First Look At Marvel’s ‘Jean Grey’ # 1

One of the first X-Men, Jean Grey, finally has her own ongoing series, she just didn't have her own future...until now!

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Jean Grey was Phoenix, twice! And Jean Grey died, twice. That’s not a great track record, and that’s why Jean Grey is trying to avoid the path laid out by her future self!

This teen Jean Grey was thrust into the present day alongside her fellow original members of the X-Men to save their future, but they’re stuck here for good. Somehow, they’ve been replaced in the past and they have nowhere to go but forward. This would be considered good news for Jean, but she’s about to get a very unwelcome wake up call. The Phoenix force is still out there, and it’s coming for her. And if she wants to change her future, she’s gonna have to be able to defeat it herself.

In CraveOnline’s first look at Jean Grey # 1, the title heroine reflects on her counterpart’s past as she enjoys a brief moment of relaxation and contemplation. It won’t last for long…because the Wrecking Crew are in town!

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This issue was written by Dennis Hopeless, with Victor Ibanez as the artist, as well as Antonio Fabela and Jay David Ramos on colors. It also features a cover by David Yardin and variant covers by Dave Cockrum, David Williams, David Yardin, Leonard Kirk, Marguerite Sauvage, Shawn Crystal, and Stephanie Hans. Here’s the official description from Marvel.

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she’s visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her…and in this new ongoing series…she’s going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!

Jean Grey # 1 will be released on Wednesday, May 3 in comic book stores everywhere.

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Photo Credits: All images provided by Marvel Comics.