Emma Frost & Polaris Returning in X-Men Blue

Covers by Arthur Adams
Covers by Arthur Adams

At the Secret Empire panel at C2E2, it was revealed that fan-favourite characters Emma Frost and Polaris will be returning in X-Men Blue with issues 8 and 9 respectively.

Cover by Arthur Adams
Cover by Arthur Adams

These are issues tying into the Secret Empire event, and we already knew that Emma Frost would be leading a mutant resistance against Hydra Cap's occupation of America. What is interesting to note with the cover image for Emma's return issue by Arthur Adams, shown at the panel, is Emma's costume looks more like her classic original costume (though probably still black, because when you're best known as the White Queen, wearing black, just like everyone else, is the way to go). But thankfully the Magneto/Cyclops hybrid helmet is gone, and I don't see the weird 90s Spawn-inspired studs anywhere…could they have listened to the general online consensus that her new look at the end of IvX was atrocious and didn't fit the character at all and made some adjustments? The panel did promise Emma has a 'new, beautiful look'.

Cover by Arthur Adams
Cover by Arthur Adams

Similarly of note is Polaris' cover, which also features Xorn. We are told that Polaris is "there for reasons we can't talk about yet". Could it be connected to whatever role Magneto is playing in the Secret Empire? Could she be trying to talk some sense into him about joining up with the definitely-not-Nazi's-but-totally-have-internment-camps Hydra? If that is indeed the case?

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Art by Cory Smith

We shall see shortly, I suppose, as with a twice a month release schedule, it won't take us long to get to issues eight and nine.

About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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