I think part of the problem that writers run into when dealing with Hourman's hour of power gimmick, is that for the most part one hour should be more than enough time for our hero to resolve the conflict. As such in order to have his power run out at an inopportune moment during the crisis, thus increasing the sense of excitement, the writer is forced to come up with a way of delaying our hero. This time out both writers went to the same well to draw their delaying plot device from, as both the opening and secondary story have Hourman's race to the scene eat up most of his hour of power, and wouldn't you know it both times his power runs out at the worst possible moment. This issue is basically the same, uninspired plot told twice, and neither writing team manages to produce much beyond a mildly entertaining diversion at best. The Hourman fan in me is rather disappointed as I honestly feel the character is deserving and capable of far better entertainment value than this issue offers Read Full Review
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