"The Tornado's Path (Part I of VI)": 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 (Ne
- I know those looks. You're putting the band back together, aren't you? Hold on, I'll get my bow.
- -- Oliver Queen
Appearing in "The Tornado's Path (Part I of VI)"
- Black Canary
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
- Jefferson Pierce
- Kathy Sutton
- Oliver Queen
- Red Tornado
- Traya Sutton
- Will Magnus
- Doctor Impossible (First appearance)
- Felix Faust
- Phillip Cobb
- Solomon Grundy (Behind the scenes)
- Gotham City
- Star City
- Unnamed Gymnasium
- Oliver Queen's Residence
- Unnamed Bar/Diner
- New York City
- Unnamed Rocky Mountain State/City (Identified as Colorado in issue #2)
- Professor Ivo's Laboratory/Base
- Hub City
- Unnamed Bar
- Trick arrows
- Utility Belt
- Boom Tube
- Saw-Blade Throwing Disk
- Green Lantern Ring
- Tantu Totem
- Indestructible Gauntlets
- Lasso of Truth
- Wonder Woman's Tiara
Synopsis for "The Tornado's Path (Part I of VI)"
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 realizes 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.
- Shipped with a variant cover illustrated by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald.
- This issue is reprinted in the Justice League of America: The Tornado's Path trade paperback and Justice League Legends #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.
- Heroes discussed and/or voted on for inclusion in the League this issue include: Captain Marvel, Red Tornado (John Smith), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), Flash (Bart Allen), Power Girl, Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt), Atom (Ray Palmer), Vixen, and Hawkman (Carter Hall).
- Supermam notes that Batman is agreeing on selections based solely on whether he trusts the candidates or not. This likely a reference to Identity Crisis, where it was learned that Batman had been mindwiped by several Justice Leaguers after he tried to stop their mindwipe of Doctor Light.
- Jefferson Pierce's conversations/internal monologues imply a new Psycho-Pirate is active and selling his/her services of manipulating emotions (specifically 'Happy' and 'Ecstatic') much like an addictive drug and that Signalman and Silver Ghost are among those that have tried it.
- 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. Apparently, robots talk in the DCU.
- The shadowy mastermind in this issue is ultimately revealed in Justice League of America #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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