Marvel Comics has shared a first look at Phoenix, a new ongoing series which will see Jean Grey leave the X-Men to embark on her own cosmic adventures as a solo superhero. Here’s what you can expect…

As one of the most powerful heroes on Earth, Jean Grey’s infinite potential sets her apart from even her fellow Omega-Level mutants. This July, as the “From the Ashes” era begins and the X-Men regroup across the globe, Xavier’s first student will ascend to the cosmos in Phoenix

The new ongoing series will make Jean the universe’s newest saviour in a title that’s heading our way from writer Stephanie Phillips (Spider-Gwen: The Ghost-Spider) and rising star artist Alessandro Miracolo (White Widow).

During the final moments of Krakoa, currently being told in Rise of the Powers of X and X-Men Forever, Jean Grey finds herself at the epicentre of creation and rebirth known as the White Hot Room.

However, what shocking metamorphosis occurs that leads to her adopting a new costume and taking to the stars as the Phoenix? And with her deadly reputation preceding her, will the galaxy kneel or cower before her greatness?

She is Jean Grey. She is Phoenix. She saves the world. She brings death. One woman, alone in space, who not only must do what no one else can: she yearns to. A desperate S.O.S. from Nova brings the Phoenix to the edge of a black hole, where hundreds of lives hang in the balance…and whatever Jean does – or fails to do – will bring darkness to the universe and haunt her in ways she can scarcely imagine.

“Jean is one of the most powerful characters I’ve ever written,” Phillips explained. “The beauty and challenge to Jean is that she is imbued with a cosmic force alongside the morals, shortcomings, and empathy of a human being. The dichotomy between those two is something incredibly special about Jean, and means that she is constantly doing a dance between humanity and absolute power.”

“So, that dance is what we hope to have on full display in this story… a cosmic ballet that shows how beautiful the Phoenix Force can be when working in tandem with Jean Grey. And let me assure you, Alessandro Miracolo has made that cosmic dance look absolutely gorgeous.”

Miracolo adds, “This is fantastic! Being an X-Men fan since I was a kid, I’m so happy to work on such an important character like Phoenix, and Stephanie’s writing has been incredible! Depicting Phoenix out in the cosmos and unleashing her energy has been thrilling and simply epic, and there’s also really emotional moments that I hope to make the most of.”

This is all part of Marvel Comics’ X-Men line relaunch; putting Jean front and centre in her own series as she heads into outer space for solo adventures as a space-faring superhero is a bold move on the publisher’s part. It’s also one that’s incredibly exciting. 

Check out Yasmine Putri’s Phoenix #1 cover below.


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