Fantastic Four #286 [Direct]
(January 1986)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.65 USD; 0.30 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Michael Carlin (Editor); Michael Higgins (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #116, 200, 358)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Like a Phoenix... (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Jean Grey
Reprints

Like a Phoenix! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne; Chris Claremont (pp. 24-29)
Pencils
John Byrne; Jackson Guice (pp. 24-26)
Inks
Terry Austin; Jackson Guice (pp. 24-26)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hercules; Black Knight (cameo flashback); Namor, the Sub-Mariner (cameo flashback); Wasp (cameo flashback)]; Jean Grey; Edwin Jarvis; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (flashback); X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman; Beast; Wolverine; Colossus; Storm; Nightcrawler; Banshee; Professor X] (cameo flashback); Sentinels (cameo flashback); Stephen Lang (cameo flashback); Doctor Peter Corbeau (cameo flashback)
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in part from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #263 and continues in part in X-Factor (Marvel, 1986 series) #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.)
The original unaltered pages ran in the X-Men: Phoenix Rising Premiere hardcover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Forum / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Higgins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Owen Johnson, Erik Gerdes, Michael Pickens, Timothy (full name and address lost by embarrassed assistant editor!)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Like a Phoenix...
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Like a Phoenix!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Forum
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