Jean Grey Is Better Off Without the Phoenix

Jean Grey has been dead in the comic books for 15 years, but now she’s back with a twist that completely changes the game for the character.

Warning: full spoilers ahead for Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey and X-Men Red!

Jean Grey was brought back to life by the Phoenix in the pages of January’s Phoenix Resurrection #5. But instead of bonding once more with the cosmic entity that gave her incredible powers, Jean turned the Phoenix away. It was a truly shocking twist, but it immediately made sense why the folks at Marvel Comics decided to do it: Jean Grey is better off without the Phoenix.

Art by Mahmud Asrar. (Marvel Comics) Art by Mahmud Asrar. (Marvel Comics)

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