pittman-hoyt-148611-justice-fullpittman-hoyt-148611-justice-face-gunHOYT PITTMAN
(Earth-148611 / "New Universe")

Real Name: Hoyt Pittman

Identity/ClassAlternate Reality (Earth-148611/"New Universe")

Occupation: FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agent

Group Membership: FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Affiliations: Rebecca Chambers;
    reluctantly Justice (John Tensen), Arnie

Enemies: Damon Conquest, Tattoo;
    formerly 
Justice

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Pitt"

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly mobile across the USA;
    formerly New York(?);
    native to and/or grew up in Texas

First Appearance: Justice I#1 (November, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Hoyt Pittman was an experienced FBI agent, carrying and proficient in using a handgun, as well presumably hand-to-hand combat, investigations, etc.

    Although more experienced than his partner, Rebecca Chambers, he apparently followed her lead because he was secretly in love her. 

    He took pride in his Texas heritage and voiced it frequently.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'2"; he looked to be about the same height as Justice)
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 240 lbs.)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
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History:

(Justice I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Having been in the FBI much longer than his co-worker Rebecca Chambers, Hoyt frequently told her "If we're gonna bust these folks, we should bust 'em, Becky."

(Justice I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Every time traffic snarled, Hoyt noted how much he hated driving in New York. pittman-hoyt-148611-justice-limo

(Justice I#1 (fb) - BTS) - When his FBI co-worker Rebecca Chambers had her first justice department operation (involving Martin Roth and Chango Villalobos), Hoyt posed as her chauffeur while she tried to infiltrate Roth's Factory night club. 

(Justice I#1) <August 7, 1986> - While driving through Manhattan's East Village's St. Mark's Place, Hoyt asked Becky if he'd ever told her how much he hated driving in New York City, and she replied that that was his second favorite, after the "bust 'em" comment. He then continued that while he appreciated how important this job was, that their man was in place, and it was time to move, rather than to play dress up so she could personally make certain... "I ever tell you how much I hate wearin' a uniform, Becky?"

    Assuring Hoyt this was the best way to get things done, as they reached the Factory, Rebecca told him to forget he was a hard-nosed FBI agent (see comments) and start acting like a chauffeur. Hoyt opened her door and let out of the limousine, after which he watched as she entered, and he was particularly concerned about the "weird" guy (the paranormal Justice, who then believed he was a warrior from an alien dimension) who took an interest in her.

(Justice I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Concerned for Rebecca's safety with regards to the "weirdo," Hoyt entered the Factory, ultimately catching up with Rebecca only after he had slain Jean-Paul (a corrupt agent of Roth intended to lure her intro a frame-up/trap). While Rebecca held Justice at gunpoint, Hoyt rushed in and joined her, but the Factory's distraught hostess (?) stood between Justice and the FBI agents, and Justice was able to form a shield to push them back, after which he took off. 

    Hoyt and Rebecca caught up to Justice on the Factory's roof, seconds after he had slain Martin Roth, who had just apparently slain Chango Villalobos. The two held him at gunpoint once again, this time without any interference.

(Justice I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Justice allowed himself to be taken in, and he was placed in a prison cell.

(Justice I#2 - BTS) <August 8, 1986> - After Justice saved Rebecca Chambers from a quartet of Damon Conquest's monstrous Hound warriors, he departed while she was still somewhat in shock by the experience.

(Justice I#2) - Hoyt rushed into the room while Rebecca stood over the fallen Hounds, and when he asked her who they were, she told him she wanted a complete security clamp-down on this, with nothing getting outside the department until they...and she trailed off, somewhat overwhelmed by observing the paranormal battle.

(Justice I#2 (fb) - BTS) - After Justice had approached a cabbie named Arnie for transport to Los Angeles, Hoyt and Rebecca spoke with Arnie, who described Justice's appearance and told them where he had been asked to go.

(Justice I#2) - After Justice departed with Arnie, Hoyt drove Rebecca in a light blue Chrysler with New Jersey plate. Hoyt vowed to follow Justice to the Pacific Ocean if that was where he was really going.

(Justice I#3 - BTS) <8/12/1986> - Justice and Arnie stopped at Rosie's Diner off exit 14 in Oklahoma.pittman-hoyt-148611-justice-shooting

(Justice I#3) - As Hoyt and Rebecca approached the diner, Justice sensed Rebecca's presence and rushed out to the street in front of their car, forcing them to stop. Justice greeted Rebecca and Hoyt, and Hoyt swiftly exited the car, aimed his gun at Justice, and told him to put his hands up. As Justice complied, Hoyt told him "if you were figurin' on killing us like you killed Jean-Paul -- you're a mite too slow for a Texas boy!"

