Phoenix Resurrection Issue #4
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Coloured by Rachelle Rosenberg
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Lettered by VC’s Travis Lanham
What you need to know:
Jean or Phoneix have created what appears to be some sort of shielded town full of resurrected mutants and deceased friends and family.
As her memory appears to be returning the Phoenix rocks up in front of her, meanwhile Emma Frost guides the X-men to where Jean may be, could they have finally found their friend once more.
What just happened?
Its morning whatever happened Jean survived but something strange is happening as she is seeing dead mutants and the odd cameo from long forgotten mutants, whatever this place is seems to be burning behind her, could the Phoenix have created some form of safe haven for Jean to keep her from the world perhaps?.
As I read through the story realising there is only one more issue to go I almost don’t want this to end the journey bringing back Jean is that a jigsaw puzzle, each piece you get to complete the full picture.
The X-men have gathered on the outside of this pretend bubble town Kitty knows this is the Phoenix doing and it could be bad for them, Hank reminds a gung ho Hellion that the Phoenix make be forever and can never be killed, but it is nice to see him in the mix showing he has a pair.
Inside the X-men find the place burning, see old friends burnt to a crisp, the two Bobby’s are quite amusing together thou especially when Kitty picks them up for it.
It’s dead X-man vs the living X-men and it is epic, but is it Jean’s doing or Phoenix? There are some awesome fight scenes and some unsaid vendettas scored but not much gets passed Kitty she sees the distraction being created and takes a team to find Jean to end this desperately on the way Old Man Logan gets a kick ending a Madrox but I am disappointed these dead X-men are not sharing any banter.
Kitty, OML, Magik, Adult Booby and Polaris find the dinner ironically call Annie’s but Jean is only seeing what she wants to see or is the Phoenix preventing her from seeing her friends.
So what is this place and where does Jean fit in it only a God or maybe Hanks knows?
One thing that really hacked me off is Old Man Logan saying that Young Cyclops should not go in to see Jean and that it should be him his not even from 616 but he loves here, I know one Kitty wants him to go in there in case he has do what he do best
Other than that the art is incredible and really makes you feel like you’re in hell right next to the X-men. There are some great moments between characters in this issue and look forward to seeing the final part of this jigsaw complete in the final issue.
Although I would not say this is the greatest X-story ever it certainly gets the job done.