Hello, I am wondering if anyone else feels this way.
I am REALLY likeing Stargirl I am liking it so much that I was surprised to find out that it was an Arrowverse show. I was nervouse to start watching it as the last time DC attempted a female led show we got SuperGirl a show so cringy that… well it was nearly universally made fun of and even my mom couldn’t watch it(and she went to college in the 70s). BUT I was really likeing this show until…
I found comics late, I would say I was easiy a Jr. in highschool and my first exposure was Sandman(by Neil Gayman) and then imediatly after finnishing that serise Crisis On Infinant Earths. I was hooked. I loved all the hearose. I was exposed to almost the entire world of them all at once after all. But my favorites soon became Animal Man BoosterGold and eventualy Hour Man.
I loved Hour Man, A real flawed individual, a chemist who wanted to repay the world for the ritches it had let him earn. He invented a super drug that when taken gave him super strength endurance and durability, for exactly one hour. He was a fit man but the difference was striking so he wore an hour glass around his neck to help him keep track of the time. Nestalgia right? …Well… no.
I loved Rex Tyler becasue of all the super people he was one of the closest to me. He was baically a nerd who worked his way to the top through hard hard work and determination but when his goals outpaced his abilities he admited it and found a way to overcome his limitations. I have an IQ of 132, I love science I grew up wrestling saleing fencing and cooking, but, like millions of Americans, I also have A.D.D., dysgraphia, and fine motor control difficulties, I also have a hypersensitivity to sound and tactial stimulus(although I also have incredibly good hearing and balance so that is a trade off).
I was perscribed rittlin at eight years old. At first I hated it. The idea that I wasn’t good enough. The idea that people wanted to change how MY mind worked was infuriating, BUT eventually I came to realise that the pills helped me accomplish my goals better. I wasn’t too distracted to sit down and start leanring to read in a usful way(starting at 8 it took me til 12… though no one would ever think that as I have a library worth of books by this point). I was able to moderate my mouth so instead of constant funny comments I could come up with clever quips that charmed instead of annoyed people, and as I got older I learned the other benifites of my pills. I could stay up for days or go to sleep whenever I wanted. I could take a little more when needed and help my school dominate the chess cercate, I could take a little less and wright funny bits for stand up sets. Sure I needed my meds to perform as well as the average person, but with them I could perform better than that.
And then I found Hour Man. No hero represented me better. I loved Hour Man. I know I am not alone, Milions of young Americans take one medication or another. I know that at first glants a slick show runner will see Hour Man and think, “We can’t indorse pill popping drug useres,” but that isn’t what Hour Man ever was to me. I don’t think it is who he was to most people, and I certainly don’t think that is how he would be seen in todays world.
Maybe, I am wrong… what do you fine people of the DCU vewer base think?