|catbirdseat (catbirdseat) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-10-17 10:23:00
|Entry tags:||char: rex tyler/hourman, creator: michael bair, group: justice society of america|
Justice Society Returns: Hourman mocking Dr. Mid-Nite's origin
Dr Mid-Nite is a pretty cool guy. I mean, he has a cool costume with goggles and little crescent moons and he battles evil with the power of medicine. Unlike many others, he actually IS a Doctor. But his origin... well, let's say Hourman is being a dick here, but I think most people here would mock it, too.
Justice Society Returns is a comic about the original JSA, so this are Charles McNider and Rex Tyler, not Pieter Cross and Rick Tyler. I feel I have to say this, because there's pretty much no way to tell these Legacy heroes apart. I think mostly DC just thought, damn, the old Hourman and Mid-Nite aren't available, so we'll have to make new ones.
In any case, they're on an island off Scotland, where the Allies are busy creating super-anthrax, and they're also battling a supervillain. What better time for Mid-Nite to explain why he has a pet owl?
Unfortunately, Hourman is high on miraclo and this is how he replies:
But fear not, in the end they reconcile, and both the owl and the drug prove to be useful... when Hourman feeds the owl some miraclo.
And that is how some evil guy in a super-anthrax lab was defeated by Hootie the Owl.