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The Fantastic Four are a family, but this grew organically as their comic book legend grew. They didn't start out that way.
This scene comes at the heart of Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #3 when Miles Morales' Spider-Man and evil Reed Richard cross over to Earth-616 to see what 'our' Reed Richards has on the "purple planet eater" (ie Galactus).
It's a poignant moment, reminding Ultimate Reed Richards what he could have had...