    Justice assured Hoyt that he only slew the guilty, but when he approached Rebecca, discussing how she had "felt the touch of a warrior's soul" (when he had briefly kissed her), Hoyt contended that this was "horse puckey!" and insisted he back away from her immediately. When Rebecca reminded Hoyt of what they had seen Justice do, Hoyt acknowledged that while he could not explain what he had seen, that didn't mean that Justice was an alien. He then fired a near miss bullet past Justice's head, warning that he would not pull his next shot, and then Justice -- considering that Hoyt was merely misguided and that he also loved Rebecca -- used his shields to knock him off his feet and separate him for his gun. Justice then told Hoyt that if he had deserved death he would be dead, but that he would not be able to breach his shield. Challenging this claim, Hoyt told Rebecca to give him her gun, and then fired futilely at Justice, causing those nearby to dodge the ricochets.

    Informing Hoyt that he could not hold him and that he was going to see Damon Conquest no matter what, Justice suggested that he and Rebecca join himself and Arnie in driving to Los Angeles. While Hoyt initially threw down his gun and angrily stated, "No chance" and argued with Rebecca that he had been around a lot longer than her, Rebecca noted Justice's power and suggested they work together. After they all entered the diner, Hoyt went to the bathroom to clean up a bit.

(Justice I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Within the bathroom, Damon Conquest's agent Tattoo followed Hoyt into the bathroom where he implanted some sort of creature within him or perhaps transformed and took control of  a portion of his body...or something.

(Justice I#3) - Returning from the bathroom as Justice used some sort of mind-meld to communicate with Rebecca, Hoyt angrily told him to get his hands off of her. Despite Rebecca's attempt to calm him, Hoyt insisted they get back in their car and continue their mission. When Justice advised they follow him, Hoyt refused to get in the car with him unless Justice was wearing cuffs. Noting that he had had the chance to kill him and still could, Justice noted that he knew he was simply a dedicated justice agent and he argued that they could work together to being in Damon Conquest. When Rebecca backed the goal of getting to Conquest, a frustrated Hoyt reluctantly accepted this. pittman-hoyt-148611-justice-death

    As they approached Arnie's cab, Hoyt told "J-Man" to sit up front where they could watch him; Justice complied but instructed Hoyt not to disrespect his name or position with such a name. When they reached the open road, 100 miles from Amarillo, Tattoo's creation/manifestation tore from the back of Hoyt's neck, killing him, as it announced, "Time enough to do what I have to do!!"

    The creature/manifestation latched on to Justice's right hand (his sword hand), forcing him to project a sword-blast from his left hand to destroy it, while also destroying his own right hand (although it would grow back); the traumatic emergence of the creature caused Arnie to drive off a bridge, crashing the cab on the street below. Justice got Rebecca and Arnie out of the cab before it blew up, but Hoyt's apparently dead form was presumably consumed in the explosion.

Comments: Created by Archie Goodwin, Geof Isherwood, Joe Delbeato, and Jack Fury.

    Rebecca Chambers described Hoyt as "hardest-nosed FBI agent since Melvin Purvis turned in his tommy-gun."
    Melvin "Little Mel" Purvis was the FBI agent known for leading manhunts and bringing in high-profile criminals such as "Baby Face" Nelson, John Dillinger, and "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

    As Justice was arrested in New York City (presumably Manhattan) and placed in jail, which was described as being on Centre Street. That would fit with the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse.

    For anyone not familiar, check out the New Universe Primer, courtesy of own Prime Eternal.

    This profile was completed 7/23/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Hoyt Pittman
should be distinguished from:



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Justice I#1, pg. 12, panel 1 (Hoyt as limo driver);
    #2, pg. 11, panel 5 (mostly full, frontal);
            panel 7 (face);
    #3, pg. 6, panel 6 (face, with gun);
        pg. 8, panel 4 (shooting at Justice);
        pg. 14, panel 1 (creature tearing out of neck)

Appearances:
Justice I#1 (November, 1986) - Archie Goodwin (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Joe Delbeato & Jack Fury (inkers), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice I#2 (December, 1986) - Steve Englehart (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice I#3 (January, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)


First posted09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/29/2021

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