Justice League of America – Volume 2 – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
August 2006
Cover Date:
October 2006
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The Tornado's Path - Chapter One: Life

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Ed Benes, Mariah Benes
Writer:
Brad Meltzer
Penciller:
Ed Benes, Dick Dillin
Inker:
Sandra Hope, Mariah Benes, Dick Giordano
Letterer:
Rob Leigh
Colourist:
Alex Sinclair
Editor:
Eddie Berganza
Jeanine Schaefer (Assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent, Kal-El)
Heroes:
Arsenal (Roy Harper), Atom (Ray Palmer), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Black Lightning (Jefferson Michael Pierce), Deadman, Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Red Tornado (John Smith), Vixen (Mari McCabe)
Villains:
Felix Faust, Doctor Impossible, Signalman (Phil Cobb), Electrocutioner (Lester Buchinsky)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Kathy Sutton, Traya Sutton, Dr. Will Magnus, Platinum, Gold
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Synopsis

In the Batcave, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Kal-El/Clark Kent), and Wonder Woman (Diana) begin voting on who will be the additional members of the Justice League of America.

Kathy Sutton is at Will Magnus’ laboratory waiting and hoping that Red Tornado’s soul will reenter his android body, which had recently been rebuilt by Magnus after Green Lantern located and collected all the pieces. Platinum, curious about Kathy’s love for Red Tornado, asks her about their relationship. Meanwhile, Red Tornado’s disembodied soul and Deadman watch. Deadman explains that he understands that Red’s new plan isn’t for himself, he’s doing it for Kathy. Deadman asks if Red is having second thoughts, but he is actually excited.

In Star City, Roy Harper and Hal Jordan watch a boxing match and catch up on old times. Dinah Lance contacts Hal through his ring and asks him to join her in visiting Kathy for support. Hal offers Roy the opportunity to join them.

In Metropolis, Jefferson Pierce is at a bar with Phil Cobb, who is acting as an informant on the latest dealings of various supervillains. Pierce learns about some recent disappearances, including Plastique, Electrocutioner, Trident, and Dr. Impossible.

Deadman takes Red Tornado’s spirit to a morgue, where he shows him the corpse of a recently deceased duplicate of the villain Multiplex. He offers Red the chance to be completely human by taking over the body.

In Hub City, Vixen enters a bar looking for the Question, who she believes sent her a note asking for a date. The bartender tells her that the Question hadn’t been in Hub City for over a year, and Vixen realises she stepped into a trap.

Red successfully enters the human body and discovers that he still has his powers. However, after he leaves the morgue, Deadman transforms, revealing his true identity: Felix Faust.

Back in Star City, Hal and Dinah arrive at Roy’s home. Oliver Queen answers the door, as he was babysitting Roy’s daughter Lian. Ollie feels a little left out at not being invited to accompany the others, but is very proud of Roy.

Red arrives at Kathy’s apartment and reveals his new body to her and their adopted daughter Traya. Kathy is shocked at his human body, but Red tells her to forget about the android body.

Platinum and Gold discuss Kathy’s visit to the lab, but their conversation is cut short by Dr. Impossible, who decapitates each of them and teleports away with the still-vacant android body of Red Tornado.