Alias


















Human Torch II

Perceptor


Nick Name
Matchstick
Civilian ID

Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm


Aliases

Doug Brown

Matchstick Johnny


Occupation

Actor

Adventurer

Racecar Driver


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Glenville, Long Island, New York
Group Affiliation

Fantastic Force

Fantastic Four


Base of Operations
Baxter Building, New York, New York
Height
5' 10"
Weight
170 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Blonde
Known Powers

Exposure to cosmic radiation enabling the ability to create and control heat and flame. Able to ignite any portion of his body or engulf entire body in flame, draw heat from other sources and use flame for propelled flight within an atmosphere.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with training in the martial arts and boxing.


Note: Flame can not exist within a vacuum, non-flammable gases or underwater.


Accessories

Fantastic Four Comlink: Personal communications device worn on the outside of the uniform resembling the team logo.


Fantastic Four Uniform: Clothing made of unstable molecules which is resistant and conforms to the abilities of members.


Resources of the Fantastic Four Foundation.


Common Enemies

Abraxas

(The) Acrobat

Annihilus

Asbestos Man

Beetle I

Blastaar

Celestials

Diablo

Dr. Doom I

Frightful Four

Galactus

Grey Gargoyle

Hate Monger

Hulk II

Impossible Man

Klaw

Mad Thinker

Mole Man

Molecule Man

Onslaught

Plant Man

Puppet Master

Rama-Tut

Red Ghost

Ronan the Accuser

Sandman

Skrull Empire

Sub-Mariner

Super-Skrull

(The) Terrible Trio

Trapster

Wizard


Regularly Appearing

Fantastic Force

Fantastic Four Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4

Fantastic Four: 1...2...3...4

Fantastic Four: First Family

Fantastic Four: Foes

Human Torch Vol. 2

Knights 4

Strange Tales Vol. 1


First Appearance
Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #1 (Nov. 1961)
Creator
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Origin

The second of two children born to a physician and his wife, Johnny Storm grew up comfortably on Long Island. In high school, he developed an attraction to fast cars and beautiful girls. A visit to his sister Sue (Invisible Girl) in California would forever shattered Johnny's small-town status quo, and offer him the opportunity to experience the ultimate thrill ride. Sue's fiancÚ and longtime sweetheart, aeronautical engineer Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), had designed and fabricated an experimental starship capable of interstellar travel.


Threatened by the U.S. government with cancellation of the partial funding of Richards' project, he chose to make an immediate test flight with Air Force pilot Ben Grimm (Thing II) as the chief astronaut. Rounding out the crew of four were Storm and his older sister.


A freak cosmic-radiation storm changed the rocket's inhabitants granting them each unique powers. When the rocket crashed back to Earth, young Johnny Storm was engulfed in flames when exposed to the atmosphere, becoming a Human Torch.