Really, X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie? An Emma Frost TV spot? Are you that desperate to make sure nerds still come to see the flick after it got leaked on the tubertubes earlier this month? Whatever. Because mainstream America has no idea who Emma Frost is, and the only mutant powers comics fans want to see her perform is to wear outfits like this while not inadvertently scoring an R rating. She cane turn into diamond all she wants, but it doesn’t change the fact she looks disturbingly like Paris Hilton.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.