Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
She’ll spin your head right round, baby, right round.: Cyclone
Appearances in Heroclix: Rebirth
First Appearance: Justice Society of America #1 (February 2007)
Team Affiliations: Justice Society of America, Justice League
Powers/Abilities: Flight; Wind manipulation; Sound wave control
Created by: Mark Waid – Alex Ross – Geoff Johns
Maxine Hunkel is the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado, Ma Hunkel, and grows up idolizing her grandmother’s allies in the JSA. At six years old, Maxine is kidnapped by T.O. Morrow and infected with nanobytes, which eventually manifest in her gaining Red Tornado-like powers.
While growing up a gifted teenager, Maxine falls in love with the works of L. Frank Baum. When she reaches adulthood, her powers manifest in odd and dangerous ways. A sneeze destroys her grandmother’s garage and the next day she wakes up inside a tornado five hundred feet off the ground. Thankfully for Maxine, the JSA is offering training to new members in an effort to expand its ranks and she is among the first recruited. Joining the team is a dream come true and she can’t contain her excitement, becoming fast friends with Stargirl.
Once she officially becomes part of the team she takes the name Cyclone in honor of her aunt and uncle and soon gains a monkey sidekick. She helps defend the Earth against Darkseid.