|Fighting:||Good (10) / Remarkable (30)|
|Agility:||Typical (6) / Excellent (20)|
|Strength:||Good (10) / Remarkable (30)|
|Endurance:||Good (10) / Remarkable (30)|
|Health:||36 / 110|
All of Hourman's powers derive from a pill called Miraclo, which works for exactly one hour per dose.
Chemical Engineering * Bio-Chemistry * Business
The Justice Society of America
Rex Tyler, nicknamed "Tick-Tock" Tyler, was a young chemist working at the Bannerman Chemical Company near New York City. He discovered a chemical compound that he named Miraclo, which could give him super-powers for an hour at a time. Using his discovery, Tyler became the masked crimefighter known as the Hourman.
The Hourman joined the Justice Society of America, and he began suffering from side effects as the result of taking his Miraclo pills, including a growing addiction to them. Therefore, he took a leave of absence from the Justice Society and began work on his "Miraclo machine," which would use a ray to give him his powers without any adverse effects.
Before Tyler was finished, he was recruited by the figure known as Uncle Sam to join his first team of Freedom Fighters to fight the Axis powers on Earth-X, a parallel world without any native super-heroes. Hourman was believed killed on that world, but almost three months later a new group of Freedom Fighters found him in captivity there. With their help, Hourman escaped and returned to his native Earth, where he joined the wartime All-Star Squadron. He began using the Miraclo machine instead of the pills to gain his powers.
Sometime in the 1940s Tyler retired as Hourman, and over the following years he rose to become president of the Bannerman Chemical Company, which he renamed the Tyler Chemical Company. Tyler returned to his Hourman career when the Justice Society was reactivated. By then he had developed Miraclo pills that had no side effects or addictive qualities. Tyler married Wendi Harris, an actress, and they had a son, Rick. Despite his father's initial objections, Rick became the second Hourman.