Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost – Silence, Psychic Rescue In Progress from New X-Men #121, Reprised (Spoiler)

Today, Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Russell Dauterman is published by Marvel Comics. But it is possible you might get a feeling of deja vu. But first, let's have a once-upon-a-time…

A couple of decades ago, Marvel Comics publisher Bill Jemas decided that it would be a great idea for every single issue of Marvel's titles that month would be silent. No (or hardly any) lettering. To create buzz – and save on paying letterers for a month. Hey, if that silent issue of GI Joe was such a hit, what about an entire month of comics?

Well, it was a bust. But one of the few issues that people remember was New X-Men #121 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. Which saw Jean Grey and Emma Frost team up to go inside the mind of the captured Cassandra Nova to discover what was going on. They found a trapped Charles Xavier in there, and learnt the relationship between the two.

Well in Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1's it's time to go inside the mind of Storm. And do you know what the title of this comic is?

Don't have your Krakoan cypher on you? That's okay. Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely will translate it for you, two decades previously.

Silence: Psychic Rescue In Progress. The exact same title for the exact same plot. They are Krakoan-lampshading this… and it keeps going. With Scott, Logan, Jean and Emma. And even matching the same panels and poses… from New X-Men #121.

And from Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1

The phallic symbology of from New X-Men #121.

And maybe something else from Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1

Scott and Logan hanging around waiting in New X-Men #121.

Beat for beat in Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1.

And the very spoilery final page from New X-Men #121.

And from Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1


How long until Sam Guthrie gets to meet the Children Of The Vault again?

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel's best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman, superstar artist of THOR and WAR OF THE REALMS! When Storm is in danger, it's going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the good of Krakoa!
Rated T+In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Giant-Size X-Men Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1 is out today from Marvel Comics… I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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