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Jan 25, 2014

It's time to dust off a character whose copyright is about to expire, deliver a resounding beat-down to a litigious creator, and welcome back the original android Human Torch to Marvel Comics. Join Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland as they cover Fantastic Four Annual #4, featuring The Torch That Was, and take a look at the behind-the-scenes goings-on that led to this copyright-retaining revival.

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seven and a half years ago

The original Human Torch was around in the 70's, because he was of course a member of Roy Thomas's Invaders. Not a major title, or taking place during "now", but he was around.