Marvel has recently announced that the original Jean Grey would be returning in Phoenix Resurrection after a 14 year absence. She’ll have some catching up to do since quite a bit has happened since we last saw her, including having a younger version of herself running around with the X-Men.
Marvel has now made it know what the adult Jean will be doing once she gets settled in–leading her own team of X-Men.
After Phoenix Resurrection, Jean’s story will continue in X-Men: Red, a new series written by Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine) with art by Mahmud Asrar (All-New, All-Different Avengers Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor) and covers by Travis Charest.
Taylor made the following statement:
“As an X-Men fan, as a Jean Grey fan, as a Mahmud Asrar fan, and as a Travis Charest fan, to be asked to write X-MEN RED is a dream. The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I’m very excited about the story we’re telling in these pages. I’m excited for Jean Grey’s vision for the world, and I can’t wait for Marvel readers to meet our team of established fan-favorites and brand new mutants, and to see them in action. To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I’m hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth.”
Asrar also commented on the upcoming series:
“Jean Grey has been one of my favorite characters ever since the Dark Phoenix Saga, so I’m pretty excited to be a part of her return. The stories we plan to tell really captures the essence of the X-Men I read lovingly growing up. It’s just a delight to be working with this team. I have been working on many components of this book, including the designs of the characters old and new, and I haven’t been this eager to see the response to this book in a long while.”
As seen above, Jean will have a new costume. There will also be a new headquarters and characters showing up. As for who else will be on the team, we’ll have to wait to find out. The first issue is on sale February 7, 2018.
Here’s a video of Jean, over the years, released by Marvel this week.
What do you think of Jean’s return, costume, and having a new team?