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Review: Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the return of Jean Grey!

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey collects issues #1-5 by Matthew Rosenberg, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, Joe Bennett, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Ramon Rosanas, Belardino Brabo, Rachelle Rosenberg, VC’s Travis Lanham, Sunny Gho, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Marte Gracia, Nolan Woodard, Christina Harrington, Chris Robinson, Darren Shan, and Mark Paniccia.

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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and team GP is dealing with Super Bowl hangovers, the flu, and preparing for tonight’s episode of Graphic Policy Radio! While you count down for that brand new episode, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Onion – Man Prefers Comic Books That Don’t Insert Politics Into Stories About Government-Engineered Agents Of War – The Onion nails it as usual.

AndroidGuys – Best apps for reading comic books and visual novels on Android – Some helpful tech info.

Jakarta Globe – New Comic Books to Bring Young Indonesians Back to Museums – Very interesting and also wondering how well it’s going to work.

The Beat – Calista Brill and Gina Gagliano promoted at First Second – Congrats to both!

The Beat – IDW’s San Diego Comic Art Gallery Reopens to Big Changes – Great to see this still going.

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Abbott #1

Talking Comics – Dark Nights: Metal #5

Talking Comics – Eternity #4

Talking Comics – Phoenix Resurrection #5

Preview: Phoenix Resurrection: Return of Jean Grey #5

Phoenix Resurrection: Return of Jean Grey #5

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Khoi Pham (CA) Victor Hugo
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $4.99

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 it may just be a facade, but made by who? And why?

Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. Their worlds will violently collide as Jean searches for an opening and the X-Men fight for closure. But when they are brought together, will the X-Men be reunited with their long-lost teammate – or something darker?

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d folks get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Marvel leads reorders last week with Phoenix, Vision collection; Star Wars Thrawn top advance reorder – For those that enjoy the horse race.

ComicBook – ‘I Am Legend’ Director Reveals He Wished He Had Been More Faithful to Original Story – We wished he did too.

 

Reviews

IGN – Amazing Spider-Man #794

IGN – Doomsday Clock #3

Talking Comics – Ice Cream Man #1

IGN – Legion #1

IGN – Phoenix Resurrection #4

ICv2 – RWBY

The Beat – Something City

Review: Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4

If you’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on for the past three issues, Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #4 lays it all out there. The reveal by writer Matthew Rosenberg is interesting if a bit too literal. Its taken four issues but we’re finally here.

Unlike last issue, this one feels like there’s actual movement in the story with the X-Men now having an idea as to what’s happening and a better idea as to what to do about that.

There’s some solid moments in the issue as well as some clunkers as Rosenberg is hit and miss in the dialogue. Hellion for instance has a line that had me cringe. Some of the statements by characters just don’t flow well. But, there’s also moments that had me laughing. So, it’s a bit of a mixed bag of an issue when it comes to that.

The art by Ramon Rosanas is decent but not exactly earth shattering. Scenes with Jean in her world and things catching on fire are impressive in a way. There’s a horror tinge to it that is intriguing and the idea and delivery is cool. What’s behind her is burning but when she turns it’s not. It’s a subtle idea but a neat one and looks great on a page. The final panel also hit me with a nice “hell ya” moment.

The issue is better than what we’ve been seeing and it feels like we’re finally getting some movement in things. Moments aren’t wasted here but again some of the dialogue and interactions is a bit stilted and silly. There’s a lot of characters but only a few are the focus. So, it’s overall it’s just ok. But, at least we’re getting somewhere.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Ramon Rosanas Cover Art: Victor Hugo
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Lettering: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.25 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Root – How io9’s Evan Narcisse Went From Writing About Comics to Writing Rise of the Black Panther – For those interested in writing comics.

CBR – Snowpiercer Ordered to Series By TNT – Hells yes!

The Beat – “Black Widow” Film Enlists Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer – About damn time.

The Comichron – Batman: Dark Prince Charming leads advance reorders; Hawkman Found #1 repeats – Not too surprised by this based on responses to our review.

The Ithaca Voice – Downtown Ithaca: 2 new restaurants, expanded comic book shop – Congrats on expanding!

 

Reviews

IGN – Avengers #675

IGN – Old Man Hawkeye #1

IGN – Phoenix Resurrection #3

Comics Bulletin – Rocko’s Modern Life #2

IGN – Star Wars: Darth Vader #10

Comics Bulletin – Witchblade #2

Review: Phoenix Resurrection #3

For the first three issues of Phoenix Resurrection, the same teaser text has been used. Ironically, that repetitiveness feels like it exemplifies this event which, while not bad, has some serious pacing issues.

Phoenix Resurrection #3 continues the mystery and search for the Phoenix which is believed to be behind weird phenomena. Meanwhile, the strangeness has been upped a level in Jean’s world as she’s being haunted by the Phoenix. That sound familiar? Because that was the first two issues as well.

