Hopeless And Ibanez Bring Out The Phoenix in (Teen) Jean Grey Ongoing for ResurrXion

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Teaser by David Yardin

All week, Marvel has been revealing the details for their previously teased ResurrXion line of X-Men books that will follow the events of Inhumans vs. X-Men. The latest series to finally have its creative team revealed (not that you would know from Newsarama's headline) is Jean Grey, written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Victor Ibanez. Despite the "ResurrXion" tagline, however, we won't see the adult Jean Grey returning from the grave (again) (yet). Instead, it will be Teen Jean, also the leader of the X-Men Blue team, that will star in this solo series.

Hopeless, who has written the character in All-New X-Men and another version in X-Men: Season One, got off to the wrong start by relying first and foremost on the work of "The Great One" Brian Bendis as inspiration for Jean Grey's first-ever solo ongoing (Dennis Hopeless breaking through that glass ceiling!). Thankfully, he also read up on the love triangle between Jean, Scott, and Emma in Grant Morrison's New X-Men, as well as some classic Chris Claremont stories. Marvel may have had Claremont visit Hopeless's apartment and read his own stories out loud to him, since they're paying him to do nothing else at the moment.

The book will focus on the return of the Phoenix Force to Earth in a storyline that's totally not played out. Will fascist Avengers try to imprison Teen Jean on the moon for crimes she may potentially commit in the future while under the influence of a bird-themed cosmic death god, like they did with Hope Summers? Hopefully not, though Hopeless says that potential Phoenix hosts like Hope, Rachel Grey, and Quentin Quire will play a role in the series. Additional guest stars will include Boom Boom and Domino, for some reason, as well as the cast of X-Men: Blue. That's a lot of characters for the trigger-happy Avengers Arena scribe to brutally kill off if he feels like it (yeah, you're never living that down, Hopeless). Our money is on Boom Boom biting it first, since she is essentially useless.

Jean Grey by Hopeless and Ibanez joins X-Men Blue by Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina, X-Men Gold by Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf, Iceman by Sina Grace and Alessandro Vitti, and Generation X by Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna, all hitting stores this spring. That leaves Cable and Weapon X yet to be revealed. Will Marvel do a double tomorrow? Or will they wait until next week to announce Wolverine: Reborn? The only thing certain is that Bleeding Cool is not getting the publisher-approved EXXXCLUSIVE on any of this, but we'll be sure to let you know soon after the information is revealed through incestuous publisher/media relationship.

Teaser by Stuart Immonen
Teaser by Stuart Immonen

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