One day, I hope to be reincarnated as a comic book character. Because in that particular reality, death is nothing more than an inconvenience at the worst of times. One character who has managed to remain decidedly dead for a while however? One of the original famous five of Marvel’s children of the atom series, Jean Grey of the X-Men.
While Jean Grey was no stranger to death thanks to the Phoenix Force having revived her before, she apparently met her final end in 2005’s X-Men Phoenix: Endsong. Pretty much persona non grata since then (that other Jean Grey is a younger version from the past stranded in our timelines and yeeesh comic book continuities), it looks like Marvel is getting ready to have their trademark Phoenix rise from the ashes again.
The December solicitations for Marvel’s upcoming comics are due for a release next week, but one such listing managed to sneak out via Bleeding Cool. Here’s the synopsis for Phoenix Resurrection Return of Jean Grey:
PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #1
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes.
Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back!
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017
Well it’s about damn time. With the X-Men franchise have also been recently rexurrected (the person responsible for that needs to be fired directly into the mouth of Galactus), it’s high time that the band was reunited. Well except for Cyclops. He is proper dead, thanks to those damn Inhumans and their Terrigen mist cloud/20th Century FOX refusing to sell back the X-men movie rights to Disney.
Last Updated: September 14, 2017