Jean Grey #1
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Jean Grey #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Victor Ibanez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 37
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she's visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her...and in this new ongoing series by DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and VICTOR IBANEZ (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, STORM), she's going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!
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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock May 3, 2017

    Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book was and it looks like it could end up being the best X book from Marvel right now. It seems to be succeeding where Blue and Gold aren't at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Mya Nunnally May 3, 2017

    This is a faithful, heartwarming rendition of teenage Jean Grey. The art is gorgeous, the writing is sincere, and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 3, 2017

    So with ResurreXion we have had some great new series and some alright series. This one definitely falls under the great. The book starts off so awesome and brings a ton of fun. I can't recommend this enough and it is close to being my favorite from the ResurreXion lineup so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 3, 2017

    Jean Grey #1 has me in its talons. This comic truly could be a new step forward for the character. Even with my attachment to the Jean of Marvels history, I feel this Jean has never been written better. I hope to see more connections to the past, but also how Jean herself is trying to be more than what people know or remember. Every layer of this story matches its protagonist, so Im excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER May 3, 2017

    Hopeless' writing makes Jean feel like a real person and in some ways, gives her more autonomy than her previous versions had. She seems real, not guided by the men around her. She never feels like a damsel in distress, even when she's fighting the bad guys on her own and, she never stops trying to figure it all out, in her own way on her own terms. Hopeless allows Jean to make mistakes and grow as a person, a mutant, a member of the team and, as a young woman, and even with the suspense of the ominous ending of this premier issue leaving the hairs on the back of my neck standing up, I feel like Jean is in good hands and I look forward to seeing with this arc and this version of Jean goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz May 6, 2017

    X-Men fans and newcomers to all X-Men related history will find something to love about Jean Grey #1. This book has a lot of factors that can reach across a wide readership, with a new fresh story of a strong female lead for newbies and enthrall the harden comic fans with the promise of more Phoenix. This book also has a great nostalgia vibe to it because it gives the readers a new chance to fall in love with X-Men characters all over again. We get familiar heroes, all free of past story burdens and washed away of any past unfavorable storyline, free to be molded all over again by new creators. This book is the start of that process and it is definitely worth your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler May 3, 2017

    It's a promising start. Here's hoping the nice character work can continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 4, 2017

    This is a great story to tie in with the rest of Marvel's X-Men titles. I'm pretty excited about the Phoenix and seeing if she's coming and/or how the time-displaced X-Men are going to handle the challenge of facing her. If you are, too, head out to your local comic shop and pick up Jean Grey #1 as soon as you can! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 5, 2017

    Jean Grey is an interesting book and a completely different take on her character. Its biggest problem is going to be sustainability, as it seems that this would work better as a mini series or a limited run than an ongoing. That being said, the book is an enjoyable read, and even though it does seem like an extension of X-Men Blue, there is room to grow. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton May 5, 2017

    Just like the Phoenix Force itself and its potential for life or destruction, Jean Grey has potential to probe deep into the psyche of one of Marvel's most enduring, yet underappreciated characters with some fun superhero bits and guest appearance Or it could be a retread of the various past stories featuring the flame bird. At least, the Phoenix will look gorgeous thanks to the warm, powerful art of Victor Ibanez and Jay David Ramos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 4, 2017

    Hopeless is clearly moving the story into bigger territory and that should allow Ibanez to let loose. For this story, the artist is a fit because he's able to faithfully render a teenaged character, her surroundings and the action that the script calls for. That's a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 7, 2017

    Jean Grey #1 shows off Jean's depth, her humor, and does it all with impressive art, overcoming the barriers of the whole Phoenix thing remarkably well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner May 8, 2017

    Some of Jean's choices come off a bit out of character and makes me wonder if that will catch up to her. Dennis Hopeless waste no time introducing a piece of X-Men legacy into the mix leaving me wanting to stick around to see how this plays out. But was still left with some concerns moving forward on this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 8, 2017

    I have only picked up a few X books over the last couple of years. To date, there is nothing that makes me miss the gold old Claremont days. Still, with Dennis Hopeless on this book, the latest of Jean Grey's life stories has more than a fair chance of success. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 3, 2017

    Jean Grey seems like it'll develop into a worthwhile addition to the growing ResurrXion lineup. The art is strong, and Dennis Hopeless shows a decent handle on the title character. Unfortunately, the series gets off to a needlessly slow start in this first issue, dwelling on an overlong battle with the Wrecking Crew rather than diving into the heart of Jean's struggle. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jake Hill May 8, 2017

    A well crafted issue that doesn't work all that hard to justify its existence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 3, 2017

    Jean Grey #1 misses a couple of big character moments and looks like set dressing until the comic teases a big character moment. A mixed bag that huge X-Men and Victor Ibanez might really enjoy. Read Full Review

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