It seems like just a few days ago that I was surprised in my local comic shop by the first issue of DC Comics Red Tornado mini-series. At the time, I was pleased with the pacing that the issue had and the cinematic feel that the creative team had accomplished. With this second issue, I eagerly awaited more of the same. Man, I hate it when you get let down so hard.
When I walked into the comic shop last week and saw Red Tornado #1, I was rather surprised. Here was a character that I always saw in a supporting role and not really as the front and center headline type. He had been a big part of the Justice League of my early youth, was the mentor for Young Justice, and had recently been a pretty important player in some modern Justice League of America storylines.Â I remembered reading the issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths where he became an elemental, as well as never being able to find a
Or – “Tangled Timelines and Tortured Antecedents…” The JLA.Â The Big Seven.Â The most recognizable icons in the industry (with the possible exception of Spider-Man, The Shadow, and maybe Dick Tracy.)Â This current incarnation of the League is in the running for most powerful lineup ever, and is carefully balanced to include at least some nod to all previous Leagues, balanced in race and gender like no JLA before it, and giving some much needed airtime to neglected stalwarts of the DC Universe (Black Lightning and Red Tornado.)Â So, why does it feel like NOTHING happens in this book?