Panel from Star Brand #13 (March 1988); script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Tom Palmer, colors by Andy Yanchus, letters by Joe Rosen
Panel from Marvel Graphic Novel: The Pitt one-shot (April 1988); script by John Byrne and Mark Gruenwald; pencils by Sal Buscema; inks by Stan Drake; ink assists by Chris Ivy and Donald Hudson; colors by Janet Jackson; letters by Agustin Mas, Michael Heisler, and Rick Parker
Panels from Justice (1986 New Universe series) #18 (April 1988); script by Peter David, pencils by Lee Weeks, inks by Tony DeZuniga, colors by Janet Jackson, letters by Agustin Mas
That first panel above (from Star Brand) is accurate, and that panel at the top of the Justice page is not: Ken Connell was hovering above the earth when he set off the Star Brand, and therefore the hole named "The Pitt" that destroys Pittsburgh is actually the lower part of the energy sphere.Well, here, check it out in your Official Handbook of the New Universe:
from Marvel Graphic Novel: The Pitt
"And the New Universe would never be the same again."