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Subj: Phoenix Resurrection #3: Warning: More negativity...
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 at 05:01:57 pm EST (Viewed 111 times)


Phoenix Resurrection - The Return of Jean Grey 03 (of5)




Virtually the same review here as #2. Decompression or what?! This time Cockrum gets a nod instead of Chris. This issue manages to SPOILER the survivors of the current JEAN GREY arc before getting it. The intrigue of "Magneto" last ish was not even carried over. And it's getting so tired just how many pages get dedicated to the inconsequential "world" where "Jean" resides. Granted -also like last issue- the ending brings something to the issue with the soul of Jean meets up with, someone notable, this time it's the force of the Phoenix!

A couple issue notes - just to say something about this chapter:

== Great cover.

== Is that supposed to be Skin pushing carts and going over to check on distraught Jean? That goes NOWHERE else. Sidebar: Has Grey and Esponosa ever even talked in a backissue together?

== Time passage on Earth is ambiguous as ever. As global travel happens between scene changes. And readers see how much a waste last issue was to assign colors to team line ups as everything gets shuffled anyways.

== In some ways this is just an exercise to cameo neglected mutants who have no facetime since SW. Case in point, this was a HUGE MISSED OPPURTUNITY to have Dani actually say SOMETHING INSIGHTFUL at the gravesite given her Valkyrior skillset. Sidebar: Can anyone cite a story instance where a beloved character is missing from their coffin earlier than when DC (Byrne?) did it with Batman's parents?

== What an odd team choice to go interrogate Emma!! Their attitude toward her, given her alienated status, felt too cordial too. Going to her to use Cerebro (not Cerebra this time) begs the question: Why her? ALL X-telepaths are hardly accounted and Quentin unavailable does not credit to this tale. Sidebar: Did her mention of Hope among telepaths feel... right?

== And suddenly everyone goes to New Mexico to face off against Phoenix. That is not smart, Kitty. Colossus impersonating Ironclad's smooth skin feels wrong. Dazzler revisiting her Excalibur pink hair days seems wrong. Forge standing around with tech is wrong. Only Magik is acknowledge for her powerful skillset with the weirdest ending - she cuts open a door to the White Room-ish reality?? Page 17 would have been better as the final page.




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