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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Vision is the Human Torch?

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – The Vision is the Human Torch?

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we look at the connection between the Human Torch and the Vision…

Enjoy!

For a few years, there were a couple of hints that the Vision might have some connection to the Human Torch.

From the “ghost” of the Human Torch recognizing the Vision in Giant Size Avengers #3…


to a Sentinel making an interesting comment about the Vision in Avengers #102…


Finally, in Avengers #133-135, it is revealed that the Vision’s body was that of the original Human Torch!








Go to the next page when this retcon is retconned and then re-retconned…

During John Byrne’s time on Avengers West Coast, though, this is called into doubt and finally in #50, they debunk this theory…



The Torch is revived and he becomes a superhero again.

Years later, in Avengers Forever, Kurt Busiek explains it all thusly…