“The Trial of Jean Grey” continues as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Starjammers, and band of time-displaced X-Men make their way to the Shi’ar homeworld as Jean Grey‘s trial for the crimes an older version of herself committed while under the control of the Phoneix Force begins.
No big movement is made in the overall storyline as the heroes only arrive planetside (and the trial begins) as the issue comes to a close. However, Guardians of the Galaxy #12 does have some nice character moments between Cyclops and his father, as well as X-23 comforting the leader of the X-Men after a very long day. We also get Jean Grey finally seeing the evidence of the Phoneix’s destruction for the first time.
With two more issues to the arc it will be interesting to see how the writers resolve the conflict. Will the heroes simply rescue Ms. Grey, will Gladiator be forced to admit the woman he’s judging isn’t the same one who committed the atrocities, or will the intervention of an outside force (Jason? The Phoenix?) tip the scales? Worth a look.