When BEN GRIMM left earth on an experimental space mission, he had no idea he would return to a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT life. He and the rest of the crew are exposed to COSMIC RAYS that result in MUTAGENIC CHANGES. Reed Richards becomes the elastic MR. FANTASTIC, Sue Storm is THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, Johnny Storm is THE HUMAN TORCH, and Ben transforms into a hideous rock creature dubbed the thing. what will happen to ben and the rest of THE FANTASTIC FOUR as they struggle with their NEW IDENTITIES? Will these newfound SUPERHEROES be able to foil doctor doom's EVIL PLOT?