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Art & Inspiration The Human Torch from the Fantastic Four was a Hot Rodder

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  1. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
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    Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch) in the Fantastic Four comics was a hot rodder. And even as famous as he was he still got pulled over for routine safety checks just like us! FF 1.jpg FF 2.jpg
  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,523

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Was that a part of the regularly published comic book or was it a specially done page to promote some organization’s safety agenda?
  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,092

    Atwater Mike

    I had a red-headed girl friend, lived three blocks down the side street from Grandma's house. Always ready to go, the perfect roadster copilot. Redheads are said to be 'beautiful or not', this one had it in spades.
    She called me 'Johnny'... Every time she said it, I felt like the 'Torch'!
    Loved the hot rod comics...Did not know Johnny Storm drove a hot rod! Thanks!
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  4. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,558


    Gotta love what you read on the HAMB.....
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  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    I had an early issue of Fantastic Four where Johnny Storm had a '53_'55 Corvette.

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  6. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

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  7. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from omaha ne.

    He also drove a TR3 in a few issues.....the girls name is Krystal and she also has "powers", I haven't bought a comic book since before the Bicentennial.....Why do I remember this shit?
  8. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,506



    Nice coverage on the Torch. I have been a fan of Archie Comics since I was little and my dad bought them for us at the local liquor store. We did have favorites later on, but the Archie Comics were fun and showed the 50’s way of life. The comic was given the approval by our parents, so they always bought the latest one from the newsstands.

    Of course we had the standard Superman, Batman, Plastic Man, and Blackhawk Comics, too. But, the Archie Comics always told us a story that fit our developing ideas and community in those days. It had the parent's seal of approval.

    I am sure I learned to read by going through those stacks of comics on a daily basis. They were easily rolled up and hidden under our blankets for those “lights out” early bedtime night activities.


    Jump up to the current days and we have been following a fanatsy, dark mystery version of Archie and friends on streaming, network TV. We like reading mysteries and suspense, so we thought this would fit right into our scheme. Who doesn't like a good mystery?

    "Debuting in the pages of Archie in the 1940s and lasting until 1983 when it was finally replaced for a newer (and frankly, disappointingly generic) car, Ol' Betsy was a hunk of scrap that was constantly breaking down and generally causing headaches for Archie and company. Yet our hero's loyalty to the car -- not to mention his constant lack of money to trade it in for a more reliable model -- was one of his most enduring traits, and paved the way for countless comedic stories in the pages of the various Archie-branded comics".

    The comic based show is called RIVERDALE:
    Archie bought a broken down automotive roadster that he planned on fixing up with his father.
    SEASON TWO: (a 2 two door roadster)
    The new season brought out some changes and it is more like the original comic books from the 1950s era, where Archie had a 4 door Phaeton for all of his escapades with friends.
    upload_2019-5-29_3-41-46.png A modified version of the original Phaeton.

    Over the first two seasons, any hot rod was selected. But, someone in the series "property" section decided that originality, or getting as close to the original, would appease the old time hot rod guys and avid comic book readers. It is no longer..."Hey, original Archie drove a Phaeton..."
    Archie IS driving a Phaeton, 1950's Hollywood style. The SBC sounded rather powerful when he started it up in the show. Props to the Prop Guys/Girls...
  9. Clint Curtis was a Hot-Rodder too..........:D 05292019.jpg 05292019_0001.jpg
  10. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,843


    It's perfectly logical that the Human TORCH would be a HOT Rodder!
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  11. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
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    Flame On!!:)
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  12. Perry Hvegholm
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 113

    Perry Hvegholm

    In "Fantastic Four, Rise Of The Silver Surfer", Stretch drives up in their latest Fantastic Four-mobile. In this case, one that flies. Johnny stops before boarding and asks "Hemi?" To which the reply was "Of course!" The vehicle had a Dodge grille on it. The fact that it made a turbine sound when it flew off was a bit of a disappointment.

    Johnny Storm's back story is that he is a race car driver in his spare time.

    In the same movie, Storm drives up to a crowd in the street in a Benz Mclaren SLR. Perhaps not a hot-rod, but a supercar nonetheless. Thing smashes it when he gets mad at Storm.
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