While not bad, the first three issues of this event has been rather slow and boring. Writer Matthew Rosenberg has been building the anticipation but scenes feel like they’re played out multiple times and really, not a whole lot has happened. The comic has everyone running around trying to figure out what’s going on but now a new psychic is pulled in to help the X-Men out and they’re pointed in a new direction.

The art for the third issue is by Joe Bennett. While all three issues have had similar styles it feels odd to have such a high profile comic have so many different artists. This isn’t Bennett’s fault, it’s just an odd choice. The characters look solid and environments interesting but as a whole there’s nothing here as far as art that makes me say “wow.”

It’s an issue of building and while that’ll work when read in one sitting, it doesn’t as individual issues. One wonders how this would have read if it was released all at once as a graphic novel. While I’m still reading the event to see where it goes, I generally feel like I haven’t missed much up to this point. Some editing to speed up the pacing would have absolutely helped the first three issues and it should be interesting to see how the rest of the series goes but so far this is greater hype than entertainment.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Joe Bennett Cover: Victor Hugo
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: Curse Words Vol. 2 TP (Image) – Charles Soule and Ryan Browne have done such a great job on this book. For Christmas I like to buy graphic novels as gifts, and the first volume of this series made the list. If you like goofy titles with some great art, look no further than this series featuring Wizord, the wizard with an attitude, and a talking koala.

Mister Miracle #6 (DC Comics) – Tom King and Mitch Gerads have done a great job on this book, and doing it in their own original way. This is a totally different take on the Scott Free you may (or may not) know. This gets us halfway through the 12 issue limited series.

Royal City #9 (Image) – A return to the form that lets Lemire shine. Here he does the art, and the writing and both go so well together. This series touches on small town America, loss, and real family problems that are relatable.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Phoenix Resurrection #3 (Marvel) – This has been a trippy ride so far, and I am living for every second of it. The nods to X-Men dead and gone, mentions of past writers from X-Men history and a story that has you second guessing everything equals a story that I haven’t really seen before, and I can’t wait for my girl to FINALLY make her return to the Marvel Universe and to see where she’s going to go from there.

Avengers #675 (Marvel) – Something BIG must be happening to bring all the Avengers teams together to face it. I’m excited to see all the teams join forces and curious to see what this new cosmic threat will bring. Maybe erase Secret Empire from our memories? One can hope.

X-Men Blue #19 (Marvel) – The last couple of issues have been fun, seeing the team bounce through different periods of time, meeting alternate versions of X-Men and being told they’re the reason the various times are so dark and bleak. Is it really the fault of the X-Men? I’m still pointing my finger at the furry blue guy who brought them all through time in the first place. But, still curious to see where this all leads.

X-Men Gold Annual #1 (Marvel) – Excalibur reunion! The cover is enough to get me excited for this annual. And look, Brian and Megan are parents, awwww!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Mech Cadet Yu #5 (BOOM! Studios) – The fact this series has been turned into an ongoing has me beyond excited. On its surface this series is giant robots being piloted by kids, but underneath there’s also a story about class and privilege. A fantastic all ages series that’s one of my favorites being published today.

Action Comics #995 (DC Comics) – Booster Gold and Superman running around time! So far the storyline has had a great retro vibe to it all and there’s the march to issue #1000! Really exciting to see where this series and character is going.

Catalyst Prime: Accell Vol. 2 #3 (Lion Forge Comics) – My favorite of the Catalyst Prime comics is their take on the classic speedster superhero. There’s just something fun about it all and how it’s differing itself from all of the others out there.

Coyotes #3 (Image Comics) – A multilayered story that could be about a young girl fighting werewolves or it could be a deeper story about the exploitation of women and immigrants and fighting against the abuse they endure.

Old Man Hawkeye #1 (Marvel) – I loved the character in the original story and have been wonder how this miniseries will hold up. We’ll find out soon I guess and I’m excited to revisit this future world.

Preview: Phoenix Resurrection #3

Phoenix Resurrection #3

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Victor Hugo
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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 it may just be a facade, but made by who? And why?

Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. Their worlds will violently collide as Jean searches for an opening and the X-Men fight for closure. But when they are brought together, will the X-Men be reunited with their long-lost teammate – or something darker?

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – IGN Fires Editor-In-Chief For ‘Alleged Misconduct’ – Good to see folks cleaning house.

ICv2 – Five Trends to Watch in the Comics Business in 2018 – Think these will happen?

Newsarama – Jim Baikie Passes Away At 77 – Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The Comichron – Kirkman’s Oblivion Song again leads advance reorders; Hawkman Found tops reorders – For those that dig the horse race.

 

Reviews

IGN – Batman #38

IGN – Batman and the Signal #1

Comic Book – Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepus Chronicles #1

IGN – Guardians of the Galaxy #150

AiPT! – Iceman #9

Geek Dad – Nightwing #36

IGN – Phoenix Resurrection #2

IGN – The Walking Dead #175

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