October 14, 2008

Month of MARVEL: Day 14

The Human Torch aka Johnny Storm

I knew The Human Torch was an old comic character, but just recently learned that the first Human Torch was actually an android who had mastery over fire, and he first appeared in Marvel Comics #1 back in 1939 (The same year Batman debuted!).

It was much later that Marvel reimagined a new Human Torch as a member of the Fantasitc Four. Go figure.


  1. i may be wrong but i remember reading some old school comics revealing that eventually that android become The Vision!

  2. Hey man, I was wondering if this is you:


    Because I went through this person's deviation gallery, and I thought he really has a diverse range of art. I've seen a lot of plagiarized and stolen works on DA, and I'm just being a concerned fellow blogger/artist that I want to point this out to you. If this is really you then I apologize for raising suspicion, but if it's not, you should take action.

    I really hate lamers who steal artwork.

    Sorry if I was a bother.

  3. Well, actually forget my last comment, I guess I was too hasty on reporting stolen art. Chalk it up to personal experience on people actually making profit on my personal awkward.

    Sorry for the inconvenience I caused.

  4. Oh hey. That's done by a guy named James who contacted me to show me his stuff, and I even featured it on this post -


    He didn't steal anything from me, so...

  5. Hi Dean!
    first of all let me tell u that your work is AWESOME, very simple and a great, great idea! i´d like to ask you the chance to use your drawings to create a header to use in my blog, also to create a post about you and your work and obviously to give you all the credits for this work. im from Mexico and i have a comic blog where i like to talk about characters, movies and comics and like yours is non-profit. please let me now or visit me at www.sirikote.blogspot.com hope your spanish is good :) For now i´ll add you to my blog-visit-list

  6. Hey gibs. Thanks for asking, yeah, go for it. And thanks for the link!

  7. Phanjack, you are partly correct -- it was accepted for a long time that the original android Human Torch from Marvel Comics got reprogrammed and became The Vision (from The Avengers). But later, it turned out that The Vision was actually a second android made by the same creator as the Torch, and the original Human Torch was revived and had some adventures of his own in the 90s.

  8. I gotta admit these comics are sweet

  9. FLAME