Abigail Hunkel is the original Red Tornado, a Golden Age female super-hero. Inspired by her son's admiration of Green Lantern, the working-class mother turned to crime-fighting in New York City with a make-shift costume. The bucket worn over her head helps conceal her identity and make most criminals think she's a man, due to her surprising strength. Her side-kicks were the Cyclone Kids, and her grand-daughter went on to become Cyclone. She has been an honorary member of the Justice Society, and in her later years became their caretaker. Ma Hunkel was created by Sheldon Mayer, first appearing in All-American Comics #3. (1939)

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