Official Press Release
Marvel’s TSUNAMI DOTCOMIC week continued on Tuesday, February 18th with the
debut of a special 6-page preview of HUMAN TORCH, the April-launching new
ongoing series by fan-favorite writer Karl Kesel and artist Skottie Young,
currently turning the heads of fans and retailers with his work on
SPIDER-MAN: LEGEND OF THE SPIDER CLAN.
Created to appeal to FANTASTIC FOUR fans AND new readers alike, the HUMAN
TORCH series takes Johnny Storm – one of Marvel’s most popular young
characters – and reestablishes him as the solo star of a highly accessible
and visually unique new monthly title.
While the series is set in present-day, the dotComic sequence shows Johnny
in high school, just after he got his powers, establishing Johnny as a
person BEFORE there even was a Fantastic Four.
Explained Karl Kesel, “It touches on something very basic to Johnny – that
before he got his powers, he was considered kind of cute and funny at
school, but definitely weird. He was always telling unbelievable stories –
mostly about his sister’s boyfriend’s strange experiments and inventions –
just to get attention.
“Becoming the Human Torch changed all that. But for all his coolness and
confidence and wisecracks, Johnny’s big fear is that he’d be nobody without
his powers. That’s a side to Johnny we haven’t seen before – and this series
will show a LOT of sides to Johnny that readers don’t yet know about.”
The HUMAN TORCH preview can be read right now at http://dotcomics.marvel.com/lib/launchissue.php?issue=152&wsid=. Issue #1 goes on sale April 9th.
Look for a new April TSUNAMI dotComic preview every day this week.