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    Fantastic Four #289 (Marvel Comics, 1986). 4/1986 - "Rip Wide the Sky!" Part 1 of 4. Guest-starring Nick Fury. Story by John Byrne. Art by John Byrne and Al Gordon. Cover by John Byrne. Construction on the new Baxter Building continues (it was destroyed by Kristoff in Fantastic Four (1965-1996 1st Series) #278-279). Meanwhile, when Reed is taken captive by the dangerous tyrant Blastaar the rest of the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury, and S.H.I.E.L.D. mount a desperate rescue operation that will take them into the very heart of the Negative Zone. Witness the return of one the FF's most dangerous and powerful adversaries. All this plus the villain Basilisk is murdered by the Scourge of the underworld!

    Publisher: Marvel
    Category: Modern
    Page Quality: WHITE
    Artists/Writers: John Byrne story & cover John Byrne & Al Gordon art
    Significance: "Death" of the Basilisk. Nick Fury, Blastaar & Scourge appearance. Annihilus cameo.
    CGC census 12/19: 22 in 9.8, none higher.

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