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''ComicBook/WelcomeToTranquility'' is an American comic book series created by GailSimone and NeilGooge and published by Creator/{{Wildstorm}}. It is set in the fictional California town of Tranquility where {{superhero}}es and [[{{Supervillain}} supervillains]], also known as "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Maxi's]]," have retired and settled down to raise families after their hectic and action-packed youths. Despite the presence of both heroes and villains there is little crime amongst the populace, the heroes have grown old and the villains have either been cleared of their criminal charges or served out their prison time, allowing them to live in (relative) peace. Old rivalries remain, but revolve around traditional aspects of retired life, such as [[SeriousBusiness debating who gets the apples that fall on either side of a property line]].

A [[EnsembleCast large cast]] is composed of both retired Maxi's, the children (and grandchildren) of Maxi's that have grown up in this Superhero Retirement Community, and the normal amount of civilians to be found in any small town. Sheriff [[ActionGirl Thomasina "Tommy" Lindo]], who [[BadassNormal has no powers]], works to deal with the normal conflicts that arise in any town, but which have the added threat of being carried about by people with an inordinate amount of superpowers. [[BadassGrandpa Alex "Judge" Fury]], the Mayor of Tranquility and hero of WorldWarII, is also featured along with his wife, [[MsFanservice Suzy "Pink Bunny" Fury]], and Colonel [[ThoseTwoGuys Isaac Cragg and Bad Dog]]. Together they formed the Liberty Squad along with [[FlyingBrick Maximum Man]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Astral Man]] and [[ButtMonkey Arnold "Cosmos" Stipple]] before Astral Man was murdered and they all retired to Tranquility.

The original volume, twelve issues long, was published in 2007 and 2008 before it went on hiatus, returning in 2010 for a planned six issue limited series. A part of the Wildstorm Universe, ''Welcome to Tranquility'' is unique in its relative disconnect from other series set in the same [[SharedUniverse universe]]. ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' are mentioned on occasion, and ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' guest stars in the second arc of the original series, but the majority of the story remains independent.

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!! This comic book series provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Sheriff Tommy Lindo, who maintains order even in the face of outrageous danger.
* AffectionateParody: Throughout the series there are "reprints" of the adventures of the various characters from their youth, portrayed as [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks classic comics from the 1940's and 1950's]]. These include Minxy Millions, KidHero and child millionaire, and the Liberty Squad, who fought the Nazis in World War II. [[{{Deconstruction}} They portray a lot of the problems with these stories]], such as what happens to a KidHero when dementia sets in and what fighting Germans on the Eastern Front will do to a man, but they remain pleasantly nostalgic and fond of the classic style.
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: That the manga-obsessed Mangacide has tentacles is probably no coincidence. Hell, during the massive fight with [[spoiler:Mayor Fury]], she's told to keep them out of certain, ahem, orifices.
* ArchEnemy: Henry Hate, to Maximum Man, though they've long since buried the hatchet. The same can't be said for Captain Cobra and Mongoose Man, "enemies to the death" with a legendarily fierce hatred for one another to this day.
* TheAtoner: Presley used to be the sheriff, until he browbeat a man who he believed had killed his family to the point where the man committed suicide. The next day the real killer was found. If Presley wasn't exaggerating, the experience very nearly drove him to suicide as well, if Tommy hadn't stepped in and given him "a job I don't deserve," resulting in him becoming both fanatically loyal to Tommy and a [[TheDeterminator Determinator]] to boot.
* BadassGrandpa: The majority of the cast. As a home for retired heroes and villains everybody over the standard retirement age has a history to curl your toes. Half of them fought [[ThoseWackyNazis Hitler]], and the only reason that is not the ''entire'' cast is because the rest of them worked ''with'' Hitler.
* BadassNormal: Tommy Lindo, who faces down [[PhysicalGod walking gods]] with nothing but her wits, her courage and a technological baton.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Colonel Cragg]] always had a darkness in him, but what happened to him on the Eastern Front let it out.
* BigEater: Bad Dog. Also, Henry Hate and Zombie Zeke go on a hedonistic binge when everyone leaves the Mayor Fury's coming home party before any of the food is eaten.
* BlindWithoutEm: Emoticon is ''literally'' blind without his mask.
* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Ajita, a.k.a. Leona, tries killing herself after Tommy informs her that she'll be going to her mother for permission to interrogate Leona about Mr. Articulate's death. When Tommy asks if this may have been a cry for attention, Dr. Steel reveals that Leona drank an entire bottle of cough syrup before cutting two vertical lines on her wrists. She was ''not'' intending to wake up.]]
