Marvel Comics To Bring Jean Grey Back In Phoenix Resurrection

The Arthur Adams variant cover for Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey. Marvel Comics/Arthur Adams

Jean Grey has been dead for over a decade in Marvel Comics , or as dead as any character can be in superhero comics, but the publisher will bring the iconic X-Man back this December in a five-issue miniseries. The series will be written by Matthew Rosenberg (Secret Warriors, Punisher) and drawn by Leinil Yu (Secret Empire).

“Matt came to us with a really interesting and unique approach to bringing Jean back,” said senior editor Mark Paniccia in a press release. “It’s not what we expected, and plays to Matt’s biggest strengths as a storyteller. This is very cool mystery building to a mind-warping climax. And it has plenty of what you’d expect from an X-MEN epic of this magnitude. Action, romance, sacrifice, lots of X-Men and five great artists.”

One of the covers to the first issue of Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey. Photo: Marvel Comics

The series titled Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey will bring strange events to the X-Men, but these events start to become more specific and stranger than usual. The group is forced to confront the truth: could Jean be alive after all? And how will this Jean Grey deal with a world that is now so different from the one she left years ago?

“It's such a mind-blowing honor to bring back the original Jean Grey,” said series writer Matthew Rosenberg. “I've been an X-Men fan my whole life and Jean is, in my mind, the true soul of the X-Men. So we aren't taking this lightly. We're going for that perfect balance of universe shaking epic and intimate personal drama that only the X-Men ever truly achieve. This is all hands on deck for the X-Men as every available member heads into battle for the soul of their team and maybe even the fate of the Marvel Universe.”

One of the covers to Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey. Photo: Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics promises that Jean Grey will have a new role in the MCU after the series and that there will be a lot of questions surrounding the young, time-displaced Jean Grey that has been running around the Marvel Universe for years now.

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey will release in stores Dec. 27.

So what do you think of the brand-new miniseries? Do you even want Jean Grey back? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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