I don't know why 'Phoenix' is pronounced 'fee-nicks' considering we don't say 'basketball shees'. The English sometimes - it's confusing.
If anyone knows Bill Seinkeiwicz's cover for the 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga' then you'll easily recognize where I swiped this thing from. When I first saw that image as a teen I was immediately struck by how awesome it was and that comics can be elevated beyond it's orginal presentation of being a desposable medium - it really, really, REALLY resonated with me. So much so that I'm trying to redraw it now! Hah! I'll color this up this weekend and see how it goes - but I'm telling you, it'll never be as good as the original.