the original Human Torch

Celebrating Carl Burgos, Creator of the Original Human Torch.
Celebrating Carl Burgos, Creator of the Original Human Torch.
In the initial "Golden Age Of Comics", new revolutions were occurring on a monthly basis --- a host of writers and artists were helping create the landscape for all that would follow, unleashing countless colorful characters onto newsstands across America. One of the most important milestones of that formative era was the launch of a title that established Martin Goodman's Timely Comics as a major player in the industry: Marvel Comics #1. The issue featured the first appearances of a half-dozen characters (Bill Everett's Sub-Mariner chief among them), but it was Carl Burgos' Human Torch, an android with the ability to burst into flame, who snagged the coveted headline slot.