"Call My Killer.. The Brute!"
The Counter Reed tells his story of how he was sent to explore the High Evolutionary's ship by Counter Earth's military and on his way, he flew through a cosmic storm and became the Brute. He traveled to Earth where he sought out his counter Reed and now he joined the Frightful Four. Now the Frightful Four make their ransom demands of $1 Billion but NYC is unable to come up with that kind of money. Everything backfires on the villains as the Impossible Man makes a mistake and burns out the power in the building, allowing the FF to escape and force out the Frightful Four, except for the Brute. Counter Reed takes advantage of Reed Richards' inability to stretch as the real Reed Richards is expelled into the Negative Zone. This allows the counter Reed to assume leadership of the Fantastic Four as he plots to get rid of the rest of the team.