"The Hourman Final Act": Face, Hood, Hourman, Sandman, & Lenny's moron gang all showed up at a masquerade ball. The fight mostly took place on the Ritz Hotel's roof. Lenny died in a fall, after fatally shooting The Hood. Hourman punched out The Face, but he later got away.
Appearing in "The Hourman Final Act"
- Shelly Darrigo
- Franco Darrigo
- Mrs Dorothy Van Shelton Bannermain
- Alexander Bannermain
- many partygoers
Synopsis for "The Hourman Final Act"
Face, Hood, Hourman, Sandman, & Lenny's moron gang all showed up at a masquerade ball. The fight mostly took place on the Ritz Hotel's roof. Lenny died in a fall, after fatally shooting The Hood. Hourman punched out The Face, but he later got away.
- On p.22, Sandman blurted out Rex Tyler's real name, which The Face could have overheard, if he was conscious and hadn't yet fled the rooftop.
- At story's end, Tick Tock Tyler has decided to take a hiatus from his Hourman adventures and put some science into improving his super-power-inducing formula, which is still not yet called "Miraclo."
- The Earth-Two version of Hourman began his adventures in Adventure Comics #48 (March 1940). While it is possible that the Earth-Vertigo version of Hourman may have remained inactive from New Year's Day 1939 until March 1940, it is not likely that the irrepressible Rex Tyler would remain out of action forever.
- During the story, Shelly and Franco Darrigo have a discussion about what direction to take their publishing, with Franco suggesting that the reading audience wants heroes. Later, while vomiting in a vase, Shelly saw Wesley (still wearing the yellow/purple acrobat costume) rush past him. Given that much later in Sandman Mystery Theatre #50 the Darrigo Brothers began publishing a Sandman comic where the title character is wearing a yellow/purple costume, it's implied that this was where Shelly Darrigo got the idea.
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