Alias








Hourman II
Nick Name
The Powerhouse Prophet
Civilian ID
Rick Tyler
Occupation

Adventurer

Artist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
New York, New York
Group Affiliation

Infinity Inc.

Justice Society


Base of Operations

Los Angeles, California

New York, New York


Height
5' 9"
Weight
170 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers

Chemically enhanced super-human strength, speed, stamina and durability for the duration of one hour enabled by the drug Miraclo. Possesses the ability to randomly see one hour into the future.


Note: Although Miraclo was designed to work only on the body chemistry of Rex Tyler, his son's physiology being similar allowed him to gain abilities from the chemical as well.


Rick Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia which was believed to have been caused by the ingestion of Miraclo. The android Hourman III discovered Rick's condition had been misdiagnosed and matched no condition recorded in human history.


To save Rick's life after his condition was accelerated by taking Miraclo, the android transported Rick to a temporal dimension known as the Timepoint, which repeatedly plays out the same moment in time.


How he returned and was cured has yet to be revealed.


Accessories

Hourman Costume: Uniform possessing the ability to administer the Miraclo drug through wrist injectors and containing technology to transport the wearer and other around him to the Timepoint dimension.


Miraclo: Chemical enabling super-human abilities designed to work with Rick's body chemistry.


Common Enemies
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Regularly Appearing

Hourman Vol. 1

Infinity Inc.

JSA


First Appearance

Rick Tyler

Infinity Inc. #20 (Nov. 1985)


Hourman II

Infinity Inc. #21 (Dec. 1985)


Creator
Roy Thomas & Todd McFarlane
Origin

Son of the brilliant biochemist Rex Tyler (Hourman I), Rick Tyler, although having an aptitude for science had no interest in a career of medicine or chemistry, but instead wished to become an artist.


Though he would follow in his father's footsteps in a more unexpected way, that of a superhero. While father and son where visiting Los Angeles a series of earthquakes struck as a result of the Crisis of Infinite Earths, Rick ingested one of his father's Miraclo pills and later donned a costume.


When many of Earth's heroes were without warning teleported aboard the Monitor's satellite to join in the battle against the Anti-Monitor, Rick rose to the occasion and fulfilled his father's duties as Hourman.


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