Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 31
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
•  But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?
Rated T+

  • 9.1
    On Comics Ground - Tyler Wing Aug 31, 2017

    Was Generations: Phoenix and Jean Grey fan service? Sure. But thats pretty much what the Generations line was intended for. Beyond that, it also serves as the standout moment for the character. Greys persistent internal examinations combined with the central question, What is the Phoenix? is a larger analogy for the humanitys age-old question What is the mean of life? and search for understanding regarding our own individual and greater purpose. Not to mention, the was one hell of a fun book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Joshthewest Aug 10, 2017

    Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 is a great entry in this series, and while the story feels a tad long, the art will keep you deeply invested in this tale of two Jeans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 11, 2017

    Generations: Phoenix and Jean Grey #1 does exactly what you want with a book starring a telepathic superhero " it gets into her head. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Aug 9, 2017

    It's great. Bunn's writing has become unassailable and the art will make you wonder where Silva and Beredo have been hiding. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Aug 10, 2017

    This issue of Generations is truly a spectacle. If you know the X-Men in any capacity, you are familiar with the daunting task of continuity and timeline knowledge, and this issue is no true exception to that. However, even with handling the many, MANY iterations of the Phoenix force and its relationship to Jean, we get to see multiple avenues through which to explore their story and what it means now, particularly once you get to the last panel of the issue. With art befitting a cosmic entity and writing that leaves a bevy of interpretations, Generations: Jean Grey/Phoenix may be a required read for any Phoenix buff or X-Men continuity nerd and, if nothing else, gives us a story that I imagine many may have been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Aug 13, 2017

    GENERATIONS: PHOENIX & JEAN GREY #1 tells a strong story of young Jean Grey meeting her feared future self. Cullen Bunn creates a tense dynamic between two different versions of the same woman. R.B. Silvia's artwork helps create a space opera in the second half. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 10, 2017

    There's still a sense that teenage Jean didn't do as much as she could've. It could be argued that she didn't do as much as she should've either. However, what she ends up doing is probably the most responsible decision she could've made in that situation. For a teenager constantly looking for ways to avoid the destiny that fate has laid out for her, it speaks volumes to the strength of her character. Even if the circumstances of Marvel Generations are unclear and the overall impact is uncertain, Jean Grey shows why, no matter which era she's in, she's still the heart of the X-men. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Aug 10, 2017

    I mean, it has a dust up between the Phoenix and Galactus, and him getting clocked out by a teenager! What more do you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 10, 2017

    Its connections to the overall Generations event are negligible, but it is a very big story for Jean Grey, and that includes her younger self as well as the Phoenix. The issue kind of dances around a few continuity details, but it does actually fit into a moment of X-Men history without significantly changing anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Aug 10, 2017

    I think for a Generations title this does everything it needs to. I would give the comic a solid buy. This issue is a great place for someone with a passing interest in the X-Men to really get in touch with what is currently going on in Jean Grey's life while getting the chance to touch on an old favorite version of the character. When you wrap the package up in R.B. Silva and Rachelle Rosenberg line-art and colors I am a happy Marvel fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Aug 11, 2017

    So Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1, the second entry in the Generations series, is the best so far. If the Generations to come are better than this one, the entire series will end up being more than just another cynical Marvel editorial ploy Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Capeless Crusader - Murphy Leigh Aug 9, 2017

    Bunn, Silva, di Benedetto, and Beredo deliver a perfectly serviceable Jean Grey story, but it falls into the same character misconceptions regarding the Phoenix Force as many before it. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - admin Aug 9, 2017

    Generations Phoenix and Jean Grey #1 is a fairly enjoyable comic because Cullen Bunn, R.B Silva, and Adriano di Benedetto pull back the curtain and show the women behind the cosmic, destructive force and stage a cool space battle to boot. The ending is kind of anti-climactic although I like its middle finger to messing with the timeline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 14, 2017

    This meeting between younger and older Jean Grey takes a while to build up its momentum. Silva's art makes the most of the downtime with plenty of panels and different page layouts that kept me entertained. Ultimately though, this is a $4.99 book so you have to decide if this is something that you really want to read. Is it entertaining? Yes. Is it required reading for X-Men fans or for people who just want to know what's ahead for Marvel? I don't think so. I enjoyed this issue, but so far after two of the Generations one-shots, I'm regretting the choice of pre-ordering them all. I may have been better off finding these in a bargain bin at an upcoming convention, I'm sure they'll be in those bargain bins within the next year. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Aug 14, 2017

    Really fun art and the germ of an interesting story about a woman dealing with fate, just wish there was a better structure around it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Aug 9, 2017

    I would recommend this to any X-Men completist, but for everyone else? You ain't missing much. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 12, 2017

    Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 was an impactful one-shot that had a sense of importance to for the future of the current adventures of Jean Grey. For X-Men fans,this is an issue worth purchasing, especially if you are reading X-Men: Blue and the Jean Grey solo series. For others this is a Marvel Generations issue that is passable as it is crafted for hardcore Jean Grey and X-Men fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 14, 2017

    Generations:Jean Gray is another forgettable Marvel cash grab that doesn't provide much ofa story to enjoy but does find success artistically. Grab this 'Generations'Marvel imprint at your own risk and only if you are a completionist ofcharacter collecting. Read Full Review

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