Red Tornado is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dick Dillin, it first appeared in Justice League of America #64 (August 1968). Originally depicted as comical superheroine Ma Hunkel, the character was replaced with an android able to generate tornado-speed winds enabling him to fly and perform other wind-related feats). Originally a member of the Justice Society of America, it moved to another dimension and joined the Justice League of America. The Red Tornado's body was characteristically damaged or destroyed. It was retconned in 1981, with an older alien supervillain (the Tornado Champion) inhabiting the no-longer-sentient android body. In a 1984 retcon, the Tornado Champion never inhabited the android body; instead, elemental air took over the robot form. A 2011 reboot of the DC Comics universe, the New 52, eliminated the Red Tornado from DC Comics (although other characters have hinted at its existence).