I recall (somewhat dimly) the Marvel comic books I had as a kid. I remember there was a hero with superpowers called The Human Torch. Was mostly drawn “on fire”. Was an adult. Had a sidekick younger torch-fellow (not always present), a guy named Toro. Occasionally they would sort of “team up” with other super-heros, including Namor the Sub-Mariner and, I think, Captain America, possibly Iron Man?
Then there was the Fantastic Four. One fourth of which was also a superhero dude called The Human Torch. Johnny. Seemed much younger than the other Human Torch. Was much more often drawn in a blue costome, only did the “burst into flames” thing to fly or burn things or hurl fireballs at evil enemies.
Was there every any backstory or explanation of the relationship (if any) between the adult Human Torch and Johnny the Human Torch who was in F4? Is one of these characters considered to be of a different “era”, in the same sense that the DC comic characters had a “Golden Age” set of heros who got put out to pasture and replaced with differently costumed and differently powered heros of the same name a bit later?
Am I mis-remembering something that would make this make more sense?