Marvel announced in October that original X-Men member Jean Grey will get her first solo series, written by Dennis Hopeless and drawn by Victor Ibanez. Unlike her teammate Iceman's solo series, this will not be current, modern Jean Grey, but her time-displaced past self.
Unfortunately, the Jean Grey we have is a wildly unprepared teenager. Our Jean needs to level up in a hurry. She needs to step into those huge shoes and become the full grown badass we all know she will eventually. So... she straps in and heads out to get some life experience."
Hopeless has written Jean Grey in All-New X-Men and X-Men: Season, so he's familiar with the character. Even though it's been awhile since he has, he's been brushing up on her.
So for 'Jean Grey,' I re-read a bunch of my favorite Jean Grey stories and all of the more recent stuff to make sure I still had her voice... But once I started scripting, she came back pretty quick. I like Jean's brain. It's fun to be back in there.
Hopeless also isn't against bringing in other Phoenix-related figures, including Quentin Quire, Hope Summers, and the Phoenix Five, an American popular music group (citation needed).
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By Stuart Immonen
By David Yardin