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/co/, why hasn't Marvel done much of anything with the original Human Torch, Jim Hammond?
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>>77759124
Because even the regular Human Torch doesn't get that much attention aside from being a side character in a team series

Also, this isn't DC where every iteration of a character ever gets brought back for a few issues every 3 years
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>>77759124
He has at least been consistently in a book up until Secret Wars.
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>>77759124
He's been a major character a few times. They constantly try to push him. Heroes for Hire, the 80s-era Invaders comic, Secret Avengers, Marvels, Avengers vs. Invaders...

He's just not an interesting character. Every time someone tries to do something with him in a team book, he vanishes as soon as the writers change and pops up totally different a few years later.
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>>77759124
I remember he made a cameo in The First Avenger
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>>77759124
Wasn't Vision made using his body?
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>>77759124
Because Normies would be confused by this.
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>>77759795
Kang/Immortus was involved.
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>>77759795
Yes, and John Byrne retconned that out specifically so he could bring the original Torch back. Then Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern re-retconned it so Vision was made from the Torch *and* the Torch still existed, because time travel.

Anyway, he's not popular because there's another, more popular character with the same code name and powers. Johnny Storm isn't as popular as he was in the '60s but he and Vision both make Jim redundant.
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>>77759479
>up until
He was also one of the main characters of Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies, so up until ANAD.
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He's a very confusing character to push because there is a completely unrelated and more successful version. It's kind of like the struggles Alan Scott has had over the years
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