|Aliases||Nova, Human Torch|
|Base of Operations||Baxter Plaza, NY|
|Relatives||Susan Storm (Sister), Alex Summers (Fiance)|
|Unusual Features||Can Burst into flame|
|Origin||Imbued with Cosmic Rays|
|Place of Birth||Glenville, Long island, New York|
Johnny lived with his older sister Susan in New York suburbs. The two were very close, having to rely on each other following their mother's death and their father's descent into alcoholism. It was around this time that Johnny began to recognize his sexuality, and began to hide it with bluster and masochism.
Following an accident aboard a shuttle, Johnny, Susan, Ben Grimm, and Susan's boyfriend Reed Richards gained superpowers as the Fantastic Four. They eventually became a prominent figure in the world of superheroics, and all began to go well for Johnny. However, it would all end two years later, when the four were flying to the Moon. A mysterious force appeared, knocking them out and sending them back to Earth. Now, Johnny's sister Susan Storm was gone.
While the Thing left the Four for a personal life, the accident affected Reed in a much more sinister way. Shattered by Sue's death, Reed joined with Dr. Doom to form the Future Foundation, a society bent on conquering the Earth for its own sake. Johnny found himself leading a new team of Fantastic Four against Reed's society.
In a mission with the mutant team X, Johnny met the hero Calamity, and they began dating. Soon after, the two came out together as lovers. Later, Calamity proposes to him.
When first introduced, Johnny, as the leader of the FF is an optimistic joker, but serious when need be. He covers his insecurities with bluster, and can be quite a showoff. Folowing his coming out, Johnny relaxes a little.