* ButtMonkey: Blamed for the death of Astral Man, his home constantly vandalized by kids, blamed by the former sheriff for almost all crimes in Tranquility... it certainly does not pay to be Arnold Stipple.
* BrokenBird: Leona Terrell. She gets better though.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: '''''HECATEAN!'''''
* CaptainErsatz: Maximum Man is clearly the Wildstorm version of [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], being a small mortal who transforms into a magically powered flying brick with a magic word. The twist? Maximum Man is a tiny old man rather than a child/teenager, and he transforms in a column of magical fire rather than lightning. He's also considered the "Mightiest Maxi" alive, according to Majestic.
* CombatTentacles: Mangacide's energy tentacles. In a possible invocation of AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles during the fight with Mayor Fury, he specifically asks if she could do the one kindness of keeping "those sausages away from my pooper."
* ComicBookTime: Judge Fury, Pink Bunny, Colonel Cragg and Bad Dog all look pretty good for people who fought back in the 1940's... [[spoiler:Fountain of Youth effect as it turns out.]]
* ConvictionByCounterfactualClue: {{Invoked}}. Emoticon is recounting one of the detective stories from Mr. Articulate's youth and he mentions one that always stuck in his mind: Mr. Articulate discovered the identity of the murderer because the "Korean" man at dinner left his chopsticks in his bowl of rice, something no actual Korean would do since it is a symbol for death and, therefore, he must not be Korean, but Japanese instead, and thusly the killer. However, Japanese culture has ''the same custom''. "So the ending doesn't ''work''. It's a ''cheat''."
* {{Crossover}}: In the second arc of the first volume, {{Gen13}} guest starred as they were passing through Tranquility.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Pink Bunny on the cover appears much older than she does in the actual comic book.
* TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: A young child explains to Pink Bunny that his favorite comic is his favorie because, unlike [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the old comics his mother lets him read]], in this comic people ''die''. It is not real if nobody dies.
* DarkerAndEdgier: It is not real unless somebody ''dies''.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks; the people who fought the Nazis are horribly scarred because of what they experienced, supervillains who fought ''with'' the Nazis have been shunned and hassled all their lives since then, and most characters are struggling to deal with growing old in a world where younger heroes have taken their places.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Mr. Articulate is a charming, sweet old man whom everybody liked, and when other people come back from the dead craving flesh all he wants is a nice piece of pie, but even his adventures from olden days are "culturally insensitive." [[ShowWithinAShow One of the retold mysteries of his youth]] was solved by identifying a man as Japanese because he violated a Korean custom, but Emoticon is quick to point out that the story (and solution) do not work, [[ConvictionByCounterfactualClue since Japan has the same custom]].
* {{Determinator}}: They are old, out of shape and hurting, but the people of Tranquility ''do not quit''.
* DevilInDisguise: Funky Freddy Beasel, a seemingly ageless radio DJ who turns out to be a satanic demon known as The Host.
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividual: People with superpowers are termed "Maxis."
* DumbMuscle: Bad Dog is strong, but not very sharp.
* EnsembleCast: Pegging down one single "star" is difficult. Sheriff Tommy is clearly TheHero, but she shares so much panel-time with other characters that even she might not be called the "main" character.
* FaceHeelTurn: What happened to Cosmos in the backstory, when he supposedly betrayed his companions and killed Astro Man. [[spoiler: Turns out he was just a drunk who was convinced by the real killer of Astro Man that he'd killed him]]
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: Emoticon's face was mutilated by his grandfather, a former supervillain, when Emoticon was a teenager.]]
* FanserviceWithASmile: Pink Bunny wears [[PlayboyBunny her outfit]] while serving in her cafe, and the restaurant in general seems to be a MaidCafe.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Girls]]: Pink Bunny is this to most of her waitresses.
* FauxActionGirl: {{Averted}}. Pink Bunny is defeated with (relative) ease, but the point is also made that she was never a fighter to begin with. She might be as strong as Judge Fury, but without the experience and history to go with her strength there is nothing to set her up as an ActionGirl in the first place.
* FieryRedhead: Minxy in a passionate, spirited (if erratically senile) way.
* FlyingBrick: Maximum Man seems to be the closest to the ideal. He mentions in Issue #3 of the relaunch that his eyesight is no better than normal, but he seems to have all the other requirements (Flight, invulnerability, super-strength, etc.)
