Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #2

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 27
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

A light in the darkness is not always welcome.
Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops are leading teams of X-Men all across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix. But with teammates disappearing and familiar enemies returning, the X-Men are fighting a losing battle. Beast doesn't know how or what shape it will take, but he knows they are running out of time before the Phoenix makes its true presence known.
Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean is starting to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams are spilling over into the world and revealing cracks in her reality. Jean's life and everything in i more

  • 10
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Jan 3, 2018

    This issue serves up everything you want in an X-Men comic -- beloved characters, cool action, humor and heart -- all wrapped in a visually stunning package. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Jan 4, 2018

    Rosenberg does it again, deepening the mystery. Theres some concern he can wrap it up in 3 more issues, but so far, hes established himself as one of the better miniseries writers for the X-Men in a long time. The second issue does what I didnt think was possible, and provides a near perfect follow up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 5, 2018

    The art for this issue is by Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Fonteriz, and it's terrific work, with striking layouts and powerful character designs. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 3, 2018

    The mystery continues to deepen as Jean sees her world coming apart and the X-Men search for a threat that could consume the planet. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jan 5, 2018

    Psy-KickHow the writers will use the X-Men's lack of psychics to get in touch with their old teammate? There is this energy concerning loss that circulates among the group. This consistent push and pull that the X-Men goes through is a metaphor throughout each series. Rosenberg uses death as a tactical approach to nostalgia. How can one create a eulogy for someone they consistently resurrect? This series is going to be the hardest to put down, but the saddest to pick up. I just can't stop saying, they are about to lose their friend, again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 6, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection is happening fast, hop on now before you get left behind. This is way bigger and better than any of the previews made it out to be. Matthew Rosenberg is doing big things without needing to halt an entire line of comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Paul Smerdon Jan 10, 2018

    First of all there seems to be a nice steady built up in this issue giving us a chance of what feels like bonding with a smaller cast of characters in the story. Whereas in the last issue there was a big cast and not enough development, I always feel that if there is a big cast the characters fall short of being who they are. It feels like there is a real plan and plot to this resurrection which is steadily being revealed through each issue like completing a big puzzle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Jan 3, 2018

    Issue 2 continues the great story involving the return of Jean Grey and hopefully some other X-Men characters. While there might be too many characters to do them all justice, it's great to see the X-Men back on top form lately. If you haven't already got into this series and love the X-Men, this is a excellent series so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jan 3, 2018

    In another bizarre tale, PHOENIX RESURRECTION #2 will grip readers and present new questions that will challenge predictability. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 3, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection isn't turning out to be the shot in the arm the X-Men franchise needs. This chapter is again bogged down by dull ensemble scenes that seem to accomplish little beyond prolonging Jean's return. Jean's personal storyline fares better at least, and this issue is more satisfying from a visual perspective. Even so, it's hard not to yearn for the story after this story instead. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 4, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection #2 is a solid follow-up on what the first issue of The Return of Jean Grey event established. Matthew Rosenberg has created a lot of intriguing story elements around the return of Jean Grey and Phoenix's return to the Marvel Universe. While some of them end up falling flat there are enough plot points that hit the mark to keep readers coming back to find out how Phoenix Resurrection ends up shaping the X-Men franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 7, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection #2 furthers the mysteries introduced in the first issue and proved a little confusing if you hadn't read Jean Grey #10, which explained just what happened to all the psychics. So far I'm enjoying the mini-series; all the little easter eggs are great and seeing the mutants back together is fantastic, but can Rosenberg actually wrap the story up in the next three issues? Fingers crossed! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 3, 2018

    This is a prime example of the decompression in comics storytelling and I'd imagine when it's all over we'll see that things could have been edited and the story pace picked up. For a second issue, it takes the momentum of the first and grinds it to a halt. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 3, 2018

    There's a good X-Men story in here somewhere, but it feels like Rosenberg is really spinning the wheels at this point. Read Full Review

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