I’ll never forget when I picked up my first comic book in 1985. The comics medium instantly hooked me. If you’re one of the more than 300,000 listeners to the ComicsVerse Podcast, then you know the comic I’m talking about is UNCANNY X-MEN #132 and that it takes place smack dab in the middle of the classic “Dark Phoenix Saga.” Jean Grey instantly became one of my favorite X-Men. She still is to this day. That is why, with great fanfare, I am proud to present MARVEL’s JEAN GREY #1 arriving in stores on May 3.

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Dennis Hopeless will write JEAN GREY #1, and MARVEL could not have chosen a better writer for this project. Unlike other writers, Dennis Hopeless has a unique and keen understanding of Jean. He was one of the writers of ALL-NEW X-MEN and, more poignantly, X-MEN: SEASON ONE. Dennis Hopeless’s work on X-MEN: SEASON ONE no doubt got him inside the mind of a younger, pre-Phoenix version of Jean Grey, a version similar to the version of Jean that will star in her eponymous series, aptly titled JEAN GREY.

Newer fans to the X-Men have difficulty severing Jean’s character from the Phoenix while old school fans like myself know that Jean Grey has an identity separate from the Phoenix Force. It is this very generational quagmire that Dennis Hopeless deals with head on in JEAN GREY #1. Jean, time-displaced from her teenage years to the present and fully aware of pitfalls that her future self will endure, becomes aware the Phoenix may be returning to Earth somehow. Make no mistake, Jean’s about to fight like hell to make sure she doesn’t suffer the way her older self suffered. She is more determined than ever to carve a new life path for herself. It’s bound to create some incredible drama.

READ: Jean Grey is discussed, analyzed, and celebrated in this podcast episode!

Artist Victor Ibanez is no stranger to working on X-Men comics himself. He previous did the art for EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN and Greg Pak’s STORM. To say the art contained in this issue looks nothing less than extraordinary is an understatement. You’ll love the bright colors, the one-of-kind take of Jean’s depiction, and her fabulous new wardrobe!

David Yardin, Stephanie Hans, Marguerite Sauvage, Leonard Kirk, Shawn Crystal, Dave Cockrum, and Dave Williams created covers and variant covers.

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  1. Justin Gilbert Alba

    April 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hope you enjoy it! I’m not entirely sure just what to expect yet, but I can’t wait to read it! We’ll have an interview up with Dennis Hopeless, the writer, very soon!


  2. D. Bethel

    April 6, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Excellently written response. I’m excited to check this new X-Verse out (hadn’t bought a new X-book since the ’90s).


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