Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Man of the Hour


I've had a fondness for the golden age superhero "Hourman" ever since I got a 7-11 Slurpee with him on the cup. The goofiness of a guy who takes a pill to get superpowers an hour at a time appeals to me. He would always manage to be in the middle of a fight when his pill would wear off, much like Iron Man would always run out of power in the 60s. Think about it; it's like taking a viagra; you have to take it beforehand, but not too soon for it to wear off. In later years, they had to muck him up with addiction issues and cancer, but I still like the character.

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