Human Torch II
Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Glenville, Long Island, New York|
|Base of Operations|
|Baxter Building, New York, New York|
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.
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.
(The) Terrible Trio
Fantastic Four Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4
Fantastic Four: 1...2...3...4
Fantastic Four: First Family
Fantastic Four: Foes
Human Torch Vol. 2
Strange Tales Vol. 1
|Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #1 (Nov. 1961)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
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.