Quote:Yeah, I bought it. But I won't be buying the rest. This is just way too decompressed for me.
Quote:Some apparently dead girl is found on the side of the road by two biking youngsters who then become apparently dead youngsters floating above the road.
Well, not dead. They'd be "daed ffo retteb."
Cringed at the possibility of Zatanna copying. But after reading America's Captain and your post - maybe a sort of MIRROR-like reality bleed going on...
Quote:The "dead girl" is obviously Jean's old friend Annie Richardson, whose death at the same location sparked Jean's mutant powers years ago. (See Bizarre Adventures #27 origin story)
Caught that, too. http://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?rpy=xmb-2012120602034738
Quote:Both kids are recovering, thankfully.
Quote:Cerebro pings and the X-Men show up. Hank does research. Three locations with similar energy signatures are found. Three teams are sent to investigate the locations. All three meet people who should be dead and fight them.
Group A (Gold team + Magik & Jubes) goes to the NYC Hellfire Club, which really shouldn't be vacant imo. The Club doesn't just wither and die if the Inner Circle goes to jail, and we know for a fact the most recent Inner Circle is not in jail (not a one). Whatever. This group meets a hundred Hellfire mercs-- big boring whoop.
Well, the Club is probably short one queen: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7c/6b/e4/7c6be44e566a07efeb0b4580a0267f83.jpg
Quote:Jubes is part of this group. She's all too happy to start munching on merc necks, which shouldn't be happening, imo. Jubes is supposed to be one of those typical vamps that doesn't drink people's blood. She does spit it out, noticing they are not real.
That will be disgusting if writers make this part of her X-men battle repertoire. Even Creed should not do this if he wears an X. It's as disgustingly unheroic as Even more than Maggott's Eany and Meany.
Quote:Group B (Blue team + Rogue) goes to Mont Saint Francis (wow strange, pretty insignificant location in X-History). They are attacked by Seamus Mellencamp (yay! one of the dead Acolytes I liked).
Who?! Ah, him. Don't recall him being such a bane for Rogue. Sinister should be cloning him for his Marauders.
Quote:The Mont Saint Francis location was an Acolyte HQ (Uncanny X-Men #300). Only seen once and really has nothing to do with Jean or Phoenix. The teams also visited the town during Phalanx Covenant.
Quote:Group C (Weapon X group) goes to the North Pole and fights real fake Logan (this Wolverine is still more real Logan than Old Moan Logan).
Wonder what backissue this site was homage to?
Quote:All three see something in the sky.
Quote:And something that looks like a bird. *rolls eyes*
Quote:Jean and her friend Gladys in some sort of Lala Land also see something in the sky. Jean goes back to work, finishes work, goes home to her parents, and gets a visit from Scott, who may be strictly an illusion or may be as real as Jean is, we don't know.
Jean's working in some kind of Twin Peaks-style diner. The owner is a woman named Annie. Banshee is there, which is odd, because he is not dead (he survived Uncanny Avengers).
Remind me how he ain't dead? Guess he (along with readers) still haven't seen Siryn since her Banshee Goddess Ascension pre-Secret Wars, eh?
Quote: Of course, Jean shouldn't be "dead" either-- she's supposed to be on Walkabout collecting her piecesparts (so Marvel doesn't really care about continuity these days). All of Jean's scenery is probably the White Hot Room "holodeck" or something.
Quote:So yeah, this is going to drag on interminably. I don't have the patience.
Well, the mini is only 5 weekly issues, so not that "interminably." By this time next month we'll be done with it. Previous Phoenix minis (Endsong & Warsong) were 5 monthly issues and started as slowly (arguably slower). Marvel's eager to start selling their new series this time around. I'll just consider it a 100-page Giant stretched over 5 weeks.
That was my takeaway too. Odd coincidence or intentional concurrency that the players in Jeen's title who died at the hands of the Phoenix didn't make the meeting. Plus, the meeting itself was insulting. Kitty called so many (counting all the silouetted) to tell them "not much" about a apparent crisis they must keep secret and that a bunch of them are not good enough to help.
Quote:But I totally get your frustration.
Totally frustrated by this (uninviting) set up, too. Art was not my fave either.
Quote:I'm just wondering why strangeness like this never happened the previous times Jean has come back.
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The hell fire club is where Jean became dark Phoenix
The monastery was where Jean fought mellencamp and blasted him 300 miles away
The North pole is where she took wolverine to kill her over and over in Phoenix endsong