Artist Didi-Esmeralda recently showed off their Christmas themed pinup of X-Men foe turned member turned antagonist Emma Frost.
Emma Frost was originally created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and first appeared in X-Men #129 back in 1980.
In her first appearance, she is shown as the head mistress of the Massachusetts Academy and is competing with the X-Men to recruit Kitty Pryde.
However, Kitty Pryde quickly becomes a secondary target as the capture of the X-Men takes priority. She first attempts to keep her hands clean by sending in three of the Hellfire Club’s armored units to subdue the Wolverine, Storm, and Colossus.
The X-Men prove to be too much for the armored units and she has to step in herself. She easily subdues all three of the X-Men at once with a telepathic assault that knocks them unconscious.
Not only would Frost capture Storm, Wolverine, and Colossus, but she would also capture Charles Xavier.
She would go on to torture Storm attempting to turn her into a mindless vegetable.
Fortunately, Jean Grey as the Phoenix would arrive and a telepathic battle between the two would erupt. Frost, knowing that she was overmatched, would channel all of her powers into a deadly psi-bolt.
The attack failed to defeat Jean Grey as she and Storm would still be standing despite the entire building around them had been completely destroyed. At the time it was implied that Frost might have perished in the destruction.
However, Frost would survive the destruction of the building and would resurface by showing just how powerful her telepathic powers are. She would take control of Storm’s body and gain her abilities while placing Storm in her body.
While in her early stories, Frost would play villain and antagonist to the X-Men as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, she would eventually join the X-Men and even became the Head Administrator of Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters.
As Head Administrator she would be instrumental in guiding the new Generation X team.
She would eventually undergo a second mutation that grants her the ability to transform her body organic diamond making her near indestructible.
Not only would she undergo this second mutation, but she would also become one of the core members of the X-Men and engage in an intimate relationship with Cyclops during Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men run.
More recently, Emma Frost became a member of the Quiet Council of the mutant nation of Krakoa.
Frost also controls the Hellfire Corporation and serves as an ambassador for Krakoa.
Xavier explained her role, “We need you to be the face of our legitimate trade with the nations of the world, Emma.”
“The consummate politician who partners with countries with which we have official relationships,” he added.
Artist Didi-Esmeralda shared their Christmas-themed pinup of the enigmatic Emma Frost.
Didi-Esmeralda wrote on Instagram, “Emma Frost – Xmas 2020.”
This isn’t the first time Didi-Esmeralda has depicted Emma Frost, the artist previously shared a White Queen variant on Instagram as well.
Back in December 2018, Emserlda also shared a pinup of Emma Frost in her classic outfit.
And a previous pinup was shared back in March 2018.
Didi-Esmeralda shared another Emma Frost pinup in September 2017.
You can follow Didi-Esmeralda on Deviant Art. She also has a Patreon with various membership levels for backers. You can also find past rewards available on Gumroad. If you are interested in prints you can obtain them via RedBubble.
What do you make of Didi-Esmeralda’s Christmas-themed Emma Frost pinup? Which Emma Frost pinup is your favorite?