The Human Torch, also referred to as Jim Hammond, is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics-owned superhero. Created by writer-artist Carl Burgos, he first appeared in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct.1939), revealed by Marvel’s predecessor, Timely Comics.
The “Human” Torch was truly an android created by scientist Phineas Horton. He possessed the power to encompass himself with hearth and management flames. In his earliest appearances, he was portrayed as a science fiction monstrosity, however shortly turned a hero.
The Human Torch was one in every of Timely Comics’ three signature characters, together with Captain America and Namor the Sub-Mariner. Like many superheroes, the Human Torch fell into obscurity by the 1950s. In 1961, Marvel recycled his identify and powers into a brand new, unrelated Human Torch, a member of the Fantastic Four (who truly was human). Unlike Captain America and the Sub-Mariner, the unique Human Torch has had solely a small presence within the post-1950s Marvel comedian books and is intently related to the Golden Age.