* FormerChildStar: Most of the Liberty Snots were child stars on a Saturday morning cartoon show. Out of all of them, Leona Terrell has suffered the worst from her harpy of a StageMom to being told she's too old for acting parts... at ''sixteen''.
* FountainOfYouth: There are actually three in total. There's one in Tranquility, which is why the team originally founded the place, but it's nothing more than a mere trickle, so they couldn't get more than a few drops at a time. They fed it into the local water supply. The effects are minor but they add up, as Pink Bunny is noted to look about thirty years younger than she should.
* FreudianExcuse: Pink Bunny's motherly affection for her waitresses and Thomasina makes sense when you realize what her birth son turned out to be.
* FriendlyEnemies: Time, as they say, heals all wounds and Henry Hyde (AKA "Henry Hate") and Kyle Trueblood (AKA "Maximum Man") like to pass theirs playing chess.
** Even Captain Cobra and Mongoose Man, otherwise enemies to the death who will engage in decades long arguments over apples falling on one side of the fence or other will put aside their differences to fight [[spoiler: a {{Satan}} {{expy}}]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Minerva "Minxy" Millions. She built ''a working plane'' out of solid gold.
* GenderBlenderName: The sheriff's name is Tommy, which is short of Thomasina. Also Sweet Sally, whose real name is Kevin.
* GirlFriday: Minxy's sidekick when she was young, Venus. These days Tommy's sister Seresa helps her out. Monxie still calls her Venus.
* GloryDays: Some have matured and come to genuine emotional acceptance of their old age, but many are constantly trying to recapture those days of their youth when they were powerful, active and could change the world.
* TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks: The primary active era of the town's residents, and portrayed [[AffectionateParody rather warmly]] by "reprints" of their adventures during World War II.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Tommy does this alot. Flashbacks show she had an incredibly foul mouth as a kid (complete with an overflowing swear jar).
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Pink Bunny might have a few wrinkles, but ain't ''nobody'' gonna say "no".
* HenpeckedHusband: Leona's father does nothing to try and calm his wife down when she begins screaming at Dr. Steel and Deputy Presley.
* HollywoodDensity: Played with. Minxy builds a plane out of solid gold, and it is specifically mentioned that it will not fly because it is too soft and dense a metal. [[RuleOfCool It does anyway.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: One of the Samson Brothers refers to Mr Articulate as a "loquacious fop", despite speaking YeOldeButcheredEnglish.
* ImNotAHeroIm: "I'm just the sheriff."
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Astral Man. "We Must Do Right"
* InformedAbility: A rapist has Sheriff Tommy's sister...except he never actually raped anybody or, to the knowledge of the readers, even ''tried'' to rape anybody.
* IntrepidReporter: The first arc of Volume 1 features a documentary being filmed within Tranquility, spearheaded by Collette Pearson.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Some of the heroes have aged well (A little ''too'' well...), but a lot of the others are not holding up in their old age. Many spend most of their time reminiscing about when they were young and filled out their uniforms in ways that only superheroes can.
* JerkassGenie: [[spoiler: Freddy Beasel]] really goes the extra mile in his DealWithTheDevil. He gave Zeke eternal youth, then shot the wheels off Zeke's motorcycle, resulting in a forty plus mile an hour face-plant into the road. Then he ''brags'' about it to Zeke.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Sampson Twins come across as crash and brash assholes when they learn about Mr. Articulate's death, but they still lend a hand against Judge Fury when Thomasina offers to let them out of jail and when she mentions that Colette's life is on the line. Thomasina implies that neither of them would allow for an innocent girl to die.
* KidHero: Minxy Millions, adorable child millionaire and inventor who helped win World War II with her aerial inventions and who personally battled the SkyPirate. Unfortunately, that was seventy yeas ago and [[RealityEnsues dementia has begun to set in]].
* LargeHam: Zeke when he's playing up the Cryptkeeper thing.
--> Greetings, boys and ghouls. Welcome to my homicidally humb tomb--er, I mean home. Tonight's precipitation of tears promises to be de''fright''fully delicious, in a little tale of terror I like to call, "buying a headstone".
* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter To Me]]: Mayor Fury and Sheriff Lindo are practically father and daughter, which makes what happens all the harder.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Sweet Sally might make you ''really'' want to shout, but he could probably do it better.
* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Tommy and Mr. Articulate]].
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Salabal and her husband. Salabal's some sort of eternally young mystical AnthropomorphicPersonification or something while her husband is just a normal guy, who happens to be a wrinkled old man. They're still as madly in love as they day they first met.
