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Matthew Tyler

Real Name
Matthew Tyler

Rex Tyler (Hourman, Biological Template)

Base Of Operations


6' 4"

320 lbs (145 kg)


Unusual Features
Android, metal body, orange skin

Marital Status

Place of Death

First appearance
Last appearance



Hourman is a two-year-old android from the 853rd Century whose genetic software is patterned after the Miraclo-enhanced DNA of Rex Tyler, the original Golden Age Hourman. Thus, while this Hourman is a machine, he nonetheless qualifies as a 'descendant' of Rex Tyler's. In the year 85,271 A.D., Metron of the New Gods will appoint the young android as his heir and entrust him with the Worlogog , an artifact that can control and manipulate time itself. But Hourman forsook his post as Metron's apprentice and traveled back to the 20th Century to explore his human heritage alongside the Justice League.

The Worlogog allowed Hourman to step effortlessly through time. This, however caused a great catastrophe. When the Justice Legion traveled back to invite the JLA into the future, Hourman was infected by a virus implanted by the evil Solaris. This virus spread throughout Earth's technology, but the heroes were able to shunt it into a mechanical host. After this incident, the android felt great remorse for the damage he'd caused. He decided to divest himself of the Worlogog’s power and attempt to live as a human in the 20th century. He joined the JLA and befriended the JLA's former mascot, Snapper Carr, and took the name Matthew Tyler.

He left the JLA at the formation of the new Justice Society of America. Like his predecessor, he became a founding member of the new group. His JSA membership provided him with the opportunity to avenge Rex Tyler's death. Rex's killer, Extant, attempted to reassemble the Worlogog. Hourman was instrumental defeating the villain, but then left the JSA after this case.

After he had spent untold decades adventuring through time since his resignation from the JSA, he received one of Mr. Terrific's T-Spheres which bore a call for help. Rick Tyler was badly wounded in the Timepoint, which was normally occupied by his father Rex. Hourman quickly assembled everything and everyone needed to save Rick; Dr. Mid-Nite operated on Rick's major injuries, and Hourman sped up the healing process. Just then, the Timepoint's last seconds ticked away, and Rex knew it was time to return to the moment of his death. It was Rick, however, who leapt back into the timestream — to take his father's place.

The three Hourmen subsequently vied to take Rex's place in the timestream, but Matthew Tyler emerged "victorious." He empowered Rex with the power to return home, then shut everyone out diving to his death alongside the original Dr. Mid-Nite. Back home, Rex reunited with his wife and vowed to rebuild Tyler.

Powers and Abilities



He renounced the Worlogog's full power, limiting himself to the occasional "Power Hour" in which he can access some of the Worlogog's time-manipulating abilities.


Hourman is a master at time control and manipulation. He can see the future and the past, travel through time, place himself out of phase with time, age and de-age people and perform many other feats with time. Hourman has enhanced strength, endurance and agility, he also has the ability to fly.



  • Time Ship: Hourman has a time ship that he can use to travel through time.

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DC One Million Character

This character was created during DC One Million, and is a part of its possible future in the 853rd Century. DC One Million was a massive company-wide crossover event published in 1998.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the "DC One Million Characters" category.

This article uses material from the "Matthew Tyler (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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