Red Tornado #1
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Red Tornado #1

Writer: Kevin Van Hook Artist: Jos Lus Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Think you know everything there is to know about the mighty Red Tornado? Well think again!This miniseries shines a new light on the true origin of Red Tornado, the Justice League of America's resident android Super Hero! You'll not only discover a crew of characters new to the DC Universe, if Red Tornado has his way, you'll also uncover the hero's true android family! But will it cost him the love of his adopted human one? Get caught in the whirlwind of this exciting new series from writer Kevin VanHook and artist Jose Luis!

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Sep 4, 2009

    Red Tornado #1 was a quality start to this six issue mini-series. This title should appeal to fans that enjoy reading titles like the JLA and JSA. You certainly do not have to have any prior knowledge at all of Red Tornado in order to enjoy this story. And that is a big plus. Everything that you need to know is given to you in this first issue. If you enjoy Sci-Fi styled super hero stories then definitely give Red Tornado #1 a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 2, 2009

    Is there enough meat to this story to support a six issue miniseries? Possibly. As gimmicky as the whole set up seems, Red Tornado's search for his siblings carries with it a certain amount of emotional weight, and there's a lot of potential here for VanHook to play with his hero's perpetual quest to find human connections by turning it on its head. The art, by Jose Luis, is crisp and dynamic, and the artist revels in the chance to draw silly characters like Red Volcano and Red Torpedo. Unlike Magog #1, Red Tornado #1 jumps out of the gates with sense of purpose that's enough to convince me this story deserved telling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 10, 2009

    The first issue of this 6 issue mini-series hit all the needed beats: An update on the main character's status, introduction of the antagonist, beginnings of the main plot, and lots of smaller possible subplots peppered throughout the story. It's a solid beginning for a character that has needed some focus and a nice spotlight for quite a while. I give it 3.5 stars out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 10, 2009

    All in all, I was more than a little disappointed with this first issue. I think the massive shoehorn used to wedge Red Torpedo into Tornado's past is unnecessary, as the "beacon" could have been a strong enough plot device on its own to bring the characters together. I'm glad to see T.O. Morrow in this series; Kathy Sutton and Traya are also welcome additions. I'll be back to check out the next issue, but it will need to make up some ground for this first one. Read Full Review

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