Johnny and the rest of the Fantastic Four gained their powers from Cosmic Rays. The rays effects seemed to wear off Ben, turning back to normal on their own, the day Spider-Man and Wolverine visited to get the money for their newspaper delivery. While talking, Reed secretly used a "Cosmic Ray" gun on Ben, turning him back into the Thing as they didn't want to be the Fantastic Three. Saddened, the Thing asked to join the pair and the trio left in the Fantasti-Car. Human Torch was on the side of Captain America's forces for the "Civil War" opposing the registration of users of the play park.