One of the most popular X-Men epics of all time, revealing the birth of perhaps the deadliest force in the galaxy--Dark Phoenix.
Piloting a shuttle through a deadly solar flare, Jean Grey saves the X-Men, but is possessed by one of the universe's most powerful forces--the Phoenix. As she adapts to her new powers, the mutant team launches an assault against the clandestine organization known as the Hellfire Club. Once inside, however, Jean is tricked by the villain Mastermind into betraying her teammates. She becomes first the Hellfire Club's Black Queen and then Dark Phoenix, as the power to destroy worlds bursts forth uncontrolled. Shooting into deep space, Jean destroys an entire star system, then encounters a cruiser piloted by the spacefaring race the Shi'ar. When the cruiser is obliterated, the Shi'ar queen decrees that the Phoenix must die. But only the X-Men can hope to stop Dark Phoenix, and save Jean Grey.
About the Author
Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Editor, Stuart Moore's comics and graphic novel work includes the original science-fiction series Earthlight, Shadrach Stone, and PARA. He has written Web of Spider-Man, Namor, and Wolverine Noir, the adaptation of the bestselling novel Redwall, and two volumes of the award-winning The Nightmare Factory. He wrote Civil War, the first in a line of prose novels from Marvel Comics, and Thanos: Death Sentence.
“Fans of the original novel will find a loyal adaptation by Moore, and readers only familiar with the film versions will learn some new nuggets inside some favorite characters’ backgrounds” - Borg.com