In 2003, Jean Grey died during an iconic run on New X-Men by acclaimed writer Grant Morrison. Since then, that version of Grey has been dead, but this December, Grey will return in the five-issue miniseries Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey. The highly anticipated miniseries will be hitting comic book shelves on December 27, 2017.
The new story written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Leinil Yu will follow the resurrection of one of the X-Men: “Strange events are no surprise to the X-Men,” reads the official synopsis from Marvel. “But when events start occurring that are 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?”
The story is still a big mystery at the moment, but the upcoming months in the current X-Men titles should shed some light on what’s coming very shortly. “This is very cool mystery building to a mind-warping climax,” said senior editor Mark Paniccia. “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.”
Jean Grey does currently exist in the Marvel universe, but only as a version of herself from the past has been currently living in the present for the past few years. However, the teenage Jean Grey doesn’t have the expert level of experience, memories, or the connection to the Phoenix Force that her future counterpart had. It’s going to be absolutely marvelous to see the two characters meet and finally find out how the adult Jean Grey reacts to her younger counterpart, the deaths of Cyclops and Wolverine, and a older version of Logan from a parallel world on the X-Men team.