X-Men: Black: Emma Frost #1

Writer: Leah Williams, Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Before she was an X-Man, Emma Frost was White Queen of the Hellfire Club where she labored under the yolk of Sebastian Shaw, the Black King. Now she sets her sights on the club, determined to tear down the organization that wronged her...if she can convince the X-Men to help out. PLUS: Part 5 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 5, 2018

    X-Men Black may not have been a wholly successful endeavor, but these two stories means the grand scheme was definitely worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Tori B. Oct 31, 2018

    This is easily a must-read for any Emma fan or X-Men fans of previous iterations, it's both nostalgic and current in a way that's wonderfully balanced for a satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 2, 2018

    Definitely the strongest of the X-Men Black one-shots so far, and hopefully the beginning of a long career for an up-and-coming talent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Patrick Lagua Nov 3, 2018

    Bachalo and Williams tell a rollicking and satisfying story that, most importantly, understands the nuances and complexity of Emma Frost. Theres a lot here for Emma fans to enjoy. Whatever flaws the issue may have, and it has at least one, isnt anything inherently attributable to the issue itself, but rather to my expectations of what it should have done and where its end will lead for Emma in the future. I hope my fears on that score are unfounded, but only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Oct 31, 2018

    It's a short one-off, but 'Emma Frost' is a great story starring the White Queen. You do not have to be an Emma Frost fan to enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 31, 2018

    It can not be emphasized enough how essential this issue is for anyone with a soft spot for Emma, and its plenty enjoyable for everyone else as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 1, 2018

    Emma Frost is a wonderful look at the character and is the strongest entry in the X-Men: Black series. Despite the shaky art, it's a fun read, with an expected but satisfying twist in the end. As the only issue in the series to really bring something new to the mythos, this is a great issue for new readers and Emma Frost fans. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 4, 2018

    It's a mean-spirited first feature with a mostly incomprehensible chapter of Next Big Thing crossover as a second feature, making for a a mostly unsatisfying read. Read Full Review

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