Thursday, February 1, 2018

Phoenix Resurrection #5 (of 5)

   Jean Grey is - I believe - the first hero who died, came back to live, and then died again. (And another time or two after that.)

   It's now pretty common in comics, but not so when her first death occurred.

   It's the advantage of being the Phoenix, of course - it's the legendary bird that would die in flames and then be reborn from its own ashes.

   But the latest rebirth has been a long time coming - Jean died more than a decade ago.

   But now she's back, working as a waitress in a tiny town. (Honest!)

   The X-Men discover Jean living in an artificial world, and she can only escape it by confronting a cosmic force of nature!

   The story by Matthew Rosenberg is quite good, and the art by Leinl Francis Yu, Joe Bennett, Gerry Alanguilan and Belardino Brabo is excellent, with some stunning imagery on display.

   There is a missed opportunity to correct a major mistake inflicted on the X-books - but it's great to see Jean return, so we'll have to save that fix for another day.

   It's a solid mini-series with some genuine surprises along the way. Now we'll see what the future holds.

Grade: A-


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