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The first was '''Rex Tyler''', who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for [[HourOfPower an hour before wearing off]].

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The first was '''Rex Tyler''', who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable which enabled enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for [[HourOfPower an hour before wearing off]].


Hourman (the Rex Tyler incarnation) is played by Patrick J. Adams in the Creator/TheCW's Series/{{Arrowverse}}, making his debut in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.

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Hourman (the Rex Tyler incarnation) is played by Patrick J. Adams in the Creator/TheCW's Series/{{Arrowverse}}, making his debut in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. \n A different version of the character will appear in the Creator/DCUniverse series ''Series/{{Stargirl|2019}}'', portrayed there by Lou Ferrigno Jr.


As of mid-2010, Rick operates with the JSA All-Stars squad as Hourman with Rex providing help as support staff. Tyler is still "in repair."

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As of mid-2010, Rick operates with After ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' rebooted the JSA All-Stars squad as DCU, no Hourman with Rex providing help exists, although Miraclo does and was a plot point in ''ComicBook/Earth2'', a series that, fittingly, started as support staff. Tyler is still "in repair."
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The first was Rex Tyler, who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for [[HourOfPower an hour before wearing off]].

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The first was Rex Tyler, '''Rex Tyler''', who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for [[HourOfPower an hour before wearing off]].



Rex's career ended, along with most of the founding members of the JSA, when he was aged to death by the CrisisCrossover villain Extant in ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''. Next up in the line was his son, Rick, first appearing in ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'' #20 (November, 1985). Rick spent time with other second-generation superhumans calling themselves Infinity, Inc. Rick was brash and overbearing in his career, embodying many of the darker aspects of his father's alter ego when left to run unchecked. Several events led to Rick giving up the mantle for a time, but he was ultimately stopped from continuing as Hourman by the illness that had ravaged his body from prolonged use of the toxic Miraclo. When the third Hourman found him, he was enraged at a robot taking up his father's identity. He attacked his usurper but was ultimately thrown into the Timepoint, [[TimeStandsStill a place of suspended time]], where he would wait until a cure could be found several years later.

The third Hourman was an android called "Tyler" or "Ty" by his friends. He first first appeared in ''JLA'' #12 (November, 1997) who had traveled from far, far, [[RuleOfThree FAR]] in the future to help the modern Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Ty begins as a [[TheEndIsNigh Harbinger]] of future [[StoryArc crises]], then transforms into ChekhovsGunman in the ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' mini-series. Afterwards, his [[TheOmnipotent omnipotent]] power mixed with a general lack of experience and maturity led to him seeking out the most humanizing sidekick/mentor in the JLA's roster: ...Snapper Carr. In the midst of his solo adventures with Snapper and several other friends, Tyler spent time connecting with the newest incarnation of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Years later, after curing Rick of his illness and reuniting him with his father, Tyler took Rex's place in the time-line, allowing himself to be "killed" and giving Rex and his son a chance to find their place in the current world.

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Rex's career ended, along with most of the founding members of the JSA, when he was aged to death by the CrisisCrossover villain Extant in ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''. Next up in the line was his son, Rick, '''Rick Tyler''', first appearing in ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'' #20 (November, 1985). Rick spent time with other second-generation superhumans calling themselves Infinity, Inc. Rick was brash and overbearing in his career, embodying many of the darker aspects of his father's alter ego when left to run unchecked. Several events led to Rick giving up the mantle for a time, but he was ultimately stopped from continuing as Hourman by the illness that had ravaged his body from prolonged use of the toxic Miraclo. When the third Hourman found him, he was enraged at a robot taking up his father's identity. He attacked his usurper but was ultimately thrown into the Timepoint, [[TimeStandsStill a place of suspended time]], where he would wait until a cure could be found several years later.

