The Phoenix is coming
“It’s Coming.” As the graphic says, something major is coming back to the Marvel universe and if you look real close behind the words, I bet you can tell what it is. The Phoenix Force has long since been one of the major powers in the Marvel Universe ever since it’s introduction through Jean Grey? in X-Men ages ago. Yet with Jean’s death (and rebirth, and death, and rebirth, and finally death again) the Phoenix seemed to have gone away for the most part. But with this new teaser, it seems that it’s going to return.
The big question: does that mean Jean Grey will be returning or will the Phoenix be taking on another host? There have already been teasers that Hope, the so-called mutant messiah, has a piece of something in her that looks vaguely Phoenix-like — enough to scare the hell out of Emma Frost?! And she should be scared, because if it’s Jean come back… well, we know that Cyclops always preferred his foxy red-headed and Hope’s not Emma’s biggest fan.
Marvel didn’t add any insight to the teaser at the show, but it does look like Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Olivier Coipel, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Adam Kubert and John Romita Jr. are all involved.
While the publisher has yet to release the teaser image shown to fans at the convention, Marvel did send out the above “It’s coming…” postcard to comics stores and media outlets earlier this month. It’s unknown whether the Phoenix will once again take the form of X-Woman Jean Grey or another character, but the panel confirmed that the story will begin in Point One. A 64-page one-shot designed to set the stage for Marvel’s various 2012 events, Point One goes on sale November 11 and is written by Jeph Loeb, Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Fred Van Lente, Chris Yost and David Lapham, among others, and drawn by Ed McGuinness, Bryan Hitch, Terry Dodson, Salvador Larroca, Ryan Stegman, Javier Pulido, Roberto De La Torreand more.
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