellfire Club and her attempts to recruit young mutants like Firestar and Kitty Pryde, so I encourage you to click on the images to make them bigger and read all the rest for yourself!
Here is the entry for the Hellfire Club as an organization which includes brief biographies of the Black King Sebastian Shaw, the Black Queen Selene and many other noteworthy Hellfire Club members and associates.
That’s all for this White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. Until next week…