Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 244
- Signed by writer/artist John Byrne (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
"Beginnings and Endings" Part 3 of 3. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. After an unprecedented victory over Galactus, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four face a major ethical decision: should they try to save the Ravager of Worlds or let him perish as his energies dwindle? Reed decides on the former and constructs a giant machine to revitalize Galactus! However, the Devourer of Worlds needs one more thing to complete his recovery...a new herald! In a stunning move, Frankie Raye volunteers! So where does that leave the Human Torch? First appearance of Nova (aka Frankie Raye). Cameo appearances by Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Wasp, and Doctor Strange. (Notes: This trilogy was reprinted in 1989 in the trade paperback titled "Fantastic Four: Trial of Galactus." Reed's decision to save Galactus will come back to haunt the FF beginning in Fantastic Four 257.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.