Johnny Storm suits up to command the heat as the scorching hot hero, The Human Torch. Being no stranger to adventure, Johnny-son of famous doctor and infamous criminal Franklin Storm-was nearly chosen as the human host of the demonic Zarathos, the Ghost Rider.
When he was a bit older he followed his sister, Sue in joining Reed Richards' crew in a space flight. Riddled with cosmic radiation, Johnny transformed into a flaming monster when the flight crashed back to earth. Calling himself Human Torch in tribute to the World War II era hero of the same name, the youthful Johnny found new adventure as part of the Fantastic Four, proving to be an invaluable if somewhat volatile member of the team.
Though a member of the world-famous Fantastic Four, Johnny was still a teenage Glenville High student – albeit one who regularly clashed with super-powered menaces. Johnny even tried to conceal his dual identity from most of the locals at first, though this soon proved futile because the true identities of all four of the Fantastic Four founders were widely known almost from the start.