Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #5

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Khoi Pham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 30
8.0Critic 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
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 31, 2018

    Did Phoenix Resurrection: Return Jean Grey #5 make this search for Jean worth it? It damn well did. Some writers out there can take a few pointers on how to bring a hero back to life. This was a beautiful story told where they could finally break the cycle for Jean after so many years. Habits can kill, and they did time after time because Jean never confronted the Phoenix on this level. Whatever the future holds for Jean after this story, it is good to know that she moves forward with acknowledgment of everything that was, everything that she lost, and everything that she has to live for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Jan 31, 2018

    The heart and soul of the X-Men returns in this instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Feb 2, 2018

    Its a rollercoaster of emotions but Rosenberg handles it perfectly, giving us the Jean story we needed, even if its not the one many fans wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 31, 2018

    This is an amazing conclusion that creates a new life and purpose for Jean Grey. The story is paced well and delivers an epic conclusion that delves into some fertile emotional ground for the characters. The art is great and the contrast between both parts of the story works well with the change in style. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Feb 2, 2018

    I loved this ending, and would not have wanted this resurrection to happen any other way. Enjoy your potential nine lives Jean Grey. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jan 31, 2018

    PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 brings us what we've been seeking in this entire series. From unexpected reunions to a lovely revival of Jean Grey, we are treated to something special in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 1, 2018

    It's a solid mini-series with some genuine surprises along the way. Now we'll see what the future holds. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 31, 2018

    In the age where nobody is satisfied with anything, even when it's tailor-made for them, this book manages to take home a win. The original Jean Grey is successfully back in our lives. Phoenix Resurrection. continues the trend of righting the X-Men ship and buying the goodwill of fans back Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Paul Smerdon Feb 1, 2018

    The Phoenix wants Jean Grey to bond with it and be complete, but will she do that to save her loved ones or re-join the X-men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Roger Palmer Feb 1, 2018

    This is a fantastic finale to the series, amazing artwork and a big finish, though I can't help but think this series could have been done in just a few issues, since it really plodded along in the middle. It's a great finish to a mini series and so little too place in the first four issues, that a new reader could jump straight to the final, so this issue is well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 2, 2018

    What made Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey a success was its consistent focus on one major idea, and that was to remind us all why so many cared when Jean Grey died the first time decades ago. Has it fully accomplished that goal? Only time will tell. For now I can same I am excited for what a Jean Grey led X-Men book will be like and that is not something that was true prior to the start of this series. I for one consider that a success. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 31, 2018

    On;ly at the very end does Phoenix resurrection begin living up to its potential. Issue #5 carries the emotional weight that was almost entirely absent in the first four chapters. It's still disappointing that this issue doesn't devote as much time to the Wolverine and Cyclops scenes as it could, but in general this issue juggles Jean's complex, painful history well and sets the stage for her more unpredictable future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 3, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #5 did its job in setting the stage for what is next for Jean Grey. Matthew Rosenberg did a great job using key interactions with Scott Summers and the Phoenix Force to create an intriguing future for Jean Grey. It's just unfortunate that while there is a lot of momentum created for Jean's future the same can't be said for the rest of the X-Men. The X-Men's treatment throughout Phoenix Resurrection keeps this series back from being the home run it should've been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Will Morin Feb 5, 2018

    With what can now be seen as ten-ish years of build up, you could say this story has a lot to prove. Rosenberg could have tried to craft this epic homage to all things Jean Grey, and in a lot of ways he has, but in a lot of ways he also kept it simple. The return of Jean Grey is a piece of the decade-long Phoenix saga that has continued to appear, disappear, then reappear in the X-books. Kind of like a Phoenix, its gone in cycles, and this is just a piece of the story. Heck, it may not even be the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 31, 2018

    Phoenix Resurrection #5 has good intentions and two wonderful scenes but carries lots of baggage & struggles to answer why Grey had to come back. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 31, 2018

    Ultimately, Phoenix Resurrection is a tough book to crack, and one that would likely have some flaws no matter what the creative team, simply due to the overall state of the X-Men line. Read Full Review

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