It’s a sad Christmas issue.
Johnny throws away the present he had bought for Alicia before he learned she was a skrull impersonator. It’s uncommon for a “new team coming aboard” retcon like this to actually be dealt with over more than one issue. Usually, those kinds of solutions are done quickly and cleanly so the new creators can tell the stories they want to tell. Thing is also haunted..
…By Dr. Doom, who got in his head last issue. And if Thing’s upset, that means it’s time for Yancy Street.
And that mean pranks…
But best of all, for Christmas Reed has invented a machine to make a cast for Ben Grimm.
Creators: Tom DeFalco and Paul Ryan