Friday, January 5, 2018

Phoenix Resurrection #2 (of 5)

   Give credit to this mini-series that's (apparently) bringing (or has brought) Jean Grey back to life - it's taking a unique approach.

   Of course, when it comes to Phoenix Resurrection, the rules go out the window.

   So we're seeing two different realities - one in which a beautiful red-haired woman named Jean is working as a waitress in a diner, where she keeps running into people who are familiar to us, if not to her.

   In the other reality, we find the (amazingly vast) team of X-Men looking for Phoenix - but handicapped because all the psychics on the team have been injured - or are missing!

   What follows is a deadly encounter with one of the team's oldest foes - but it's not a typical battle by any means.

   The art for this issue is by Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Fonteriz, and it's terrific work, with striking layouts and powerful character designs.

    So what's going on here? Where does it go next? Is Jean really back? I have no idea!

   (And that, of course, is a good thing.)

Grade: A-


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