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The son of the original Hulk also played a strong superhero in a very underrated DC series

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Lou Ferrigno Jr. appeared in four episodes of Stargirl as Rex Tyler aka Hourman.

Lou Ferrigno is best known for his role as the Hulk in the television series The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982), based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. He later reprized this role in the animated and CGI versions. His son Lou Ferrigno Jr. is also an actor and also played a superhero role, but it is based on DC Comics.

Ferrigno Jr. is best known for his role as Donovan Rocker SWAT, but did you know he played a superhero like his dad? He can be seen in four episodes of the DC superhero series Star girlcreated by Geoff Johns and based on the DC Comics superhero Courtney Whitmore, created by Johns and Lee Moder.

Positive reviews

Star girl ran for three seasons 2020-2022. Prior to the show’s premiere, characters from the series made cameo appearances during the Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths” through images from the archive.

The series has received positive reviews from critics. For example, on Rotten Tomatoes it has a score of 94%, and in the second season even a perfect score of 100%. The site’s critical assessment is: “An excellent series for anyone looking for a little hope, Stargirl is great entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.”


Star girl follows high school student Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) who discovers the cosmic wand originally used by Starman. He begins to form a new generation of superheroes that will become the new incarnation of the Justice Society of America.

Most of the members of the original Justice Society of America (JSA) died fighting the Injustice Society of America (ISA). One of the original members of the JSA is Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, played by Ferrigno Jr. In flashbacks, we see him in this big battle, among other things.

Boy Rick

Star girl takes place ten years after the great battle, which we also see as a flashback. We get to see how Hourman survives the battle and how he and his wife Wendi follow the ISA to Blue Valley. They eventually leave their son Rick Tyler in the care of another JSA member and are killed by Solomon Grundy.

Their son Rick later takes his father’s commission and amulet to avenge his parents. Rick is played by Cameron Gellman and he is the new Hourman, who together with Courtney, among others, forms the new JSA.


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