I was the War (Phoenix Resurrection #2 Comic Review)
Phoenix Resurrection #2
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Coloured by Rachelle Rosenberg
Inked by Rafael Fonteriz
Art by Carlos Pacheco
Lettered by VC’s Travis Lanham
What you need to know:
Previously on X-men, that’s right I already have that 90’s feeling Jean Grey is back but how plus she works in a cafe? Also other characters have returned from the dead Jean’s childhood friend Annie and her parents as well as the late Sean Cassidy and Scott Summers who arrives at the end of last issue with flower, can you feel the Love already.
The X-men split into three teams but on each mission not everything was as it seemed has they took on illusive villains and Wolverine, but when the sky is filled with a fiery bird you know the mystery will continue.
What just happened?
Alright so this issue continues the return of Jean Grey and the Phoenix so what do we see in this issue.
Jean whilst sleeping has use of her telekinetically powers lifting all her furniture in her room, it falls to the ground and she will regret dropping that iphone, those thing smash too easily.
What I enjoyed about this scene is that she is clearly dreaming about the moment she ask Wolverine kill her when they were head to their deaths way back in New X-men.
I guess it is clear Jean clearly does not truly know who she really is perhaps creating a universe based on instinct or is the Phoenix pulling the strings.
At the Xavier institute we find the X-men still searching for clues which Kitty leads, they know that the Phoenix has something to do with everything but they are debating if Jean is back. It is nice that Storm thinks Jean is back it is like a still have that sisterly bond that just knows.
Because all the telepaths have either been taken out of actions or missing they have no one to actually use Cerebro. Cable steps up to the plate but is does not end well.
There is another element which enters which Magneto is rocking up at the diner where Jean works, there is a nice moment here where he tells her that he is a teacher and a friend of her Teacher which she reviews to Mr Calaremont which I think is pure gold referring to the legend that told the original Phoenix tale.
The X-men teams are split into three groups to follow the stray coordinates that Cable was able to get. Iceman’s team run into Magneto, this is a pretty cool fight we see Longshot throwing metal knives at Mags probably was not the best idea, Chamber fires literally at Magneto and he also states he wants a fresh cup of something which is truly odd.
First of all there seems to be a nice steady built up in this issue giving us a chance of what feels like bonding with a smaller cast of characters in the story. Whereas in the last issue there was a big cast and not enough development, I always feel that if there is a big cast the characters fall short of being who they are.
It feels like there is a real plan and plot to this resurrection which is steadily being revealed through each issue like completing a big puzzle.
I enjoyed seeing good old fashion banter from Jubilee and Bobby as well as Erik getting involved to add a twist in the tale. With Cable on board it truly felt like an X-man issue and I have to say I have not been this excited about the X-men in a while.
One think that did excite me was hearing Cable describe to the others how it actually feels to use Cerebro, like you can actually see for the first time but someone is going to take your eyes away, Bobby chips in with you could have said it is hard to describe.
I like how there are more deceased X characters that may be alive as well there are so many possibilities to bring back some beloved x-members.