Phoenix: Resurrection – which just dropped the first issue last week – has promised to bring Jean Grey (and maybe more?) back from the dead after over a decade missing from comic pages. Sure, we have the new young Jean Grey from the past, but the original is back and getting her own team. That’s right, Jean will be leading a unique mutant strikeforce in X-Men: Red, which previously revealed some of the team members we’ll be seeing join up with Jean on her new mission.
A recent preview from Marvel features another fan favorite X-Man appearing in the series, as Gambit graces the cover of X-Men: Red #3 before joining the team:
When Jean Grey leads her new team in the all-new series from Tom Taylor and Mahmud Asrar, she’ll be joined by a uniquely qualified strikeforce that includes heroes such as Namor, Nightcrawler, All-New Wolverine, her sister Gabby (Honey Badger), the Wakanda mutant Gentle, and a mysterious new character named Trinary.
And now, one more hero will join the fight.
Marvel is excited to reveal the cover to X-MEN: RED #3 featuring fan-favorite Gambit, who will team up with Jean to help battle against mankind and mutantkind’s most dangerous evil!
“Things have heated up with attacks on mutants across the globe,” says series editor Mark Paniccia. “We know that one of the X-Men’s most powerful villains is behind the chaos, but will Jean, Nightcrawler, All-New Wolverine and Honey Badger have a chance to stop the next deadly wave? A favorite Cajun mutant might be able to tip the scales in their favor… but at what cost?”
The adventure begins this February, and Gambit officially joins X-MEN: RED this April!
It will be interesting to see Gambit functioning on an X-team again, as the kinetic mutant hasn’t been part of an active book for a while now, only making a few appearances here and there in Uncanny Avengers since his time on Peter David’s corporate X-Factor team. You can check out Gambit’s arrival when X-Men: Red #3 – from Tom Taylor and Mahmud Asrar – hits comic stores in April, and be sure to follow Phoenix Resurrection to see how Jean makes her way back to the Marvel Universe!