Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: None
His team of scientists
Ethan Crane, Jian Feeta, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Modulus,
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
Presumably New York City, USA
Fantastic Four III#63 (January, 2003)
Jacob Suarti had no superhuman powers but he was a skilled pickpocket
Weight: 167 lbs. (by approximation)
(Fantastic Four III#63) - As head of Fantastic Four, Inc.'s licensing arm, Johnny Storm met with fashion industrialist Jacob Suarti, who surrounded Johnny with supermodels and attempted to talk him into selling the secrets of the Fantastic Four's unstable molecule clothing. After Johnny learned that the Fantastic Four licensed the usage of unstable molecule fabric to the Avengers to construct their own costumes, Johnny questioned whether or not he could cut the same deal with Jacob Suarti. His assistants, Christi and Ethan, warned against doing so but, in an attempt to show off in front of the supermodels, Johnny signed a deal with Suarti. As he prepared to pull out his communicator badge to tell Invisible Woman the news, Johnny was shocked with the sentient data expression Modulus erupted from the badge. Johnny immediately flamed on and ushered Jacob Suarti and the other civilians out of the door, allowing him the freedom to battle Modulus.(Fantastic Four III#65 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Jacob Suarti stole Johnny Storm's unstable molecule wallet in case Storm refused to sell the secret of unstable molecules.
(Fantastic Four III#65) - The Human Torch met with Jacob Suarti to demonstrate the adaptability of unstable molecule fabric. Once he had proved its potential, the Torch explained that it would only be used to help others, such as providing fireproof clothing for firemen, and Suarti agreed to the terms. Upon giving Suarti a sample of the fabric, the Torch left, with both the Torch and Suarti unaware that the Torch's aides, Christi and Ethan, were plotting against them. Jacob Suarti immediately went to his labs, where he ordered a scientist to begin reverse-engineering the sample fabric. Suarti then began hurrying the scientist, hoping to make a fortune if the fabric's creation could be replicated. Unfortunately for Suarti, when the scientist zoomed in the electron microscope, Suarti found the words "If you can read this, you have just violated our contract" imprinted on the fabric's cells. Unsure what to make of the words, Suarti was soon trapped by the sample fabric itself, which expanded and ensnared Suarti. The Human Torch then returned and revealed that Mr. Fantastic had rigged the fabric to attack if probed too intensely. Torch also revealed the captive Christi and Ethan's plans to frame him, then burned his contract with Jacob Suarti. Shortly thereafter, Suarti's scientists came running from lab, exclaiming that the stolen unstable molecule sample had been unlocked, causing it to adapt to every single molecule nearby. Rushing to see what the scientists were talking about, the Torch found the unstable molecules adapting to every molecule surrounding his stolen wallet.
(Fantastic Four III#66) - As the
molcules sealed the exit shut, Jacob Suarti and one of his scientists
pounded on the door, trying to escape the expanding unstable molecules.
The Human Torch burned a hole through the wall and ordered everyone out
of the building, warning Jacob Suarti that he could run but he couldn't
hide. Following the unstable molecules incident, Jacob Suarti was
arrested. One week later, the Invisible Woman was phoned and asked to
provide a reference for Christi and Ethan, to which she suggested the
company contact Jacob Suarti, whom she heard was allowed one phone call.
Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Mike Wieringo and Karl Kesel.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Jacob Suarti has no known connections to
Fantastic Four III#65, p12, pan4 (Jacob Suarti, main image)
Fantastic Four III#65, p17, pan4 (Jacob Suarti headshot)
Fantastic Four III#63 (January, 2003) - Mark Waid (writer), Mike Wieringo (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)|
Fantastic Four III#65 (March, 2003) - Mark Waid (writer), Mark Buckingham (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four III#66 (April, 2003) - Mark Waid (writer), Mark Buckingham (pencils), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 07/12/14
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