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little kon-el

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Subj: Giant Sized Jean Grey #1 "No More Telepaths"
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 at 08:40:07 pm EDT (Viewed 434 times)
Reply Subj: Pitch a book for Jean Grey......
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 at 01:58:12 pm EDT (Viewed 533 times)

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I would have her first four-issue arc be about dealing with her return and with the X-Men. She gets caught up on the status quo, she hugs, cries and punches a few fellow mutants. Maybe the Juggernaut shows up and she single-handedly defeats him WITHOUT any sign, sniff or even passing hint of the Phoenix. And then she leaves the X universe.

No Mr. Sinister lurking around the corner, no Mastermind or Shadow King in the mirror. No More X-Universe.

Who would be an awesome character to pair up in a Hard Traveling Heroes themed arc (issues 5-10)? I am leaning toward She-Hulk, all grey and out of sorts. Oe maybe Captain Monica....minus Blue Marvel...with the exception of a few cameos. Somehow they are drawn together.

Better yet, maybe her new pal and potential traveling companion is Zemo.
Maybe they have a weird connection....working arrangement with each other. They meet and she's like, "I don't work with Nazi blood" and remarks under his sock and replies "I don't work with planet eaters". Both want to fix the world but in different ways than before, no ties to the past for either. It's like the Thunderbolts for two. And they somehow explain away Zemo's out of character behavior for the last 4-6 years too.

I would have some weird circumstance and have her linked to the ghost of Rick Jones...like Rick and Capt. Marvels....just for an arc before Rick is saved (STILL NO PHOENIX, NEVER ANY PHOENIX!!)

And throughout the Rick arc, you have her teasing her about all the stupid things the X-Men have done over the last 13 years since she was dead.

Jean Grey, in a desperate gambit to save her friends from the Shadow King, uses the Phoenix force to deliberately cut off ALL telepaths from the Astral Plane and from their Telepathy.

This has some immediate devastating effects. 1) Psylocke, White Queen, the Stepford Cuckoos are all powerless without their telepathy 2) Jean no longer as the Phoenix Force, which is now stuck shielding all mutants from the Astral Realm and their telepathy and 3) Professor X's spirit is trapped in an eternal battle with the Shadow King with no relief. In fact, it is Professor X's last thought to Jean is pleading with her "Do NOT LEAVE ME ALONE", and this is heard by all the X-Men.

So we're left with everyone is suspicious of Jean Grey. Telepaths (like Psylocke) want to kill her for taking away their telepathy. Anti-Mutant groups are praising her for "stopping the mutant menace." The X-Men themselves love and miss her, but she cannot come home to the X-Mansion because too many mutants (even on their own team) hate her for what she did. Storm outright hates her for condemning Professor X to death and maiming mutants. Rachel hates her for destroying the Phoenix force and being so negligent with it.

The ONLY person to come to her defense is Emma Frost. She knows what it is like to live as a pariah. She knows what it is like to lose your body and your telepathy. She also hates Jean Grey, but she also wants her powers back. So they go on a journey.

Jean Grey, Emma Frost, and Tessa/Sage(who is being paid by Emma Frost) to find a way to get telepathy back to Mutants. Their main adversary is Cassandra Nova, who is either a manifestation of Emma Frost's telepathy or the actual Cassandra Nova, who can body swap with other people.

- l.k.

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