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Jean Grey, Vol. 1: Nightmare Fuel

(Jean Grey (2017))

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  452 ratings  ·  83 reviews
When the teenage Marvel Girl traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her adult counterpart. Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, that Jean Grey was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Now, determined to escape that future, young Jean sets out to write her own destiny. But when she has a premonition ...more
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Published October 31st 2017 by Marvel
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kristen b ♡
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, comics, owned

i’m a huge jean grey fan of her original self and the past stuck in the future self so maybe i’m just biased but this has me HOOKED from issue one. young jean is so adorable and her thoughts throughout this were so funny and soft.

i really love the concept of volume 1 and i like the features of all the former phoenix hosts and thor (can we just take a moment to appreciate jean wielding mjolnir? that’s My lady thor!). i loved how big of a role hope had in issue 2 , a lot of pe
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I loved Dennis Hopeless's Spider Woman, but his new Jean Grey series is pretty dreary.

Young Jean Grey from the past (jeez, those guys are still around) hears a mysterious voice in her head and sees visions of the Phoenix Force, so she thinks that she can't escape her fate and that the Phoenix will eventually come for her like it did for the other, original Jean Grey. Naturally, she and a friendly Bamf embark on a quest to travel the world and meet as many Marvel characters as they can to... I d
Paul E. Morph
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jean Grey, Jr. is understandably worried that the Phoenix Force is going to come for her like it did Jean Grey, Sr. back in the day. Not being the type to just roll over, she goes to some more experienced folks for advice and training. Cue some very cool guest stars...

Having initially been doubtful about this book I ended up really enjoying it. Turns out I really like time-displaced Jean and found her solo title very entertaining.
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Marvel Team-Up featuring Jean Grey. Jean gets a vision of the Phoenix coming after her and starts hearing voices in her head. So she and Pickles the Bamf tour the Marvel universe first talking to other Phoenix hosts and then trying to prepare her for battle with the Phoenix. It was all just kind of bland and boring and seemed headed no where but maybe a future miniseries.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was really disappointing. A young Jean Grey deals with the potential of becoming The Phoenix. Issue #1 was solid and had a potential story to build. I felt the following issues in this volume just were ways of joining up cooler characters with Jean. The young Jean was kinda boring. I probably wont continue with this.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Thor’s issue was definitely the highlight for me, I hadn’t known that he appeared in this volume which was a nice surprise! I also liked Betsy’s appearance as well. However, everything else was predictably average and nothing really gripped my interest or entertained me at all.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought it was pretty good, I was never a fan of Jean Grey, but I'm digging her new personality, huge fan of the art as well, love Jean's facial expressions, she looks so loveable.
L. McCoy
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want a fun superhero story.
I just gotta say I am happy that this character has her own series. From what I understand this is her first solo series despite the fact that she is one of the most powerful Marvel characters. This is good.

What’s it about?
Jean thinks the Phoenix is in her head and going to fuck everything up (Side note: I notice some interesting similarities between Phoenix and Venom). The X-Men do some tests and claim that this is not the case. Jean is not convinced.
Chris Lemmerman
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
[Read as single issues]
Teen Jean Grey isn't the most compelling character, I don't think. Especially not of the Original Five time displaced X-Men. And yet, here she is in her own ongoing series, and it's actually...pretty damn good?

The gist of the series is that the Phoenix is coming, and Jean's worried. Which, given her future self's track record with the Phoenix, makes sense. So she enlists as many people as possible to help her prepare for its arrival. Each issue is then Jean learning a valu
Shannon Appelcline
The X-Men solo comics have usually been pretty bland, but with Hopeless writing this one, and with other recent successes like Lemire's Old Man Logan and Taylor's All-New Wolverine I was willing to give it a shot. And, the first issue was pretty good, with Hopeless really going to the heart of young Jean's character and setting her up in contrast to old Jean.

Sadly, the rest of the book isn't any good. First, it becomes Jean Grey Team-Up, giving us insufficient time with our protagonist and reall
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads

This brand-new Jean Grey-centric comic book series stars a teen Marvel Girl who travels through time to the present, completely avoiding the Dark Phoenix timeline. The only problem? The Phoenix still wants in. To prevent her fate, Jean teams up with Marvel favorites like Thor and Psylocke to try and prevent the inevitable in this fun, new series.
Morgan Wren
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I just marathon read this, vol 2, and the Phoenix Resurrection mini series on a plane today. I think that this volume was the 2nd best of the three.

I liked that Teen Jean had her own voice and personality. There was some good reflective moments where they mention how flat her original character was. She was constantly shifting between sex-object, damsel in distress, and live in maid of the original X-men. It would be nice to see that tradition being broken, with Teen Jean running her own X-men t
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, marvel
More enjoyable than I was expecting, but my enjoyment was a rather soured by jean grey showing up at the end (look, it's timetwisty, you'll know what I mean if you read it), and just the repetition of how many times we're told Jean's an Omega-level telepath. OKAY WE GET IT, can we have more of jean learning how to be badass? No? Fine.
C. Varn
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Refreshing and frustrating

Hopeless does a good job of reviving the teenage Jean Gray, but every issue series of crossovers with the only consistent thread being fear of becoming the Phoenix becomes tiresome. Thor, Psylock, Dr. Strange... The crossovers don't always seem to add much to the title. Enjoyable but still a bit slight. It is clear, however, that Marvel is aiming it's X-men comics and their one-off titles at younger teens and moving anyway from the hyper-convoluted mutant soap opera th
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New Jean Grey

This is different than what I was use to seeing and a different story line than what I was use to.
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this so much, but I just couldn't. Nightmare Fuel started off really well, and extremely promising. But then it flopped. There wasn't a clear path of plot, and a lot of the story made no sense to why things were happening.
Ross Alon
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like Dennis Hopeless. He gets these characters, And his writing is fun. But X-men characters books are always small in scope and feel insignificant so unless you are a real x-men fan, you can skip this.

