UPDATE: Marvel on Monday announced the mutants joining Jean Grey on her so-called Red team. They are Namor, Nightcrawler, Wolverine (Laura Kinney), Laura's sister Gabby, a Wakandan mutant code-named Gentle, and new character Trinary.
“We’ve also got one more fan-favorite hero joining the team in this first arc,” X-Men group editor Mark Paniccia said in comments provided by Marvel. “As the threat level escalates, Jean needs to build a highly specialized team…not just those she trusts, but allies who can survive the oncoming storm.”
Check out covers from Marvel's 'Phoenix: Resurrection' miniseries
The following is solicit text from Marvel:
This January, fan-favorite mutant Jean Grey returns to the X-Men and the Marvel Universe…and she’s not alone. Do Jean and Phoenix bring the world life? Or is the destruction of the universe imminent? The mystery unfolds in this five-part epic from writer Matthew Rosenberg, featuring five different superstar artists, including startling 3-D motion covers with art by Leinil Yu!
And what about young Jean Grey, currently time displaced in the Marvel Universe and battling her own Phoenix visions? It all culminates in JEAN GREY #11, the PHOENIX RESURRECTION tie-in which will see young Jean fighting her biggest psych war yet – against the Phoenix!
First, they killed her. Then, they resurrected her. Then, they killed her again. Then, they resurrected her again. Now, Marvel is giving the born-again Jean Grey her own team book, "X-Men Red," due out in February, the publisher announced Friday.
The new series, to follow this winter's "Phoenix: Resurrection" miniseries, will be written by Tom Taylor ("All-New Wolverine") with art by Mahmud Asrar ("All-New, All-Different Avengers") and covers by Travis Charest, Marvel said in a statement.
“The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I'm very excited about the story we're telling in these pages," Taylor said in comments supplied by the publisher, promising a mix of fan-favorite characters and new mutants. "To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I'm hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth.”
“Jean Grey has been one of my favorite characters ever since the Dark Phoenix Saga, so I'm pretty excited to be a part of her return,” Asrar said. “The stories we plan to tell really capture the essence of the X-Men I read lovingly growing up.”
Paniccia says "Red" will feature new uniforms, a new team headquarters and "a surprise villain at the end."
Marvel announced in September it would be bringing Grey, one of the founding X-Men, back from the dead after killing her in 2003's "New X-Men #150." The company also recently resurrected the original version of Wolverine in its "Marvel Legacy" special and revealed the equally non-living Professor X to be alive on the astral plane in the pages of "Astonishing X-Men."
Issue #1 of "X-Men Red" is scheduled to arrive in comic shops Feb. 7.
Marvel to celebrate Jean Grey's return with 'True Believers' reprints
The following is solicit text from Marvel:
This winter, fans can relive some of their favorite Phoenix classics with a line of Phoenix-themed TRUE BELIEVERS comics.
Reproducing some of the most iconic Phoenix stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are the perfect way for readers new and old to get caught up in the Phoenix phenomenon! Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings, including Phoenix Bizarre Adventures #27, which will be available to fans in color for the first time.
• True Believers Phoenix Featuring Cyclops & Marvel Girl Reprinting X-Men (1963) #48
• True Believers Enter The Phoenix Reprinting X-Men (1963) #101
• True Believers Phoenix Returns Reprinting Fantastic Four (1961) #286
• True Believers Phoenix Classic Reprinting Material From Classic X-Men #13 & #18
• True Believers Phoenix Bizarre Adventures, First Time In Color, Reprinting Bizarre Adventures #27
• True Believers Phoenix Vs Sabretooth Reprinting X-Men (1991) #28
• True Believers Phoenix Wedding Reprinting X-Men (1991) #30
• True Believers Phoenix What If Reprinting What If? (1977) #27
• True Believers Death Of Phoenix Reprinting New X-Men (2001) #150
• True Believers Phoenix Origins Reprinting X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1