Comic books in 'Trial of Reed Richards (Marvel)'
"Terrax the Untamed" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Iron Man and Thor. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. Terrax the Tamer is back with a vengeance! The former herald of Galactus (last seen in Rom 27) ambushes the Fantastic Four and brings death and destruction to New York City! In an awesome display of power, Terrax tears the island of Manhattan from its bedrock foundation and lifts the entire city into outer space! Now Terrax gives Reed, Ben, and Johnny an ultimatum...either the Fantastic Four destroy Galactus or Terrax destroys Manhattan! Cameo appearances by Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Aunt May. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from John Byrne, the writer and artist of the series.) Cover price $0.60.
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"Shall Earth Endure?" Part 2 of 3. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. Guest-starring the Avengers and Doctor Strange. The situation has come down to this...the Fantastic Four, the thunder god, the golden avenger, the star-spangled avenger, the winsome Wasp, and the Master of the Mystic Arts vs. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds...for the life of the Earth! Everything is on the line as the blockbuster battle rages on top of the World Trade Center! Will the 'Ravager of Worlds' finally add the Earth to his list of conquests, or can the greatest heroes on the planet do the impossible: defeat Galactus? Cameo appearances by Daredevil and Spider-Man. Cover price $0.60.
"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.
"Fragments!" Guest-starring Scarlet Witch and the Vision. Story, art, and cover by John Byrne. Don't miss one of the most significant stories in the history of the Fantastic Four, as mighty Galactus comes to the Skrull's homeworld! Plus, secrets are revealed about Galactus' relationship with Eternity and Lady Death, and his role in the universe. Plus, while examining the comatose android body of the Vision, Reed Richards suddenly goes missing and no one has a clue as to where, or why. Cover price $0.60.
"The Search for Reed Richards!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Silver Surfer. Sub-Mariner and Marrina cameos. Story, art, and cover by John Byrne. This story picks up after the end of Alpha Flight (1983-1994 1st Series) #4. Mister Fantastic mysteriously disappeared (see Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #257). Now, Sue, Ben, and Johnny begin the search for their missing teammate, and the enigmatic Watcher is coming along for the ride. Cover price $0.60.
Assistant Editor's Month - "The Trial of Reed Richards!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Princess Lilandra, Gladiator, the Watcher, Odin, Eternity, Galactus, and John Byrne himself. Story, art, and cover by John Byrne. Reed Richards, Earth hero and leader of the Fantastic Four, committed the worst crime in the galaxy...he saved the life of the World Devourer - Galactus (see Fantastic Four (Vol.1) #244). It's a trial that will draw the attention of major players in the Marvel Universe. Plus, witness the startling origin of Galactus! NOTE: This issue was published during "Assistant Editor's Month." A month where Marvel decided to allow the assistant editors to take control of all their titles for one month, and in some cases absurdity ensued. For instance, in this issue writer/artist John Byrne co-stars alongside the Fantastic Four in this pivotal story. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $0.60.