"Shattered!": After manipulating circumstance to cause all of the Red Tornado's loved ones to reject him, The Construct continues to engineer devastating tornadoes to torture the android hero and cause the public to hate and fear him.
Red Tornado #2 is an issue of the series Red Tornado (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1985.
Synopsis for "Shattered!"
After manipulating circumstance to cause all of the Red Tornado's loved ones to reject him, The Construct continues to engineer devastating tornadoes to torture the android hero and cause the public to hate and fear him.
Nearby, Superman helps a civilian but immediately turns belligerent and steals a fog machine from him and flies away, under The Construct's mental control. He writes a message in the Manhattan sky looking for Tornado. Kathy Sutton attempts to call her boyfriend on the phone but he doesn't answer and she wonders why. Unbeknownst to her, it's because he is being ripped to pieces by a mind-controlled Superman and thrown into the East River. The Tornado's body repairs itself and he emerges from the water. The Construct is so delighted by his foe's distress that he causes machinery worldwide to malfunction.
Several of the most advanced research institutions determine that it's the Construct, including a secluded T. O. Morrow, who sets about to stop it.
The Tornado assumes his human identity of John Smith and walks in Central Park to gather his thoughts but he overhears a radio report of a tenement fire in Harlem. He intervenes and saves several citizens' lives but is reviled by the onlookers. Enraged, he goes to visit Traya Sutton in school, where the children are watching a television program controlled by The Construct. It convinces the girl to tell her adoptive father that he is a bad influence and she never wants to see him again. Kathy arrives on the scene just as Tornado whips out in a fury and flies out of the ceiling. With the hero distracted and distraught, The Construct immediately takes control of all electronics worldwide.
Appearing in "Shattered!"
- Justice League of America
- Kathy Sutton (Flashback and main story)
- Traya Sutton (Flashback and main story)
- Barbara (Cameo)
- George (Mentioned only)
- Eustace (Cameo)
- T. O. Morrow
- Mr. Sumner (Mentioned only)
- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Cameo)
- United States of America
- Wonder Woman's Tiara (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Roseanne Cash plays on the radio.
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