* TheModernAgeOfComicBooks: The setting of the series, with most of the characters having retired from the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]].
* MsFanservice: Pink Bunny. Honestly, her superhero outfit ''[[PlayboyBunny is as a Playboy Bunny!]]''
* MyBelovedSmother: Deena Terrell is an outspoken, Christian Fundamentalist stage mom. Most of Tranquility is ''very'' familiar with her disposition, and her daughter Leona recounts that her mother would make her recite scripture just to keep her from getting older.
* NeverMessWithGranny: It's generally not a good idea to mess with a woman who built a plane out of solid gold and got it to fly anyway, even if Minxy may be suffering from Alzheimer's. [[spoiler: Most of the facial damage Derek Fury received was because of Minxy.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Derek tried to kill Thomasina when he learned she was pregnant, because he claims he was horrified at the idea of there being another person like him. His parents stopped him, and although Tommy has said the baby died, in reality she gave it up for adoption. This is played straight, however, when Suzy steps in and kills Derek herself when Alex can't.]]
* {{Otaku}}: Mangacide, one of the younger superpowered beings, was an outcast her entire life until she discovered {{manga}}, which connected with her on a personal level because it was "right to left" like she was. After she discovered the entire world of Japanese-media and entertainment she gained a new personality and self-confidence and came out of her shell.
* ParentalSubstitute: Tommy Lindo's dad disappeared when she was young, but Mayor Fury brought her up like his own child.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Derek is the one who brought Mr. Articulate back from the dead. Why, we don't know. Thomasina wonders if it might've been his way of saying sorry or for some unexplored attempt at being sadistic. It's entirely likely the first option is possible, but it's also likely he brought Articulate back just to make him watch Tommy die, or vice versa.]]
* PhysicalGod: We get a lot less detail on their exact powers than in some other comics, but Maximum Man and Astral Man seem to approach these levels. Judge Fury might also be in the league, considering what happens when he and Maximum Man face off, but even he says that he has a serious advantage since Maximum Man is so out of practice. Derek might outshine them all, [[UpToEleven to a rather extreme degree if Sheriff Tommy's worrying is anything to go by]], but he also has not been given specific details for his powers.
* PlayboyBunny: It is Pink Bunny's ''costume''.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: When Sheriff Tommy is recruiting help to face off against Derek she does not mention his [[PhysicalGod godlike powers]] or [[{{Squick}} predilection for buckets]], but instead explains that "a rapist has my sister."
* TheRealHeroes: An [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. The town sheriff, traditionally "The Real Hero," explains that "[[ImNotAHeroIm I'm just the sheriff]]" and the rest of the town is composed of real heroes, powered and non-powered alike.
* RealityEnsues: People get old. You can slow it down, stretch it out and fight it as much as you want, but time moves on and you need to deal with the fact that you can no longer hold the same place in the world you used to.
* RetiredMonster: Their waning years may have worn off some of the rough edges, but many of the characters are honest-and-truly ''bad people''. Be fooled by their feeble appearance at your peril.
* SeriousBusiness: Captain Cobra and Mongoose Man are "enemies to the DEATH" and each will damn-sure make sure the other does not get the apples that are their proper due.
* ShowWithinAShow: Many of the adventures of the heroes were reprinted and sold as comic books back in the 1940's, 50's and 60's, and their children and grandchildren had careers as voice-actors in cartoons based around their lives as the next generation of heroes.
* SkyPirate: The...well, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sky Pirate]].
* SophisticatedAsHell: The Sampson Twins. One of them speaks YeOldeButcheredEnglish, the other talks like a modern frat boy.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Salabal eventually took over Terry Terrific's comic. He didn't mind, because he loves her.
* StoutStrength: Bad Dog in his later years.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Colonel Cragg and Bad Dog, partners since WWII and sticking together.
** The Sampson Twins.
* ThoseWackyNazis: A large chunk of the Maxi-history is the history of WWII as the Liberty League battled the Nazis and various villains tried to help them conquer the word.
* {{Wildstorm}}: It is part of the Wildstorm shared universe, which is itself part of the larger [[{{DCU}} DC Universe]] since ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', but remains primarily independent from other series. Since the ending of the second series, the Wildstorm imprint was discontinued, though several characters and concepts have since been incorporated into the {{New 52}}.
* WorldWarII: From all we have heard it seems like the Liberty Squad won it single-handedly...except for Colonel Cragg.
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