April 9, 2012 2 Comments
You’re probably aware that the first issue of Avengers vs. X-Men came out this week. Technically the second issue since they had an issue #0, but you know what I mean. And if you are aware of that, you’re also probably aware that the big deal is about the Phoenix Force and how it relates to one Hope Summers.
What bothered me about the first issue (which I will get to when I finish up my eXaminations) was when Captain America went to Wolverine asking about the Phoenix Force. Wolverine gave a description about how it used Jean Grey as a host and she ended up having to kill herself to stop it. Besides being pretty mistaken on the facts of the original Phoenix Saga (again, wait for eXclamations on that note), I thought about how the usage of the descriptions of the Phoenix Force around this point have been inconsistent with what we’ve learned about it in the three decades since Jean first rose from Jamaica Bay all fiery and whatnot.
But then I realized that I didn’t really have a handle on just what exactly the Phoenix Force was. And I’m not a dumb comic nerd. I can explain Psylocke. I know the deal with BOTH Xorns. Hell, I could even tell you about post-Crisis Hawkman. Yet still I struggle with just what the deal is with Phoenix.
So for my sake, as well as yours, I’m going to go over what I know about the Phoenix. Sure, I could look it all up, but this is where I am coming from in my thoughts on the matter, so you, fair reader, will understand my AvX thoughts.