You’ve probably heard the old saying “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While this is true, a version of this can also be applied to the X-Men character Jean Grey, where nothing is certain except her death and eventual resurrection.
Since her death in 2004, fans have been quietly waiting for her return. Well, the wait is finally over with Phoenix Resurrection, which promises to show the return of the classic character. Will she be the Jean Grey that readers remember or will she something more sinister? I guess you’ll have to read to find out.
To make it easy to read, I’ve put together the Phoenix Resurrection Reading Order Checklist. It includes every need to know about what to read, creative teams and release dates.
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Jean Grey #1-10
The Jean Grey solo series, which stars a younger and time displaced Jean, has been building up to the Phoenix Resurrection story.
If you’re someone who NEEDS to read everything then check those out. If not, start with Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #1.
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #1 (of 5)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Leinil Yu.
Available from December 27th.
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #2 (of 5)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Carlos Pacheco.
Available from January 3rd.
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #3 (of 5)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Joe Bennett.
Available from January 10th.
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #4 (of 5)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Ramon Romanas.
Available from January 24th.
Jean Grey #11 (tie-in)
Written by Dennis Hopeless. Art by Victor Ibanez and Alberto Alburquerque.
Available from January 31st.
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #5 (of 5)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Khoi Pham.
Available from January 31st.
After Phoenix Resurrection
Spinning out of the conclusion of Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey will be a new X-Men team series called X-Men: Red. It will feature the resurrected Jean Grey leading a team featuring Nightcrawler, Namor, Laura Kinney (aka X-23 aka All-New Wolverine) and others.
Writer by Tom Taylor. Art by Mahmud A. Asrar.
Issue #1 available from February 7th.
Will You Be Reading Phoenix Resurrection?
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Have your say!
Where can I find the reading order for the phoenix and the dark phoenix sagas?
Not the best place to start but you can if you’d like
This post is from December, but hopefully this comment reaches you. I have never read Jean Grey/X-Men comics so would I be lost if I started here? or would this be a good “jumping on” point for Jean Grey/X-Men?
There is some reference to older stories in it, but you could always use this story as a sampler. If you like it and find it interesting you can go back and check out some of the other Jean Grey stories.
Also, Marvel has a recap/summary page at the front of all their comics to help people catch up. It comes in handy if you need a bit more context to the story.
The thanos solo series should be mentioned here as well seeing as it brought back the Phoenix force