Phoenix Resurrection Issue #3
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Coloured by Rachelle Rosenberg
Inked by Lorenzo Ruggiero
Art by Joe Bennett
Lettered by VC’s Travis Lanham
What you need to know:
Jean is back and working in a café it does not appear as if she remembers before she died however she does seem to appear to be having X related dreams. Magneto has his own agenda with the returned Jean and the X-men are still following leads, plus Cable and Cerebro are taking out of action. Lots of strange occurrences are taking place across the world and people in Jean’s life that should be dead seem to be alive.
What just happened?
We fire into this issue with waitress Jean flying the famous shuttle which almost killed her, in the dream she starts to drown, back in reality she had a nasty fall in what appears to be wine.
Kitty’s team are in the field to check the grave of Jean and it is empty, before that Beast and Dani Moonstar share words, I do now a days enjoy someone challenging Hank McCoy, Hank believes he can get cerebro back up and running and Kitty thinks she can get a psychic so maybe game on.
The next scene is pretty fun as we find Jean with someone else who is meant to be dead and let’s just say she uses her powers when he suggests something naughty. Straight into surprise number two who as a telepath would Kitty ask to help the X-men could it be the first evil she ever witnessed?
Whatever barriers Jean currently has in place to keep out who she really is are failing and it could be haunting her to revelation. Based on the tip the X-men may finally have their first solid lead but is it an illusion or real?
The story flows nicely I am really enjoying the nice touches in the story, the old dead hero popping up out of nowhere as well as old friends. I really think Matthew understands and respects the history of the X-men and has a great handle on the characters and the way they should be which is good for me as I appreciate the story even more. I do enjoy how the likes of the second generation such as Kitty and Dani are more empowered in the teams but it is an ensemble and works well with all the characters getting the right amount of development even after 30 years in the comic universe. I loved the art it felt very classy and classic.