The Source shared some images of Ed Benes’ cover work for the upcoming Red Tornado series that features the Red Torpedo.  You’ll want to take the jump to see this one in its full glory.

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Red Tornado #1
Written by Kevin VanHook; Art by Jose Luisí and J.P. Mayer; Cover by Ed Benes and Mariah Benes

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 Luisí!

via The Source

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  1. Salieri
    July 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    Soon to be joined by Red Jalapeno, Red Sombrero, Red Potato and Red Fellatio – the most eager android of all!

  2. DMC
    July 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    First Red Volcano now Red Torpedo. Can’t wait for the next one.

    Her design could have been better though. The gloves she’s wearing IMO don’t work for an android and a symbol or some finer details could have been added.

  3. ykw
    July 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm — Reply


    The deal with the Red Torpedo outfit is that it’s the original Silver Age Red Tornado getup. Goofy gloves, no iconic symbol and all. (Well, okay, the solid lit collar is new.) If the design were “better”, it would defeat the costume’s purpose.

  4. July 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    Any chance Wildfire will show up, since it’s now been established that he’s using John’s android body? (Or has that revelation been completely dropped from continuity?)

  5. Kirby
    July 6, 2009 at 6:21 pm — Reply


    Okay, got that reference but did the headpiece have to look so much like a vibrator?

  6. ~wyntermute~
    July 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    “Okay, got that reference but did the headpiece have to look so much like a vibrator?”

    …. Dude. What did you think a “red torpedo” WAS???? (I hope that makes somebody besides me laugh…)

  7. July 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm — Reply

    Why has an android have to have big boobs?

  8. Kevin
    July 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    Maybe it’s all a Red Herring?

    heh heh :)

  9. ~wyntermute~
    July 6, 2009 at 8:45 pm — Reply

    “Why has an android have to have big boobs?”

    Storyline reason: She was invented by a lonely, lonely scientist.
    Real-world reason: She was invented by a lonely….. Ah, you guys can finish the joke on your own, I have faith in y’all. :D

  10. Kirby
    July 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    @ Wyntermute:

    Just because I’m in college… eh going somewhere, but lost it.

  11. July 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    The Red Torpedo was actually the name of a Golden Age character as well…

    His nemesis/love interest?

    Queen Klitra.

    I. Am. Not. Kidding.

  12. ~wyntermute~
    July 6, 2009 at 10:21 pm — Reply

    Queen Klitra????? Man. You just lol’d me out of my chair. I am typing this from the floor, as I roll on it laughing my @$$ off.

  13. Jim
    July 7, 2009 at 12:27 am — Reply

    I’m sure that many of us have often thought of Queen Klitra as nemesis/love interest.

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