The third Hourman was an android called "Tyler" ''''"Tyler" or "Ty" "Ty"''' by his friends. He first first appeared in ''JLA'' #12 (November, 1997) who had traveled from far, far, [[RuleOfThree FAR]] in the future to help the modern Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Ty begins as a [[TheEndIsNigh Harbinger]] of future [[StoryArc crises]], then transforms into ChekhovsGunman in the ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' mini-series. Afterwards, his [[TheOmnipotent omnipotent]] power mixed with a general lack of experience and maturity led to him seeking out the most humanizing sidekick/mentor in the JLA's roster: ...Snapper Carr. In the midst of his solo adventures with Snapper and several other friends, Tyler spent time connecting with the newest incarnation of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Years later, after curing Rick of his illness and reuniting him with his father, Tyler took Rex's place in the time-line, allowing himself to be "killed" and giving Rex and his son a chance to find their place in the current world.


* HeroismAddict: He became addicted to fighting crime, in part due to his Miraclo use.



* ParentalNeglect: He was so busy being a hero and businessman that he completely neglected his son Rick.




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* TimeyWimeyBall: He was plucked out of time and placed inside a library, where his son could visit him.


Hourman (the Rex Tyler incarnation) is played by Patrick J. Adams in the Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, making his debut in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.

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Hourman (the Rex Tyler incarnation) is played by Patrick J. Adams in the Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, Series/{{Arrowverse}}, making his debut in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.


* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted by Tyler [[spoiler:and Tomorrow Woman]], but played straight by virtually every other android he encounters. He actively questions if it's an inevitable flaw of design or something he has a choice in.
** Heck, [[spoiler:and Tomorrow Woman]] ''did'' rebel against her maker; but since her maker was an evil RobotMaster and she wanted to be a hero, that was actually a good thing.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted by Tyler [[spoiler:and Tomorrow and [[spoiler:Tomorrow Woman]], but played straight by virtually every other android he encounters. He actively questions if it's an inevitable flaw of design or something he has a choice in.
** Heck, [[spoiler:and Tomorrow [[spoiler:Tomorrow Woman]] ''did'' rebel against her maker; but since her maker was an evil RobotMaster and she wanted to be a hero, that was actually a good thing.

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** Heck, [[spoiler:and Tomorrow Woman]] ''did'' rebel against her maker; but since her maker was an evil RobotMaster and she wanted to be a hero, that was actually a good thing.


* SideKick: Snapper Carr, member of the first incarnation of the Justice League of America and the [[Characters/AvengersHonoraryMembers Rick Jones]] of the DCUniverse.

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* SideKick: Snapper Carr, member of the first incarnation of the Justice League of America and the [[Characters/AvengersHonoraryMembers Rick Jones]] of the DCUniverse.Franchise/DCUniverse.


The first was Rex Tyler, who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for an hour before wearing off.

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The first was Rex Tyler, who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for [[HourOfPower an hour before wearing off.
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Hourman (the Rex Tyler incarnation) is played by Patrick J. Adams in the Creator/TheCW's Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, making his debut in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.


* AxeCrazy: Rex gets a little... giddy... when first dosing on Miraclo. As his "genecestor" would later witness in ''"The Death of Hourman"'', getting hit by an ambulance into a brick wall (head first) just starts a laughing fit. Rex is also a much more gregarious and "forward" individual while taking Miraclo.

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: Rex gets a little... giddy... when first dosing on Miraclo. As his "genecestor" would later witness in ''"The Death of Hourman"'', getting hit by an ambulance into a brick wall (head first) just starts a laughing fit. Rex is also a much more gregarious and "forward" individual while taking Miraclo.


The first was Rex Tyler, who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for an hour before wearing off.

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The first was Rex Tyler, who first appeared in ''Adventure Comics'' #48 (March, 1940). He was co-created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Baily. One of the original "mystery men" of TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, Rex was a biochemist who discovered a particular mixture of vitamins and hormones that he dubbed "Miraclo" would enable enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance for an hour before wearing off.

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Hourman was one of the first characters cut from the JSA roster, and the character vanished until the 1960s, when he would show up for the regular crossover stories between the JSA and JLA. He was a part of the short lived Justice Society of America series from the early 1990s, and then came Zero Hour...

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* JustAMachine: How he tries to justify [[spoiler:him dying in Rex's place. Defied by Rex, who declares that Matt is "as alive as any of us".]]

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