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    Default Golden Age Hour-Man / Hourman (Rex "Tick-Tock" Tyler) Appreciation 2021

    First appearance of his feature: Adventure Comics #48, cover-dated March 1940.


    And that initial story was also reprinted in Justice League of America #96 (February 1972):


    Rex was also a founding member of the Justice Society of America,

    But, unfortunately, after All-Star Comics #7, Rex became the first member of the JSA to be removed from the line-up without graduating to his own solo-title (fellow Adventure Comics feature Starman took over for Rex in the JSA), and years later it was retroactively revealed that Rex had developed an addiction to "Miraclo", the pill he had invented that granted him one hour of superhuman abilities.

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    I thought Hourman only gained super strength from the Miraclo? What happened to his speed and night vision? Did they remove those in the JSA stories because they duplicate Flash and Doctor Mid-Nite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    I thought Hourman only gained super strength from the Miraclo? What happened to his speed and night vision? Did they remove those in the JSA stories because they duplicate Flash and Doctor Mid-Nite?
    Well, from Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Vol. X (December 1985),

    it still mentions "superhuman speed" as an ability.
    No idea about any night vision . . .

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    The origin story you posted mentions "extra-normal sight", which allowed him to see in the dark. If it's not mentioned in that Who's Who profile, they probably retconned it away, I assume once Charles McNider debuted.
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    Whatever Happen to Hourman?
    Splash page from DC Comics Presents #25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    . . . Rex was also a founding member of the Justice Society of America,
    From the Hour-Man story in All Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940),

    To be continued . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    From the Hour-Man story in All Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940), . . .


    To be continued . . .


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    Rex is awesome. The story told with him and Rick in JSA was phenomenal.

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    Woah! Hourman is getting his own solo movie!
    https://deadline.com/2021/03/warner-...er-1234716614/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Woah! Hourman is getting his own solo movie!
    https://deadline.com/2021/03/warner-...er-1234716614/
    I saw that. Between that and the JSA in Black Adam, how hilarious would it be if the Justice Society became the preeminent DC cinematic superteam, post JLA fiasco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Woah! Hourman is getting his own solo movie!
    https://deadline.com/2021/03/warner-...er-1234716614/
    If it's true, I wonder which Hourman will they use for the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaijudo View Post
    I saw that. Between that and the JSA in Black Adam, how hilarious would it be if the Justice Society became the preeminent DC cinematic superteam, post JLA fiasco?
    I hope it happens because the JSA has always been my favorite team and much more appealing to me than the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Woah! Hourman is getting his own solo movie!
    https://deadline.com/2021/03/warner-...er-1234716614/
    By the way, did thy ever do that Hourman TV series they were talking about a few years ago?

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    Hourman by Hembeck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    By the way, did thy ever do that Hourman TV series they were talking about a few years ago?
    No, but Rex did appear in a flashback in DC’s Stargirl which also featured Rick Tyler as a main character.
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