As long as she's not turned into a WiR to (misguidedly) further his development it's even close to acceptable.
I don't mind Utopia myself, not in comparison with SF at least. Which they are still associated with. And don't give up on the Russian hooker side-plot yet, it might get a good pay-off soon (UXM #522).
Some more MA news.
Talking Comics with Tim: Paul Tobin
O'Shea: In the Spider-Man Marvel Adventures universe, can you tease folks as to who you hope to feature prominently in the supporting cast--and where you're wanting to take that series in general?
Tobin: Sophia "Chat" Sanduval will remain important. Emma Frost will definitely be around, even as her reasons for being around change. A member of the Torino crime family is definitely going to be featured. Gwen gets romantic. There's a certain clawed mutant that I love writing. As to the direction I'm heading, I love working with what it means to be Spider-Man... the effect on Peter as a person, in his relationships, his life. And I also like to occasionally see those effects from different eyes. We're dealing with a time period shortly after Peter becomes Spider-Man, so a lot of it is new to him... he's having to make some rather pressure-filled decisions about putting on the suit, and just where it is that his responsibility ends.
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I completely agree the Emma's involvement with the Cabal and Dark X-Men were great for the character. She still just wasn't written well. Honestly. I thought the X-books were on a high going into Messiah Complex. But the revamp after was a mess to the point I almost dropped and her involvement in the Cabal kept me going.
I had handle the bland over complication though. Characters like Psylocke and now Bishop have gotten so messy, complicated, etc that it is impossible to come back from. You can come back from being bland. I just want it sooner rather than later.
My Canon > Your Canon
I saw this pic and it made me think of Emma as a zombie bride
Eww, it certainly seems like Frosty gone zombie, where's that from? Oo
God knows I think Fraction is mishandling Emma and, yes, the crying scenes are cringe-worthy. And yet it still beats her being a b**chy superhero Switzerland.
She's currently dating some nutjob whose motto is currently 'f**k off and bring it on' and she might actually get to the 616 Hall of Superheroes once she bites it. Oh noes!!!!!
"As if a man in a wheelchair wasn't enough, now I'm targeting old women." - Scott Summers, A+X #11
He's beyond his depth as a writer. He's done some good things and I enjoy the nods to the fans (giving Mindee the name Irma) but his stories are lacking substance.
Not to mention they should pair him with an artist that can draw an actual background. Between Land and the Dodson's it's more of moving around magnets than a comic book.