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Issue Details

Issue #286
Published January 1986
Cover Price 0.65 USD
Pages 36
Editing Michael Carlin; Michael Higgins (Assistant)

Cover Details - "Like a Phoenix..."

Characters Fantastic Four [She-Hulk; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch]; Jean Grey
Genre superhero
Pencils John Byrne (signed)
Inks Terry Austin (signed)
Letters Typeset
Reprinted In Essential X-Factor (Marvel, 2005 series) #1

30 page Fantastic Four story "Like a Phoenx!"

Characters Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; She-Hulk; Invisible Woman; Human Torch]; Avengers [Captain America; Hercules; Black Knight (Flashback; Cameo); Namor (Flashback; Cameo); Wasp (Flashback; Cameo)]; Jean Grey; Jarvis; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (Flashback); X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman; Beast; Wolverine; Colossus; Storm; Nightcrawler; Banshee; Professor X] (Cameo; Flashback); Sentinels (Flashback; Cameo); Stephen Lang (Flashback; Cameo); Doctor Corbeau (Flashback; Cameo)
Synopsis Reed Richards manages to free Jean Grey from the capsule the Avengers had found her in. While trying to restore her missing memories, Jean learns that she was replaced by the Phoenix, who in turn was destroyed by the humanity it gained by duplicating Jean.
Genre superhero
Script John Byrne; Chris Claremont
Pencils John Byrne; Jackson Guice
Inks Terry Austin; Jackson Guice
Colors Glynis Oliver
Letters John Workman
Notes Story continues in part from Avengers #263 and continues in part in X-Factor #1. According to John Byrne, significant portions of this issue were redrawn by Guice and rewritten by Claremont at the direction of Jim Shooter. (Note added by Brian Peck via the GCD Error Tracker, August 2010.)
Reprinted In Essential X-Factor (Marvel, 2005 series) #1