“There is a time to live, and a time to sleep. You are an echo, River. Like Clara, like all of us. In the end, my fault, I know. But you should have faded by now.”
The original John Byrne-written and drawn sequence from FANTASTIC FOUR #286 revealing how the Phoenix became Jean Grey, along with some comparisons to the published pages, rescripted by Jim Shooter and Chris Claremont and redrawn and modified by Jackson Guice. Some of these came from Ferran Delgado’s blog.
Wow. John Byrne really wanted to make the Phoenix a completely evil entity. Guice did a great job. I never really caught on that there was another artist involved.
This is also reprinted in the Phoenix Rising collection.
OH MY GOD