8 Reasons To Look Forward To Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey

Jean Grey is finally back. Time to get hyped.

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This December, Marvel Comics will be bringing back one of their more popular characters in the form of Jean Grey... and not as a time displaced teenager in a frustratingly confusing and convoluted time travel plot this time!

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey sees the adult version of the X-Men's most powerful telekinetic and telepath return from the dead, having been killed at the end of Grant Morrison's legendary New X-Men run. It's been a fairly lengthy absence for the character, and she's perhaps one of the most missed and sought after aspects of the X-Men among fans.

Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Francis Yu will bring the story of how the adult Jean comes back, and she seems to be bringing the cosmic super-entity the Phoenix in tow. What can this mean for the X-Men, or her teenager self currently running around in the Marvel Universe?

Whichever way you look at it there are plenty of reasons to be excited for the upcoming series, and what it may mean for the future of Marvel and, more importantly, the X-Men in particular.


Joe is a comic book writer out of South Wales, writing LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride and also co-writing Welsh horror comedy series, Stiffs. He's also a comics reporter and reviewer who works with Bleeding Cool and now WhatCulture too. So he makes comics and talks about comics, but there's more to him too. Somewhere.