COMICS: Owlman's Violent Origin Story Revealed In JUSTICE LEAGUE #25 Preview

While the cover teases a confrontation between Nightwing and The Crime Syndicate, this preview of Geoff Johns (Aquaman) and Doug Mahnke's (Green Lantern) Justice League #25 features Thomas Wayne (a.k.a. Owlman) orchestrating the murder of his parents and brother, Bruce.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/9/2013
FOREVER EVIL continues as the Crime Syndicate hunts down the few heroes left foolish enough to challenge them—including Batman’s protege, Dick Grayson. But Owlman has other plans for Nightwing...and Owlman’s teammate: the most deadly being on the planet: Ultraman!
















JUSTICE LEAGUE #25
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Pencils by DOUG MAHNKE
Cover by IVAN REIS
Variant Cover by AARON KUDER
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Interestein - 12/9/2013, 2:52 PM
That shit looks [frick]ed.

Always loved the Thomas Wayne Jr. lore.
EddieBrock - 12/9/2013, 2:53 PM
Wow. I thought Ultraman's origin was depressing.
SimyJo - 12/9/2013, 2:56 PM
An Owl-ternative universe as it were.
KidGoku - 12/9/2013, 2:58 PM
Holy.. shit that was dark.

I love it.
Jollem - 12/9/2013, 2:59 PM
wow, damn
TheFox - 12/9/2013, 3:00 PM
Damn.

Yeah, I'm gonna have to read this one. I love the concept of Owlman, and I dig the twisted concept of Earth 3-- that evil is a predominant mindset there, so no matter how over-the-top the inversions of the superheroes' origins are, it still plays well (and sometimes even hilariously-- but here, it's pretty stone-cold).

Still, I kinda prefer the Court of Owls version of Owlman, and I hope he makes a comeback at some point soon.

Z
Jollem - 12/9/2013, 3:00 PM
batcheeks8 - 12/9/2013, 3:04 PM
Damn..
batcheeks8 - 12/9/2013, 3:06 PM
As if the New 52 weren't gritty and gloomy enough as it is. They must've had a field day coming up with this.
Space - 12/9/2013, 3:15 PM
damn!
jlabatman - 12/9/2013, 3:15 PM
That is a cool origin, never saw that coming!
GentlemanlyBatman - 12/9/2013, 3:15 PM
That was pretty dam awesome! In a dark and depressing way
Fastestmanalive - 12/9/2013, 3:24 PM
That is so messed up .

This week is an awesome week.

Justice League
Justice League America
Justice League 300 (Please be Wally)
Nightwing
Superman/Wonder Woman

Wendsday get here NOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!
lntrn8 - 12/9/2013, 3:29 PM
sick little bastard!
hue66 - 12/9/2013, 3:48 PM
I like the whole idea of alternative universes. The stories are usually interesting. Liked it a lot on Fringe. But this is a little dark for me
JorL5150 - 12/9/2013, 3:58 PM
and then trudy went into the asylum and came out a midget michael meyers.
BenjiWest - 12/9/2013, 4:03 PM
Does everyone else here James Woods voice when reading Owlman's dialogue.
ManCalledSting - 12/9/2013, 4:04 PM
[frick] yea! Ultraman's, and this origin are awesome.
TheActionAce - 12/9/2013, 4:24 PM
Damn, never saw that coming

That is some Dark crap, cant wait to read it

but cool none the less,
Doug Mahnke is a good replacement for Ivan Reis, still going to miss his work, even if he is returning next issue
beane2099 - 12/9/2013, 5:19 PM
God that was like half the comic. Good stuff though. I liked Ultraman's origin story too.
Volthoom - 12/9/2013, 5:24 PM
Who drew the variant cover, not sure which one i want.
Volthoom - 12/9/2013, 5:26 PM
ahh snap i didnt read. nvm i know who it is, but which should i get?
campblood - 12/9/2013, 5:28 PM
simyjo wins the pun award
JoeMomma29 - 12/9/2013, 5:33 PM
Whoa!!!!!

Also Black and Yellow what the hell????
KingMarvel - 12/9/2013, 5:38 PM
i like it!! :)
MrDonut - 12/9/2013, 5:48 PM
What a creepy [frick]er... Sold!
dkhager - 12/9/2013, 6:04 PM
man this has been an awesome arc..cant wait to see how it all plays out
Tevii - 12/9/2013, 6:25 PM
Loving The Forever Evil storyline. have always loved alternative universes and stuff cuz they don't have the same limitations the real versions do. So much potential....that's what made all the Flashpoint spinoffs so great.... Now this... Great stuff
Prime - 12/9/2013, 6:50 PM
So he killed Batman.
NecessaryEvil - 12/9/2013, 8:06 PM
Awesome
patrat18 - 12/9/2013, 8:13 PM
Love it!
J0RELLC00LJ - 12/10/2013, 5:27 AM
That was wicked awesome, loved it.
Rokyn - 12/10/2013, 6:20 AM
People are saying that is too dark? This is a child's book compared to some crazy movies.
rabid - 12/10/2013, 7:16 AM
IMO, these Owl mythologies are the only worthwhile plots to spin out of the new 52.
MightyZeus - 12/11/2013, 2:48 AM
Damn. That origin is dark. I liked it. To be honest i've always been facinated by Owlman more than any of the other characters from the alternate earth.
siggisuperman - 12/11/2013, 6:05 AM
This stuff is making me want to pick up a DC book for the first time in many years. Like BADLY. Think I'm gonna go buy one now

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