The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born. The Phoenix Force is an immortal, indestructible, and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life. Born of the void between states of being, the Phoenix Force is a child of the universe. It is the nexus of all psionic energy which does, has, and ever will exist in all realities of the omniverse, the Guardian of Creation, and a de-facto guardian of the M’Kraan Crystal.
The M’Kraan Crystal was a huge pink crystal of unknown origins, which was older than known history. Inside of the crystal there was a beautiful alien city, that outstretched the room that should have been there by far. Also there was no movement, as time and space had no meaning here. At the center of the city was a glowing energy sphere, which hosted a neutron galaxy. The sun of this neutron galaxy was a nexus point of all matter and antimatter of not only the universe, but all the different realities in existence. The crystal also housed the White Hot Room.
The White Hot Room is a realm that serves both as the afterlife and a base of operations for the Phoenix. Death described the realm as “the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of all– where the physical universe merges with the domains of the spirit and imagination.”
The Phoenix is among the most feared beings in all of existence — having the power to cut and re-grow any part of the universe, as well as destroy it entirely, which is part of the Phoenix’s purpose: “The Judgment of the Phoenix”, to burn away the obsolete. The Phoenix Force is described as being “the embodiment of the very passion of Creation – the spark that gave life to the Universe, the flame that will ultimately consume it.” It has been confirmed that the Phoenix Force will return in the upcoming 12 issue story arc Avengers vs. X-Men. The event has the Phoenix Force returning to Earth to reclaim Hope Summers, the “Mutant Messiah”, which will lead to a confrontation between the Avengers and the X-Men on how to deal with its arrival. It has also been revealed that the Phoenix Force will be revealed to have a previously unknown connection with the Iron Fist legacy. Because of this current series we wanted to share a little about the Phoenix.
It has been said that Hope Summers is the reincarnation of Jean Grey the most famous host of the Phoenix Force. If that is true or we will see the return of Jean herself remains to be seen but it is a series (Avengers vs. X-Men) that you don’t want to miss. This is the culmination of stories about the Phoenix written since 1976. Old marvel Fans and new will be amazed what happens. When I asked Matt Fraction one of the writers of Avengers vs. X-Men at the Emerald City Convention what we had in store for the series, with out revealing what happens he said that things will be done in this series that have never been done in superhero comics before. Plus there will be a definitive winner and looser of the series and we will understand the Phoenix better from the series. Also he said that we can get the whole story by reading the bi weekly series which will be easier on the pocket book that other series have been in the past.
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