Over the past few weeks we longtime DC fans have had some of the best moments in recent memory with the reimurgence of the Crime Syndicate! But many readers didn't quite feel the impact because they have no idea who this 'anti Justice League is. So let me give you a quick lesson on who the team is, and where they came from.
Way back in 1964, the Crime Syndicate made their debut in Justice League of America #29. The team came from Earth Three, a place where bad ruled the planet. On Earth Three, Columbus discovered Europe, the British fought America for their independence and President John Wilkes Booth was assasinated by Abe Lincoln. Crazy, eh? How about the planets only hero is LEX LUTHOR!!!
In their debut, the Crime Syndicate was bored with how easy it was to rule their planet and was looking for another challenge. They discovered Earth One and Earth Two and decided their challenge would be in conquering those worlds.
In 1985, the Crime Syndicate and Earth Three were some of the first victims of the Anti Monitor in the classic Crisis On Infinite Earths.
The original team was made up of Ultraman (Superman's counterpart), Superwoman (Wonder Woman), Power Ring (Green Lantern) , Owl Man (Batman) and Johnny Quick (Flash). The current new 52 group is rounded out by Deathstorm (Firesorm), Sea King (Aquaman) and Atomika.
In last weeks 'Forever Evil' # 1, it is obvious that this team is willing to push the envelope and look like they are willing to do whatever it takes to make their dreams of dominating another earth. If you didn't pick up this book, or haven't read it...GO NOW AND FIX THIS!
Pure magic, DC!!! Thank You!