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Title: Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey (2017-2018) #3 (of 5)
Author: Matt Rosenberg, Joe Bennett (Illustrator), Leinil Yu (Illustrator)
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.95/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 11, 2018
Book Summary: Beast doesn't know how or what shape it will take, but he knows they are running out of time before the Phoenix makes its true presence known.
Book Review: This issue starts us right off into an intense dream Jean Grey is having. In her dream, she finds herself piloting the space shuttle through radiation before it splashes into the water.

When she wakes herself up, she finds that she is not at home at all but in the middle of a supermarket surrounded by broken bottles of water. Jean has no idea what has happened and this scares her that she races off amid people whom want her to be checked out by the EMTs.

The scene changes to a father and son, whom are in the middle of Jamica Bay enjoying fishing. Unfortunately their tranquility is shattered when the Phoenix Force comes up out of the water and tips over their boat.

The X-Men are headed to the cemetery where Jean Grey lies. There they find her coffin empty and now they need to find her. Kitty knows of one person who can help them.

The scene returns to Jean Grey. She is at a car repair place where a young Wolverine is working on her vehicle. Unfortunately something said causes Jean's psychic abilities to appear and send Wolverine flying into the wall. As Jean apologizes for this, Wolverine simply brushes it off as nothing more than an earthquake.

The X-Men are in England with Emma Frost, who tells them she has already had a run-in with the Phoenix Force and it was not a pleasant experience. She goes on to tell them that during her time with Scott, she often finds his mind wandering, thinking of Jean.

And she knows where Jean is.

In New Mexico.

Jean is running from something. It keeps calling for her but she keeps ignoring it. It is not until she goes into a building and lock the door that it breaks it down to reveal the Phoenix herself.

The X-Men arrive in New Mexico only to find something is quite going on.

This issue gives us some really bizarre events that I have found even a bit confusing. Heck some of the storyline has been a bit confusing. That is until I have gone back through the first two issues and re-read them again to understand that Jean seems to have made each person appear to her. Maybe not realizing it. I am pretty sure she does it to give herself some familiar comfort in this isolated world.

But at the same time all of the storyline is coming together to give us a bigger picture but exactly what bigger picture it is remains to be scene. It seems that only the Phoenix has motivate to keep it under wraps until the time comes to reveal it. We know the Force is behind Jean's ressurrection but at what cost? Is that why the Phoenix is haunting younger Jean?

Still a lot of questions but still no real answers in sight at the moment. I am hoping that the next issues will fully wrap up this storyline and give us the answers we so desire.