Thursday, August 18, 2011

DC Comics Reboot-Silver Age Hour-Man

The next Golden Age DC Comics hero to inspire a new version for the Silver Age was Hour-Man. Carleton Chronos was born into the Chronos Family legacy; the oldest male would receive The Time Cloak! The wearer, and a few companions, can travel through time, to any era, for one hour. He can also emit time waves, which can, as needed stop or speed up people or objects. His earliest adventures seem to be misadventures, as he has trouble controlling his powers at first. Later, his powers mastered, he worked for a time as a temporal agent and has worked with the Legion of Super-Heroes. Later, he was the founder and leader of The Super-Squad. His power was sufficient to transport the members of the Squad when needed, but his greatest asset was his inborn leadership. His own title had a spotty history, selling well in the 1960’s but getting progressively less popular as time went on. In the 1980s, after a series of lackluster time traveling adventures with third rate guest stars (think Brother Power the Geek) his title was finally, mercifully canceled, and Hourman was unceremoniously killed in Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

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