Hourman I
Nick Name
Civilian ID
Rex Tyler



CEO of Tyler Chemicals

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

Freedom Fighters

All-Star Squadron

Justice Society

Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 10"
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Brown, grey with age.
Known Powers

Chemically enhanced superhuman strength, speed, stamina and durability for the duration of one hour enabled by the drug Miraclo.

Note: Tyler later activated the residual drug in his body by the use of ultraviolet rays emitted from the Miraclo Machine. Tyler had to improve the drug due to its physically addictive properties.


Miraclo Pills: Encapsulated chemical enabling super-human abilities.

Miraclo Machine: Generator that emits ultraviolet rays enabling super-human abilities.

Common Enemies

Dr. Darkk

Dr. Glisten

Dr. Iker

Dr. Kobalt

Dr. Slight

Dr. Togg

Psycho-Pirate II

Regularly Appearing

Adventure Comics Vol. 1

All Star Comics Vol. 1

JSA Vol. 1

Justice Society of America Vol. 1

First Appearance
Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #48 (March, 1940)
Ken Fitch & Bernard Baily

A chemist employed at Bannermain Chemical in New York, Tyler was a humble man, considered meek and timid by his colleagues who nicknamed him "Tick-Tock" for his obsessive punctuality.

In the late hours of the evening, Tyler worked feverishly in a project undisclosed to his superiors: the development of a drug to imbue ordinary men with miraculous powers. Tyler called his drug "Miraclo," and after some brief experiments he tested the formula on himself. Astonished at the effectiveness of the drug: for a single hour, he had incredible strength, speed, and resistance to physical harm.

After his initial uses of his powers created a riot at a local carnival, he disguised himself in an acrobat's costume and fled. Ultimately he adopted the costume as his uniform and became Hourman.

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