When Reed Richards
, Sue Storm
, Johnny Storm
, and Ben Grimm
travel into space, they are affected by cosmic radiation and gain superpowers. Reed Richards becomes able to flatten his body as thin as paper and stretch to great lengths so he dubs himself Mr. Fantastic
. Sue Storm can become invisible and create force fields, so she now goes by Invisible Woman
. Johnny Storm gains the power of pyrokinesis. He can cover his entire body in flames as. He also gains the power of flight because heat rises. Johnny finds that he can hold his arm within inches of gasoline without setting it off. He becomes the Human Torch
. Ben Grimm's skin turns rocklike and impervious to most harm, and his strenght increases immensely. Upset at his new appearance, he christens himself The Thing
Together, these people decided to use their powers to benefit mankind, and become the...Fantastic Four. The identities of the Fantastic Four are publicly known.
Recaps1x22: Shell Games recap
: Susan and Ben are helping Reed install new security equipment in the Baxter Building. Johnny is busy having H.E.R.B.I.E. add racing stripes and flames to the Fantasticar. They're interrupted when Iron Man, clad in one of his older gray suits, opens fire on the building. Ben is knocked off the building and Susan goes to her rescue. When Iron Man scratches the Fantasticar, Johnny attacks him. Reed confirms that the suit is worn by Tony Stark's bodyguard while Ben leaps onto their attacker. He fires a blast into Ben's face, knocking him loose. He falls onto the Fantasticar and Iron Man blasts Susan back. Angry, she cuts off the armor's helmet with a force field and they discover that it's empty. It continues to attack them and Reed confirms that it's operated by remote control. More Iron Man suits arrive and attack the team... read more.1x20: Out Of Time recap
: In the age of dinosaurs, Reed warns everyone not to touch anything so they can avoid changing the future. Ben looks guiltily at the Tyrannosaurus Rex he was forced to knock out. He also warns them not to mess with the temporal stasis devices on their arms that allow them to exist in the past. They are unaware that a small robot spider-drone has attached itself to the Fantasticar. Reed tries to figure out how the dinosaurs were wiped out, and Johnny points out the giant meteor heading toward them. They quickly leave as the meteor strikes... read more.1x17: Doomsday Plus One recap
: An ocean liner is putting out to see from New York City when a giant sea creature attacks it and sinks it as the crew leap to safety. The tugboat pulling it out almost goes under with the wreck until a flying man lifts it clear of the water and dumps it on the dock. The man announces to the crowds that he is Namor, Ruler of Atlantis, and all surface-dwellers are banned from using the oceans and seas... read more.1x16: Strings recap
: As Ben and Johnny try to sleep and find themselves the victims of each others' practical jokes, a robot drone flies toward the Baxter Building. Reed is working in his laboratory while playing chess against H.E.R.B.I.E. when the computer suddenly stutters and says one word: Doom. Meanwhile, the drone's cloaked passengers enter the building and blast down a vault door. Inside are various pieces of equipment, including Dr. Doom's mask. The intruders uncloak and reveal they are Doombots... read more.1x15: Molehattan recap
: The day starts normally, with the Torch using the Thing as a frying pan and Reed Richards vaguely having created some scientific gadget. However, Sue is more concerned about the fact that the news has been broadcasting editorials against their presence in the city. The mayor and the police chief arrive… to kick them out of the city... read more.