Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #4

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 26
7.3Critic Rating
8.4User 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

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 24, 2018

    Jean is being pushed towards making a choice that could have repercussions for all of existence and the tension between the team and the Phoenix entity is about to come to a head. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jan 25, 2018

    This has to be the most emotional entry in the Phoenix Resurrection series. It started to make me think about how the environment around us might make us complacent. Are we moving within our own bubbles in order to feel more comfortable in "pseudo" upward mobility? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 27, 2018

    I admit that I'm happy to see Jean return (she'll always be Marvel Girl to an old-timer like me), and thankfully, the story of her return - so far - has been a great one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Jan 24, 2018

    Action, comedy, emotion--yep, sounds like a great X-Men story to me! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Jan 26, 2018

    Jean Grey is in her own little bubble, the X-men are on the case but what is the Phoenix's intentions plus cameos from Dead X-men can only lead to trouble. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 24, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #4 is where even for one issue this felt like an actual X-Men book. There was a sense of danger in every direction, and sometimes the best thing about the X-Men books was the constant fear for what dangers lurk around the corner. When that danger is the Phoenix, anything goes. Nightmares and daydreams did in fact spill over into the world, revealing mind-bending cracks in this reality to both Jean and the X-Men. The next issue is where all cards should be laid on the table, and hopefully they make all of this build-up worth the investment put into this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Jan 25, 2018

    Matthew Rosenberg gives us many of the answers weve been clamoring for in another outstanding outing for the Phoenix. Issue #4, like the other 3 before it, will leave you wanting more, upset that it will still take a whole week to find out how it turns out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 24, 2018

    The issue is better than what we've been seeing and it feels like we're finally getting some movement in things. Moments aren't wasted here but again some of the dialogue and interactions is a bit stilted and silly. There's a lot of characters but only a few are the focus. So, it's overall it's just ok. But, at least we're getting somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 26, 2018

    Ultimately, the cinematic scope and eerie atmosphere make up for a frustratingly slow pace. Despite its flaws, we'll still be on the edge of our seat next issue as Logan approaches that diner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 26, 2018

    All in all, Phoenix Resurrection continues to be off-kilter for an event book, but I'm eager to see if that untraditional approach winds up paying off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Roger Palmer Jan 27, 2018

    The last big issue before the end of this series ends with a cliffhanger and delivers a disappointing resolve to the return of "dead" X-Men, after months of building it up before this series was even released, just got thrown aside, which is a shame. I'm really hoping the final issue ends on a better note as this has been a very slow building mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jan 24, 2018

    Though PHOENIX RESURRECTION #4 finally provides answers, the issue unfortunately leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 24, 2018

    Disappointing X-Men events are, sadly, nothing new at this point. However, Phoenix Resurrection is proving especially frustrating as it fails to take advantage of a return fans have been waiting 15 years to see. This penultimate issue may deliver plenty of answers regarding Jean's return, but it does little to convey its emotional impact or true significance. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 28, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4 is the worst issue of this big X-Men event. Instead of getting the reader excited for the ending Matthew Rosenberg's story ended up losing all its momentum. And for such something that should be a significant moment, now I am more excited about fast forwarding past the Phoenix Resurrection story rather than seeing how it ends. That is not the feeling that the return of Jean Grey should have. Read Full Review

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