If you picked up select Marvel comics last week, you got another peek into the ominous Age of X, this time teasing at the fate of one of the most beloved X-Men of all-time: Jean Grey, aka Phoenix.
“When the Phoenix Force found Jean Grey, she was successfully concealing her telepathic and telekinetic abilities from her family, friends and neighbors,” reveals Age of X writer Mike Carey on how life unfolded for this Jean. “But the Phoenix isn't something you can easily hide—or easily assimilate—when you're dealing with it alone, with no guidance or support and no one else to turn to. When Jean lost conscious control of the power that was building inside her, she was in the city of Albany, New York. There no longer is a city of Albany in New York, just a crater, which has been preserved in perpetuity as a monument to the disaster. And for mutantkind, as whole rafts of repressive legislation were passed without opposition, it was a disaster that kept on giving…”
You can take a peek at this historical log for yourself by downloading a QR Reader to your Smartphone and using the code to the left for exclusive access.
For a brand new code and more info on what led to the Age of X, pick up the following new Marvel releases, on sale now:
BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513
BULLSEYE: PERFECT GAME #2
CHAOS WAR #4
CHAOS WAR: THOR #2
DEADPOOL PULP #4
HALO: FALL OF REACH – BOOT CAMP #3
THOR: FIRST THUNDER #4
WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN
And come back here to Marvel.com next Wednesday for your next clue!