Red Tornado

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DC Comics had a lot of good comics that said “first issue” on the cover. However, usually those comics are from the 1940’s or 1950’s or something. When they come out now, nine times out of ten, “FIRST ISSUE!” plastered on the cover is usually a sign that you probably found the comic in the “free” box at a garage sale. Well, I just found one a number 1 issue of Red Tornado from 2009, so let’s see what it’s like, shall we? Perhaps something cool happens, like Red Tornado Finds Red Torpedo? Ah, I just gave it away. Well read on anyway.

The plot seems to be that he is an android that passes as being human. There are other characters as well shown in this first issue, such as Red Volcano. Some guy named T.O. Morrow saw into the future and built him based on what he saw, I guess. These names aren’t too clever, if you ask me. Even though the Red Tornado is an android, he has an adopted daughter and a wife from Kansas, which I imagine must be awkward in bed. By the end of the issue, he finds Red Torpedo, his sister.

Conceived by scientist T.O. Morrow, this unique character possesses incredible powers, including the ability to manipulate air and simulate advanced weather phenomena. Throughout the series, he fights crime and battles evildoers, while also dealing with internal struggles relating to the concept of identity and the meaning of existence. As the story unfolds, readers become immersed in this captivating tale of heroics, personal growth, and the constant attempt to understand the complexities of human emotions.

In the first issue of the 2009 series, the android superhero is forced to confront a powerful antagonist who has a personal connection to his creator, pushing the hero to his emotional limits. Throughout the issue, he grapples with understanding the intricacies of human emotions, while simultaneously trying to protect the innocent from the villain’s destructive intents. As new and unexpected alliances are formed, he starts to question his own sense of morality, and whether being an android limits his capability to act as a true hero. With deeply moving artwork and riveting storytelling, this issue sets the stage for the rest of the series, as he embarks on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and unearths the complexity of what it means to be human.

Red Tornado issue 1 is pretty good. There aren’t too many invasive advertisements, and the artwork is superb. Coloring is good as well, and I didn’t spot any copy-and-paste jobs. I would guess this comic was penciled on actual paper instead of using a computer. This is definitely worth a read if you come across it (Affiliate Link). It’s issue 1 of 6, if you’re curious.