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Subj: Re: Jean Grey #9: PBP...
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    Jean Grey 009 (2018)

    On the plus side, all the Phoenix Crapquest comes to a head - literally in TeenJean's head. Also, the key Phoenixdiscards are allowed to interact on the Phoenixmatters - in spite of being long, long, long, overdue plotline relevant. In fact there was some decent banter that led up to the exciting conclusion and set up for Phoenixclash next ish - which is cleverly named "FIREFIGHT". It's not like this Phoenixcrisis hasn't been blatantly forecast for months, months, months - not that anyone besides TeenJean in the MU saw it coming. (*koff* Well, except maybe Hope.) Next we will see if the wise words or monthly Phoenixmarketing of Namor, Odinson, Wanda, & Strange even factor in - not that their superpowers were even considered to call in to help. (*koff* Uhh, remember AvX prep, Heroes?)

    00 Beautiful cover. But can somebody make heads or tales of the surreal Phoenixmerged statue w/Jeen? Ended up wasting 5 minutes staring at it to try'n figure it out.

I think it's meant to be a Dali-like surreal painting.

    RECAP PAGE "Ripped from THE past along with four others...". Hmmph. Does this month's X-men Blue mean implicate that it will remain worded "THE past" instead of "AN ALTERNATE past"? And WHY can't Marvel give any proper continuity placement between these 2 books? Sigh. BTW, were we told last issue why Emma was at the Central Park HQ?

Emma was not at the Central Park school. She was in her Manhattan penthouse. In #7, we saw Jean fly up and knock on her window, then smash through.

Of course, it's odd that she'd be living there. Pretty sure she has a criminal standing these days, but who knows in the wake of Secret Empire.

    01-02 GhostJean and Emma are talking to each! That's big. Emma is aware of her presence and matter of factly discussing last issue's brainjacking. TeenJean is in a coma 'cuz she couldn't even handle a SLIVER of the PF. Eep. That doesn't bode well after 9 issues+ of Phoenixstalling. And to be fair to the readers they really should have been clearer that it was PSYCHIC fire and not physical burning.

It was definitely physically burning. Jean's fire has often been pyrokinetic.

    04-06 PSYCHIC fire sets off the sprinklers??! Huh. (Easy to No-Prize but still...) Omega Level telepath has to leave the Phoenixjeen danger for a simple hypnotism to get a chopper on the roof??! Huh. (Easy to No-Prize but still...) GhostJean can't handle a Phoenixsliver? Okay, that makes some sense otherwise she'd have done it already. Where's teleporter Pickles and sole supporting cast member when you need him??! ;\) This constructive criticism might sound mocking but this scene was okay... Hospital better than the X-Medbay?

Sprinklers respond to ambient temperature. A temp above 155F/68C will set them off.

Emma knew they needed to get out of there and upstate. She probably didn't want to contact the school, so yeah, she had to requisition a chopper.

    07-08 OOOOOH brother! It's HOOOOOPE! The one-time Phoenixwannabe. The PSI-MITAR??! That's it? That's ALL the continuity footnote we get? No personal update (2 years+) since Incursion? Since M-Plauge? No Meme? No X-men contact? No map placement? No Cable connection? No Phoenixtracking deets?

I really don't care about most of that. I really haven't cared about Hope since Second Coming. But heck, we just saw Hope in issue #2. Nothing's probably changed since then.

    09-11 Friendly makenice conversation between GhostJeean and Emma. Guess they won't be adversaries for Xmen Red. Reader friendly and appropriate footnotes to ANX, AvX and "the affair". Yay. Emma given back some of her colorful complex character that Secret Empire took from her.

I think there will be bigger fish to fry in X-Men Red, but darn it, Emma needs to be a top notch villain.

    12-15 So, Emma thinks mindmerging 3 Cuckoos (no longer Stepfords?) and a Westchester field is ALL that is needed for a Phoenixfix. Hmm... hmm... hmm...

What do you mean by "no longer Stepfords?"

    16 Enter: Quentin Phoenixfuture. A very good page, exciting PANEL#5. Suddenly showing up with a sandwich instead of ship is a bit contrived, though. BTW, how far is Central Park HQ from Westchester County?

Westchester County begins right on the north side of the Bronx (the north-most area of NYC), but the former location of the school is about 50 miles/80km from Central Park.

Here's an unofficial map that someone's using in their roleplaying game:

Here's a real world map that clearly shows Salem Center (NE corner of Westchester County) and Central Park (small green area in the middle of Manhattan, in the southern part of the map):

    Your Phoenixfeedback? What do you expect from this "PSYCH WARS"?

Just get this over with. No solicit in February.

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