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Hourman was a member of the Justice Society of America.
Rick Tyler was supposed to exist on Prime Earth but his existence was erased after Doctor Manhattan prevented Alan Scott from becoming the Green Lantern and, as a consequence, his death prevented the creation of the Justice Society of America.
Later, Doctor Manhattan undid his actions and allowed Alan Scott to become once again the Green Lantern and form the Justice Society. Rick Tyler was brought back to life and was part of the Justice Society, along with the first Hourman, Rex Tyler, helped Superman defeat the metahumans who were ravaging Washington, D.C..
- Miraclo: Hourman derives all his superhuman abilities from the "miracle vitamin" Miraclo. An active ingredient is a special form of phosphorus, which bonds temporarily with the ATP in muscle cells to create an "Adenosine Quad-Phosphate" which energizes the cells.
- Superhuman Strength: The energy released gives the subject increased strength.
- Superhuman Durability: The energy released gives the subject limited invulnerability.
- Superhuman Stamina: The energy released gives the subject heightened stamina.
- Superhuman Agility: The energy released gives the subject increased agility.
- Night Vision: The energy released gives the subject the ability to see at night.
- Aquatic Adaptation: The energy released gives the subject the ability to breathe underwater.
- Rick Tyler/Hourman was created by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, and Todd McFarlane, first appearing in Infinity Inc. #20. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Rick Tyler/Hourman first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Doomsday Clock #12 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
- 4 Appearances of Richard Tyler (Prime Earth)
- 1 Images featuring Richard Tyler (Prime Earth)
- Quotations by or about Richard Tyler (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Richard Tyler (Prime Earth)
Justice Society of America member