Can we seriously address just how adorable this right here is?
Look at that! Just... Stop it! Stop being cute, damn you, Frost!
But seriously, this was the moment I stopped hating Emma Frost. For once, she isn't that stuck up, looks-down-her-nose-at-you, prances around half-naked, haughty bitch I knew from her earlier days in X-Men comics as the White Queen. For once, she was a likeable character, she was someone I just... Just couldn't for the life of me hate at all. She's just so... So human in this issue (Uncanny X-Men #15.IHM), and especially this scene here.
For a moment, the ice-queen I knew before just disappeared, to be replaced by someone who actually struck me as a good, well-written character, who has very human qualities to them that readers can identify with. Hell, with qualities that I can identify with even. I toss around in my sleep, and come morning, my bed looks like Emma's, and there's a strong possibility of drool on my pillow. That Emma has a similar sleep cycle to that of a normal person, and doesn't sleep some sex object who's REM cycle could be aired as softcore porn, speaks very highly of the writer behind the series (in this case, Bendis) and their understanding of how to connect with their audience, and to give characters more depth and personality to them that makes them more endearing to us as readers.
This moment quite literally changed my headcanon of Emma for the better, and now whenever I see this scene, I get the urge to either snuggle with her all cutely, or slowly close the door and good make her pancakes and coffee for when she wakes up. This is my new view of Emma Frost, a better, more human image that is both strong and powerful, yet suprisingly sweet and adorable when you get past her barriers.
Does anyone else have any cute Emma moments to recommend/suggest as well?
(On a side artistic note, did you notice how Kris Anka took the time to draw in that little detail of how her tummy folds/curves in the position she's in while she sleeps like this? Really says a lot about his knowledge of human anatomy when you stop and think about it.)