Love him or hate him, Brian Michael Bendis is kicking goals on both All-New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. All-New X-Men has brought the original X-Men from the past into our present and has been an interesting series full of great character moments, action and drama. Guardians of the Galaxy has been the title that has helped revive Marvel’s cosmic line with its big action and character moments. Both titles are have been big sellers for Marvel, appearing towards the top of the chart regularly since they launched. So it is natural that they would eventually crossover, and crossover they have with “The Trial of Jean Grey.”
The Trial of Jean Grey is the first ever crossover with the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy and will see some big action on a cosmic scale. The Shi’ar, have kidnapped the teenage Jean Grey and put her on trial for acts she committed while possessed by the Pheonix Force as an adult. In order to save her the rest of the original X-Men will have to team up with Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Trial of Jean Grey will kick off on January 22nd in All-New X-Men #22.NOW and then alternating between Guardians of the Galaxy through January till March. Below is an easy reading order checklist that takes the confusion out of crossovers.
What is this .NOW business? Essentially anything that is labelled .NOW indicates that the issue is a good jumping on point for the series.
The Trial of Jean Grey will be written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art from the great Stuart Immonen and Sara Pichelli. You can take a look at a preview of X-Men #22.NOW here.
You can view reading order checklists for other events/crossover here.