“Everyone involved [in Avengers vs. X-Men] seems to have forgotten that it wasn’t ACTUALLY Jean Grey who sacrificed herself in the original Dark Phoenix Saga. Has that been re-retconned?” – You: “Yes, many years ago.” When did that happened? Can you give me issue or something?
I’m sure one of the folks online here can point to the specific issues, but it was revealed in CLASSIC X-MEN and Grant’s NEW X-MEN run, among other places.
As an old-school X-fan who dropped off the franchise somewhere around #250 of Uncanny way back when (And then came back for Morrison’s NewXMen), I’m curious about this: The Dark Phoenix Saga was Jean again? I have a vague memory of it being a Jean-and-Phoenix-created clone for all intents and purposes because the real Jean was too burned up from radiation damage, but hardcore X-fans! What’s the story here? And if the DPS happened with the real Jean, how was her X-Factor-era return retconned to make sense? Fill me in, please?
(While I’m asking for story help from the hardcore X-fans, I’ll throw in another one that’s bothering me about AvX: Has there ever been a story that makes sense of Scott’s belief that the Phoenix is the mutant messiah? His intense belief that its arrival can only be good seems at odds with a man whose experience of it includes his wife dying twice because of it…)