Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Forbes

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Firefighter

Group Membership: NYFD

Affiliations: Human Torch (Johnny Storm), NYFD

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I Annual#13 (1978)

Powers/Abilities: Captain Forbes has no superhuman powers but he is a skilled enough firefighter to have obtained the rank of captain and appears to have no problem with heights.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 150 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown


(Fantastic Four I Annual#13) - When the Human Torch flew around New York City creating designs in the sky with flames, the New York Fire Department was called to the scene by a grumbling bystander and NYFD Captain Forbes went up in a cherry picker to confront the Human Torch. Announcing that the Human Torch had to stop with the fires, Forbes was told by the Torch that he was only trying to give the natives some free entertainment and Forbes replied that while he knew the Human Torch meant well, the city had been dry for three weeks. Human Torch interrupted Forbes to deduce that a "Nervous Nellie" had called the NYFD to report him as a fire hazard and agreed to take his antics elsewhere, not wishing to make Capt. Forbes' job any harder than it was. As the Torch flew off, Forbes thought to himself how much the world owed the Human Torch and how it didn't seem to right to repay that debt by dampening the hero's spirits. Forbes then ordered his men to lower the cherry picker back down to ground level, unaware that the Human Torch was thinking about how people like Forbes were the real heroes.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Captain Forbes
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images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four I Annual#13, p3, pan1 (Captain Forbes in cherry picker, main image)
Fantastic Four I Annual#13, p3, pan4 (Captain Forbes, headshot)
Fantastic Four I Annual#13, p3, pan2 (back of Capt. Forbes' head)

Fantastic Four I Annual#13 (1978) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott (art), Marv Wolfman (editor)

First posted09/30/2022
Last updated: 09/30/2022

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