Did DC Just Introduce a New “Sexy” Red Tornado?


DC’s May “Channel 52” back-up feature (aptly renamed “Channel 2” for its Earth 2 coverage) features a glimpse of the New 52’s Red Tornado.

Guess what! She got DC’s patented New 52 Sexy Makeover™!

It’s disappointing to see one of DC’s only full-figured characters reimagined with the same cookie-cutter body type as the rest. I assume this is a new Red Tornado (I very much doubt there’s supposed to be a skinny Ma Hunkel under that cooking pot) but it’s still part of DC’s larger homogenization of body types. We all remember what the New 52 did to Amanda “The Wall” Waller.


Amanda Waller before and after the New 52.

Anyway, here’s a look at the “Channel 52” feature.

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You’re right. We probably ought to share in a moment of silence.

6 Responses to “Did DC Just Introduce a New “Sexy” Red Tornado?”

  1. 1 juannavarro May 17, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Maaaaaan thats jsut sad that they would instantly just press the “homogenized sexy button” and do that to a character.

  2. 2 Strejda May 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Honestly? I’m the last person to complain about titties and hot women but this… Even if there wasn’t already huge problem with different body types in comics, it’s not like it just a artists thing, looking like that was part of her character. Why? Why change it?

  3. 4 Feliza C. May 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Ugh. The new Amanda Waller is godawful, and after comparing the new and old designs for the character, this looks like it’s about to be pretty godawful too.

    • 5 Daniel Amrhein May 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Yeah, it’s really sad that DC thinks it needs to slim down and sex up every female character it owns. The Golden Age Red Tornado wears long johns and a pot on her head — we don’t need a “sexy” version of that character.

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