Synopsis for “The Brutal Betrayal of Ben Grimm!”
Fed up with being the “fall guy” of the group, Ben Grimm leaves the Fantastic Four and leaves New York City for Jersey. While Reed and Sue clean the Baxter Building, Alicia Masters shows up and they tell her about Ben’s departure. Meanwhile in New Jersey, an invisible force draws the sleeping Thing into a large mansion where he is captured by the Frightful Four. The Wizard uses a hypnosis machine to make Ben his obedient slave.
When the Fantastic Four find a lead on where Ben is, they travel out to New Jersey and are soon attacked by the Frightful Four. During the fight, Thing arrives and attacks his former comrades, adding the extra strength the Frightful Four needed to defeat the Fantastic Four. All the members are bound by different booby-trapped restraints: Medusa shows her sadistic intelligence is equal to her strength, as she has Trapster imprison the Invisible Girl in a giant plastic bag which is impervious to Sue’s force field. With Reed glued to a wall with the Trapster’s paste, the Wizard convinces the Thing that it is Reed’s fault that he is a monster and tells him to that he should kill Reed. Ben announces that after he kills Reed, he will get Sue and Johnny, like he should have done a long time ago.