The ring was found by Curtis. He discovered its power while being hungry for ice cream. He used the ring to bring up a number of objects. Curtis pondered the ethics of having such a device. He chose the name Freedom Ring after a remark about getting a 'free dumb ring'.
Curtis got his first chance as a superhero attempting to help Spider-Man (Peter Parker) against the Abomination. Unfortunately, his attacks did little to slow him down, and he was seriously injured. Spider-Man took him to the hospital as the X-Men battled Abomination.
Curtis was left paralyzed from the attack. He continued to use his ring and found he could will himself to stand up and walk with it. Crusader noticed Curtis and began to train him in using the ring.
Curtis and Crusader assisted the Avengers in battling Iron Maniac. He used his ring to stop Iron Maniac, but was impaled by the alternate reality Stark's armor, killing him.
Curtis was given a funeral by the other heroes. Curtis' cosmic ring was later inherited and currently possessed by Crusader.
Cosmic Ring Shaped from a piece of a Cosmic Cube, the Cosmic Ring allows Curtis to warp reality within a limited radius. He was able to use the ring to create various objects such as ice cream and his costume, change his appearance, allow him to fly, grant himself superhuman strength and durability, and use the ring's power to counter his paralysis in order to allow him to walk.