Dr. Reed Richards has become encouraged that evolution on Earth was triggered by cosmic radiation in space. Going with his four friends into space they go to investigate and get exposed to the radiation of the clouds first hand. Upon returning to Earth they all find they have contracted super powers, except Reed who only gets away with a facial scar. The group of four others than become a superhero group called the Fantastic Four who must fight against Reed, now a super villain known as Dr. Doom who plans to overthrow them to save his company.