"The Tornado's Path, Part I of VI"


Main Details
Volume 2
Issue 1
Date 2006-10
Location of Publication New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 52
Language English
  • Featured Characters:
  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)(New Earth)
  • Superman (Kal-El)(New Earth)
  • Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira)(New Earth)
  • Red Tornado/John Smith (Flashback and main story; as a spirit; resurrected in the body of Danton Black)
  • Kathy Sutton (Flashback and main story)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Arsenal / Red Arrow (Roy Harper)(New Earth)
  • Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance)(New Earth)
  • Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)(New Earth)
  • Jefferson Pierce
  • Metal Men:
  • Gold (Decapitated)
  • Platinum (Decapitated)
  • Oliver Queen (New Earth)
  • Deadman (As an illusion only)
Story Location New Jersey; Gotham City, Hoboken, California; Star City, New York; New York City, Metropolis, Colorado; Rocky Mountains, Hub City
  • UPC — 761941256412-00111
Notes 8 variant covers.
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.
Superman notes that Batman makes selections based solely on whether he trusts the candidates or not. Whereas Diana chooses tactically while Clark votes for who is nice.
This issue is reprinted in the The Tornado's Path collection and Justice League Legends (Volume 1).
This issue gives special thanks to Mariah Benes.
The first chapter of writer Brad Meltzer's upcoming novel, The Book of Fate, is included at the end of this issue.
Jefferson Pierce mentioned that Signalman was addicted to "Psycho-Pirate". It is unknown if this implied there was a new person to take on the name or if it was forgotten that Psycho-Pirate was killed in Infinite Crisis #6. It was possibly even just a name for a drug. He also mentioned "Silver Ghost" described the high. It likely he is referring to Raphael van Zandt who appears in Justice League of America (Volume 2) #12.
Platinum claims to have heard how Reddy met Kathy from a "Superman robot", who in turn heard it from Skeets, who must have heard it from Red Tornado himself. It is unknown if Platinum means one of the Superman androids or a Kryptonian Service Robot.
The shadowy mastermind in this issue is ultimately revealed in Justice League of America (Volume 2) #4.
The events depicted in Issues #1 through #6 appear to be occurring during a single day.
The two shadowy villains in the Hub City bar are revealed in the next issue.


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