John Storm was a young hothead who had to leave London following a duel. Along with his sister, who was escaping a man she did not love, he joined Sir Richard Reed on his explorations, and was caught in the radiation of the Anomaly, turning him into a Human Torch. The Four continued their explorations until they were captured by Otto von Doom where Jonathan was placed under a waterfall to quell his powers. Fortunately he and the Four escaped and joined Sir Nicholas Fury and the Witchbreed on their flying ship.[1]

After the Four's adventure in the New World, John has rejoined high society in England, and once more finds himself embroiled in a duel, this time with Lord Wingfoot, who is betrothed to Doris Evans. When he is called upon to battle Otto Von Doom, he kidnaps Doris and takes her with them, believing this is for her own good. When the Four arrived at the city of Bensaylum and force to parley with Doom and his allies, John earned the loving attention of Numenor's sister Rita which creates jealousy from Doris. John and his sister were then hypnotized by Marko the Sandman under the plot of Numenor and Doom, which they intend to kill Reed and and Benjamin Grimm and have John and Susan wed to Rita and Numenor respectively. Fortunately, Rita secretly overheard Doom and her cousin's plot, and freed John and Susan's hypnosis. After Bensaylum was on the verge of sinking into the ocean, John sought for Rita but couldn't find her as the city sank.

After returning to England, John found common ground with Lord Wingfoot after Doris left for William Shakespeare which the two share a relationship for playwright. However, John is greatly sad over Rita's loss and death.


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