Another challenge on the list accomplished for the year: a graphicnovel
I’ve been a fan of the X-Men movies, but had never really kept up with the stories taking place through the comic books over the decades. The powerful telepath, Jean Grey, has long been my favorite member of the X-Men, and the story of her transformation into Phoenix was devastating. When I discovered that X-Men issues 129-137 covered this story arc and had been compiled into a single graphic novel I was excited!
In 2006 Marvel released the movie The Last Stand which depicted the rise and fall of Phoenix. The comics, which ran from January through September of 1980, explored these same events but followed quite a different series of events. The movie was very emotional, depicting a heartbroken Wolverine being the last one able to stop Phoenix, a resurrected Jean Grey, from destroying the world. In the…
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