Following his sister, Sue Storm
joined Reed Richards
' crew in a fateful flight into space in which the crew was riddled
with cosmic radiation. Crash-landing back on Earth, Johnny burst into flames - but was not consumed by the flames. Calling himself the "Human Torch" in tribute to the World War II-era hero of the same name, the youthfully Johnny Storm found new adventures as part of the Fantastic Four
, proving to be an invaluable, if somewhat volatile member of the team.