An experiment by Professor Randolph James involving Compucord Plus causes his machine to short-circuit, setting back work on the evolutionary accelerator for years.
Meanwhile, Blastaar crashes out of the Negative Zone and into the Baxter Building. After a fight with the FF, Blastaar escapes into the sewers underneath NY.
While Sue, Ben and Johnny go after the other-dimensional attacker, Reed returns to Prof. James who had called for help after being beat up by some punks. James uses the accelerator on himself to heal his wounds.