Thursday, February 7, 2008
-sigh- Marvel teases to Phoenix... again
Remember just how perfect the original Phoenix/Dark Phoenix storyline was in the mid-70's? The 40-issue long story of power, corruption and sacrifice? The story that made Jean Grey one of the most poignant characters in comics?
Well, the legacy of that storyline is about to get dumped on again. I was alright when they brought Jean back to life the first time — in fact, that first "X-Factor" series is my favorite run of any comic ever. But then 10-years-later they made her start to show signs that she was still Phoenix. Then Grant Morrison came and completely perverted the Phoenix mythology. Then came "Phoenix: Engsong" and then "Phoenix: Warsong."
It was all enough to want to burn my copy of Uncanny X-Men #137.
Oh, and that's not even to mention all the times Marvel has tried to tease fans with resurrections that were never to be.
Well, today Marvel released this image with a caption of "Stay Tuned..."
Yes, it's either another crappy storyline or a crappy tease to a Phoenix Resurrection. When are you boys at Marvel going to learn?