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Jean Grey #2 (of 4)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


The Dark Phoenix has haunted Jean Grey since it emerged from Jamaica Bay. But what if the Phoenix had chosen…someone else? The love story of Cyclops and Jean Grey is one of the most beloved in Marvel Comics’ history. Now witness a legendary creator break their hearts – and their minds. But this is no “what if.” Jean Grey is not where she is meant to be…and neither is the rest of mutantkind.

Stunning secrets will be revealed as Jean Grey lays the groundwork for her next shocking appearance in “Fall of X”!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    As Jean Grey once said, “I’m the only ‘me’ that ever was.” Jean Grey #2 reminds audiences why she’s the best she is at what Phoenix does. Simonson, Chang, and Maiolo knock it out of the park again, and if they continue to do so, this series is set to be essential reading for any fan of Jean Grey or the X-Men.

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    This is not to say that this story isn’t enjoyable (it is), or that it doesn’t have the potential to impact the outcome of the Fall of X story currently in progress (it does), it’s just that it feels, well, a little bit overdone. It’s fun. There are a few good moments and some interesting twists. But it nevertheless reads almost exactly like one of those What If? stories I mentioned before, and frankly I expected a little bit more from an icon of Simonson’s caliber.

    Bernard Chang is obviously having a hell of a lot of fun with this art. He maintains a high level of energy, and a playful dash of fun, in his line work no matter how dark the story gets. It’s always a pleasure to see his work in a book. Marcello Maiolo’s colors are rich and lively, adding a welcome sizzle to the pages.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I love Jean’s journey in this series and Simonson does a fantastic job of bringing the reader back to a pivotal moment in the character’s life. The story takes some interesting and unexpected twists and turns and I loved the “what if” element of the plot. The story unfolds as both internal struggle and investigation and every element of it works for the reader.

    The Art: Chang delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I love the visual style of the series and this issue delivers some fantastic action and compelling imagery.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    The first issue of Jean Grey was more about establishing the general direction of this mini-series. Now with Jean Grey #2 Louise Simonson and Bernard Chang were able to go all in with tapping into the potential of the series’ foundation. In the process Simonson and Chang are able to take the “What If…?” concept to give greater insight into Jean Grey’s character as her role in Fall of X develops.

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    Jean Grey #2 calls back to an earlier point in Jean’s life that defined her. The only twist is that through her constant search to find where she went wrong, she ends up changing a small detail of action or exchange of emotions that creates an alternate reality where outcomes aren’t meant to happen. As Jean’s persistence grows, it’s only a matter of time before Jean discovers exactly where it all could have been better. Don’t miss out on this one. You can purchase this issue at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold.

  • 60

    Jean Grey #2 carries on its mission this week with an update focused on the Phoenix. A brief flashback about the powerful entity brings us up to speed and shows just how deadly the force can be. Jean begins losing her most precious people to the Phoenix’s might, but at the end, an idea crops up that could remove the entity from Jean’s life forever.

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