Radiated by cosmic rays during a space flight, Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue (Storm) Richards (The Invisible Girl), Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), and Benjamin Grimm (The Thing), return to Earth with super human powers. Reed can now stretch his entire body like rubber. Sue can turn invisible and later finds out she can produce force fields. Johnny bursts into flames, but finds he can control the flame and fly. Ben turns into an orange rocklike monster with the strength of hundreds. They decide that their abilities should be used for the betterment of mankind and follow this pursuit and become the world's greatest team of superheroes, The Fantastic Four