Jean Grey #1

Writer: Louise Simonson Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 23, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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SUPERSTAR CREATORS TAKE JEAN GREY'S LEGACY TO FIERY NEW HEIGHTS! After the events of the Hellfire Gala, Jean's life is in shambles. Mutantkind is in dire straits - and there's nothing this founding X-Man can do. She'll have to save herself first. And that means looking into her past - for the moment when it all went wrong - in a desperate attempt to save her and all Krakoa's future. Legendary writer Louise Simonson returns to the X-Men with a story full of fan-favorite moments, heartrending revelations and pulse-pounding devastation!
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - jonathan jones Aug 23, 2023

    In Jean Grey #1, Louise Simonson makes a lovely reentry into the life and times of Jean Grey with stellar artists Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo by her side. Jean's study into her own being is intimate, messy, and rewarding to fans of developed and nuanced character work. Her post-death journey has just begun, and the results seem to promise dramatic ramifications for herself as well as mutantkind's future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 23, 2023

    Jean Grey #1 takes fans on a journey as she wonders what went wrong and how things could have been different. Walking back through history, fans will eventually see the inevitability of certain emotional events that frankly may just be fate's way of saying theyre always meant to be. This issue was wildly entertaining, fast-paced, explosive, dynamic, and extremely well done. This is a must-buy for any X-Men fan and should be on the top of your list this week. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 23, 2023

    Chang delivers fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals are filled with great details and the action is stunning throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comic Book Spot - Jamie Remolde Aug 28, 2023

    The writer, Louise Simonson had a field day with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Aug 29, 2023

    With that said, Jean Grey #1 is worth a gander. Its beautifully crafted to be enjoyed by X-Men fans and Marvel fans alike. The only problem some readers may face is understanding where this issue stems from. The best solution is to read X-Men: Hellfire Gala (2023), but first pick up this comic book if youre aware of whats happened, or you want to get into something entirely new. Jean Grey may be taking readers somewhere new, so you dont want to miss out on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Aug 23, 2023

    Jean Grey #1 dives into Jean Grey's psyche as we see her and her cohort explore a new timeline that gets upended by the Phoenix. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicsOnline - Christal Kennedy Aug 23, 2023

    The Fall of X will be one of the darkest and unpredictable periods of X-Men History. This story arc will bespread across various issues starting with the events in X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023. This month alone wewill get revelations in 14 different issues hitting the stands including Jean Grey 1, Children of the Vault 1and Dark X-Men 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Aug 28, 2023

    It's an easy pickup for anyone who is or isn't reading the current line of X-books that has a lot happen in a standard-size book. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 23, 2023

    The issue is a bit of a hodgepodge, and the narrative is a bit all over the place, but it gives us a Jean who uses her powers unscrupulously, and its been an ongoing struggle that Jean has had over the course of the Krakoan era that has yet to be addressed. Will this be our chance to see Jean come face to face with her indiscriminate use of her telepathy over the last few years, only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 23, 2023

    Jean Grey #1 revisits an existing narrative rather than introducing innovative concepts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 26, 2023

    As stated, Simonson clearly has a great handle on this character, but her reverence for Jean doesnt get in the way of storytelling; the Jean we see rise here is kind of a supervillain? Like late stage Xavier-level bad? Without her potential blocked, she more or less becomes Magneto with Xaviers telepathic prowess, which is a fascinating spin. Im curious to see how Simonson continues this experiment. Shes joined by fellow X-Men veteran Bernard Chang on art for this series, and he gets a lot of material to work with. Theres one double page spread here that is full of details and references to Jeans past that would take a solid few minutes to decipher, but the thing as a whole is a solid package worth checking out even if youre not super interested in the Kraoa saga but love the character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hailey Aug 25, 2023

    This is a fantastic entry point to people that want to Know about Jean Grey

  • 10
    thecimmerian Aug 25, 2023

    Louise Fucking Simonson!!! I really don't care about the Krakoan age of X-Men anymore but Simonson is my favorite X-Factor writer (yes, above Peter David even) and this was a fantastic way for her to get to drive Jean in a modern story without it being a modern story. It's one of those wonderful throwback comics Marvel has been doing but here it is set in the current X age, which is fine by me. This is honestly the only X book, besides Wolverine, that has anything to do with the modern continuity that I have given a crap about. The art is wonderful but this book gets a 10 for the writer alone!

  • 10
    Oluas Aug 23, 2023

    A great character study. Louise really did study jeans history and brought an unique take about her complexity. Can't wait for more!

  • 9.0
    Out of Gluck Sep 7, 2023

    Great to finally have a series with adult Jean. Would have been nice to have something where she isn't between life and death and flashbacking, but I can't deny that the writing and the art was top notch.

  • 8.5
    Colleen St. Lucie Aug 30, 2023

    I have asking for an adult Jean solo series for years and it's finally here! Only. . . it's kind of a 'What if?' story. It seems only the last issue will be relevant. However, the writing and art is very good, so I'll score it well.

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Aug 28, 2023

    Off to a very strong start!

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Aug 26, 2023

    What a thoroughly odd little story! But I've always had a fondness for odd stories and grew up with Simonson's Man of Steel, so I'm a good audience for this one, and Simonson & Chang absolutely held my attention cover to cover. Great start

  • 8.5
    cincyfan Aug 26, 2023

    This one was interesting and I'm really looking forward to where it goes. I really liked the bendis era x-men and it was fun going back to that. The plot makes a lot of sense as she is young and corruptible and although she has good intentions she let's the power corrupt her. This was a theme during the bendis era as well. I'm very interested in what will come of this storyline

  • 6.5
    derbycomics Aug 23, 2023

    Legendary Marvel scribe Louise Simonson returns to the X-Men with JEAN GREY #1 to retell moments of the titular character’s life as she deals with her own death during this year’s Hellfire Gala. Simonson is joined on the issue by illustrator Bernard Chang, colorist Marcelo Maiolo, and letterer Ariana Maher. The issue plays out like an entry in Marvel’s “What If…?” franchise as we see what might have happened if Jean leaned into her powers more at a younger age and took a more “proactive” approach to using her telepathic powers to influence humanity’s views towards mutants.

    This relatively low-stakes affair gives Simonson space to write an interesting self-reflection from Jean’s POV that covers several decade more

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Aug 26, 2023

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    wertyud Aug 23, 2023

  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
    RJ Aug 23, 2023

  • 9.0
    Texas VII Aug 24, 2023

  • 9.0
    Toni Aug 23, 2023

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Aug 31, 2023

  • 8.0
    TheKing Aug 24, 2023

  • 7.5
    ed1138 Aug 27, 2023

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 24, 2023

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    ComicWorm Aug 27, 2023

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