Appearing in "Like a Phoenix!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Like a Phoenix!"Edit

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  • Cover art by Byrne and Austin, per signatures on original art.[1]
  • A flashback sequence (3 pages) was re-done by Claremont, Guice and Austin.

  • Page One says "Special Thanks to R. Stern and K. Busek. (See trivia section below for more details)
  • The flashback portion of this book was severely altered and, as a result, John Byrne (who had written and drawn most of the story) refused to have his name appear on it. According to Byrne, the changes were written and drawn by Chris Claremont and Jackson Guice. Hence, the story reads somewhat disjointed in part, regarding the nature of the Phoenix.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[2]


  • In Byrne’s original version of the story, Phoenix was intended to be a clearly selfish, evil being that trapped Jean to use her humanity as a pattern to gain a body. Jean fought back with the only weapon left to her, by telepathically dumping her entire personality onto Phoenix, making the creature believe it was truly Jean Grey and act accordingly.
  • Kurt Busiek (whose name was misspelled in the credits as "Busek") was still a fan during the Dark Phoenix Saga. However, he came up with the idea of how to bring Jean Grey back from the dead, circumventing Shooter’s edict that Phoenix, being a mass murderer, had to stay dead.

See Also

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  2. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:


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