The Dark Phoenix Saga is an early and well-loved storyline from the silver age of the X-Men. It details the resurrection and corruption of Jean Grey by the Phoenix Force, complicating her romance with Cyclops, and ending with her death in issue #137, considered by Jay and Miles (and many others) to be the definitive issue of X-Men. Elements of the story were later heavily retconned.
X-Plained In: Edit
- Episode 012 - Inner Circle Jerk (the beginning of the primary Dark Phoenix arc)
- Episode 013 - Last Stand on the Moon (the conclusion of the saga)
- Episode 021 - Kurt Busiek at the Coffee-a-Go-Go (Kurt reveals he is responsible for the great Phoenix retcon)
- Episode 053 – Sometimes They Come Back (the Phoenix retcon and the return of Jean Grey)
Mentioned In: Edit
- Episode 007 - Cyclops Has a Good Day
- Episode 008 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Claremont
- Episode 012 - Inner Circle Jerk
- Episode 013 - Last Stand on the Moon
- Episode 022 - Through Death and Through Life
This list is incomplete.