Real Name: Unrevealed - probably Johnny Storm or Jim Hammond
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8377), class unrevealed - perhaps human mutate or android
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Unindentified suspected criminal
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: The Daredevils#9 (September, 1983)
Powers/Abilities: Human Torch was a living flashlight. His nose was apparently his on-off switch, and the top of his head could project a powerful light. Being caught in its beam could pressure even hardened criminals into talking.
History: The Human Torch used his powerful top-of-head beam to interrogate criminals, painfully blinding them until they broke and confessed their wrong-doings.
Comments: Created by Lew Stringer. A one-panel What If?-type joke, there's very little known about this version of Human Torch; though Lew was probably thinking of the Johnny Storm Torch when he came up with this character, the powers and appearance fit well with this Torch being a robot rather than a human mutate, so he might be a counterpart to the android Jim Hammond, rather than the FF's hotheaded youngest member.
For the sake of simplicity, we're assuming that all Lew Stringer's one-shot What If?s share a single reality, Earth-8337 (the Stringerverse or Marvel Lewniverse, if you will), excepting any cases where he might reuse a character and depict them in a fashion contradictory to their prior usage.
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The Daredevils#9, p19 (main image)
The Daredevils#9 (September, 1993) - Lew Stringer (writer, pencils, inks), Bernie Jaye (editor)
Last updated: 05/26/13
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