Jean Grey #2

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Victor Ibanez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 26
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User 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!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 24, 2017

    I can understand how the history of any Jean Grey can be confusing or frustrating, but this series has done the character and her continuity a service by more deeply exploring what it means to be an avatar of the Phoenix. From the ground up, the creative team uses technical skills which synthesize into a story taking one of the largest sources of nerd ire and making it feel like it can be unpacked. Im beyond curious what the next issue is going to explore and I cant say enough how happy it makes me to have this series in existence. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Mya Nunnally May 24, 2017

    JEAN GREY #2 is a brilliant follow-up that reveals the beauty of comics, strength, and excellent writing. It has the potential to be one of the strongest Marvel solo series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler May 24, 2017

    It's Dennis Hopeless beginning to recapture some of that "Spider-Woman" magic. Pacing and dialogue come together in a near-perfect melding to enhance the overall whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 24, 2017

    There really in't anything bad I can say about the series or this issue. This is by far one of the best X-Men solo titles we have had in years. Pick this book up, you won't regret it. This is such a great series and we are really getting to see young Jean come into her own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 26, 2017

    Jean Grey's history as a character can get a bit confusing, especially when taken out of the time stream, but the exploration of what it means to host the Phoenix lends itself well to the overall titular characterization. Being able to see Jean working with Cerebro also adds to our understanding of her character's abilities. We can see what her mind does, and it's powerful. I'm pumped to see what Namor has to say about all this and how Jean will deal with the Phoenix when the time comes. Until then, read up on this series to make sure you know what's going on! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark May 26, 2017

    Marvel has had a lot of problems recently but you do have it hand it to them regarding the current state of the X-Men. With this series and X-Men: Blue and Gold what we loved about these characters is back in a big way. They may not be all the same people who have become fans of, but if this book is any indication it is that factor that is allowing them to approach familiar ground in a refreshing way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell May 26, 2017

    I'm enjoying Jean Grey as a standalone title, but with any title that has lots of guest stars, there are some timing issues in how all the characters are handled compared to the other books they're featured in this month. This is a fairly common problem; keeping all these characters in synch can be tough. For people reading all the titles as they come out, it sometimes gets a bit confusing about what order events are happening in when characters are doing different things in different places in different books. But that's one of the dangers of a shared universe where different creators are using the same characters at the same time. Even with this potential confusion for readers consuming lots of books with mutant characters, if you like lots of mutants, and especially if you're a fan of the Phoenix Force, Jean Grey is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 25, 2017

    A standout spread featuring floors of rampaging Reavers offers a glimpse of this series' vast potential, making the wait for next month an impatient one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Jun 1, 2017

    I'm keeping this on my pull list for now because I enjoyed these first two issues and I am interested in seeing where this goes. I only wish that since Marvel is pumping these X titles out every other week that they would fall in line with DC and drop the price to 2.99 instead of 3.99. That's going to hurt anybody's wallet if they follow all or even half the X titles that Marvel has slated for the summer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 25, 2017

    Overall, Jean Grey continues to be a great character-driven story, but I'm fearful the series will start becoming formulaic as Jean continues to visit different members of the Marvel universe to help her understand the mysteries of the Phoenix force. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 27, 2017

    The second issue of Jean Grey is much better than the first with its strong character use and far more focused story. I even liked Hope Summers for the first time ever! Read Full Review

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