As for the plot, you can call this (and the following volume) deconstructing of the phonix, somewhat similar to as iron-man arec from a few year ago.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-men-books
It's time displaced Jean Grey in her own series.. something the primary Jean Grey never got, and to be honest a solo book is something I never expected for any of the time displacees. This feels like a tour around the Marvel Universe with Jean Grey... wait-a-minute, that's exactly what this volume was with a phoenix-ish sub-plot. 6 out of 12
[2nd reading] This actually is quite funny and well written! Ooh for rereading. Jean seeks guidance on building defences against the Phoenix The issues with
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The following scene has played out umpteen times in the past decade:

*closes comic book*

"Wow, that was fantastic. Who wrote this one again?"

*turns comic book over*

"Oh, of course. Dennis Hopeless. Again."

Honestly, Hopeless is one of the great underrated writers in the industry, and in this series he's writing one of the most underserved personalities in the Marvel Universe. Jean Grey is a huge name in Marvel history, but her importance as a mythical harbinger of flaming psychic apocalypse has alwa
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-comics, marvel
"I'm Jean Grey. Yeah, no. No that Jean Grey. No Phoenix Force here. Never destroyed a planet. Never tried to murder my friends. Also means I've never died in the love of my life's stupid arms, a genocidal madwoman corpse, all decked out in her burgundy bad-guy clothes.
Pretty okay with not being that Jean Grey, frankly.
That other Jean, grown up badass, seen-and-done-it-all Jean. She's my nightmare.
Her shadow will probably always stretch further than mine. But maybe that's cool. Maybe I can lear
Adam Fisher
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Time displaced Jean Grey, leader of X-Men Blue (formerly known as the All-New X-Men) has a problem on the horizon. The Phoenix is coming. It can't be stopped, and no one knows exactly when, but IT IS COMING.... and she must be ready to receive it or fight it off.
Reaching out with Cerebro to others who have hosted the Phoenix and survived, she meets up with Magik, Hope, Rachael Summers, Colossus, and Quentin Quire, hoping that they have advice for her. Alas, they are either haunted by their expe
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Continuing the great x-read of 2017/18...

Can I make a confession? I have grown tired of the Phoenix. Sure, there have been great Phoenix stories told in the x-books (even beyond the original sagas) but a lot of the stories revolving around the Phoenix power just aren't that good. And for me, I think the last nail in the coffin of the Phoenix power was the most recent mess when it split among the X-folks and lots of people punched each other and the whole world was changed but then it all was cha
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jean Grey is one of my top favorite X-Men characters of all time. The Jean Grey that has lived, died, lived again, died again etc. The time displaced one is like drinking a flat soda to me. She is her but isn't but Marvel is poised to bring back one of the greatest X-Men of all time starting with this first volume of time-displaced Jean Grey's series. Jean has been having visions of the Phoenix coming back to Earth and she is rightfully terrified because every time the Phoenix and Jean Grey come ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics2017
I never liked Jean Grey or understood why she was so loved. Yes, there's the Dark Phoenix Saga. But I started reading X-Men in the mid 90s and Jean was pretty meh. Until Emma and Scott hooked up, Jean was just there being loved and admired by her teammates for no reason I could see. It was a lot of telling and no showing.

This Jean Grey is interesting. She's flawed, she's angry, she's dealing with way too much. She does something remarkable--she goes to former Phoenix hosts for advice. Something
Drown Hollum
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: superhero
This was a lot of fun and easy to love if you're a fan of Teen Jean. Her arc was my favorite part of All-New X-Men, and her preoccupation with not becoming her now deceased future self, is a very X-Men problem, examined through the teen girl lens. (My favorite lens of all!) This series has her globe-trotting, chatting up different denizens of the Marvel U, all in anticipation of her inevitable date with the Phoenix Force. A lot of great character work gets done between those lines, as Hopeless c ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it liked it
A 6 issue training montage; it was cute.

While reading this volume all I kept asking my self-was "The phoenix force? AGAIN? Is Jean a character outside of that storyline?". In all truth, the main storyline is one that sadly will continue to be explored over and over again. I hope one day Jean can have another storyline that is not being Cyclops girlfriend or the host of the Phoenix.

I did not like Jean at first but by the end of this volume, she grew on me. She is cute, spunky, and funny. I love
Amy Rae
Dennis Hopeless continues to be one of X-Men's more mediocre writers, in the weirdest darned way. On the one hand, he comes up with (or gets assigned) really great ideas with a lot of promising character development. On the other hand, he tends to suck at differentiating dialogue between characters*, which makes the actual execution of his ideas way less exciting than the concepts themselves. That said, time-displaced Jean Grey is really fascinating in a lot of ways, and I love the art. Worth pi ...more
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marvel has title, anchored by a woman, and it is a sort of picaresque set of encounters with characters with more draw or more quirk than the title character. With Gwenpool and Squirrel Girl, more draw. With Jean Grey the once and future Phoenix, quirk as often as draw. These things are often building to something, though with Gwenpool and SquirrelGirl it is a lot less substantial than apocalypse and psychological collapse. Some of these chapters are fine as a stand-alone, allowing for differing ...more
The Lost Dreamer
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: super-heroines
I know it's a little bit childish, but I've actually enjoyed reading this volume. Call me silly, but I've always had a soft spot for Jean Grey and it saddens me that she hasn't had any decent stories in the last... 30 years? I don't know. I think her character could always be so much more than what she got. And jet, this teenage and scared version of her seems quite attractive. Of course, it's just and excuse to bring a handful of Marvel characters for a few pages, but I kinda like her naive way ...more
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