Thing hosts a poker game at the Baxter Building against Hulk, Red Hulk and She-Hulk. He is captured alongside them and is taken by The Collector to be a part of his collection. The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Spider-Man free him along with the other heroes.
Hulk travelled to the Baxter Building in New York to use the Fantastic Four's Negative Zone portal. When Hulk and Thing enter the Negative Zone, Hulk and Thing end up fighting Blastaar at The Leader's lair. Annihilus is seen with the Leader where it was shown that Leader had confiscated Annihilus' Cosmic Control Rod and modified it. Blastaar was defeated by Thing while the Hulk battled the Leader. After Leader was defeated by Hulk, Annihilus reclaimed the Cosmic Control Rod and escaped.While Hulk was fighting Leader.
The Fantastic Four teamed up with the Agents ofS.M.A.S.H. to stop the Tribbitites invasion.He and the rest of the Cavalry helped the Hulk's battle the Kree invasion force.
Ben is a hard headed but soft hearted man, he's known to be hard and mean on the outside but to have a heart of gold, he's very self conscious about his appearance and often refers to himself as a monster but he appreciates his powers and uses them to bring justice to criminals alongside the fantastic four. Though he mostly appears tough as nails he's known to be a nurturer as he shows this towards Reed and Sue's children.
Due to exposure to high amounts of cosmic radiation Ben Grimm's body has mutated to enormous rocky proportions. He is almost as strong as the hulks and is almost as invulnerable as them. He can also breath underwater for extended periods of time. The Thing cannot age. This allows him to theoretically never die. He is an exceptionally skilled pilot, and also an expert astronaut. He is uniquely gifted in the art of hand-to-hand combat.