Justice League Vol 2 23.4: Secret Society
comes from a different place; a place where people live in fear of the Crime Syndicate
. A place where, long ago, the police
mugged the Wayne family, and it was Thomas Wayne, Jr.
who grew up to be Owlman
- a founding member of the Syndicate - after his faithful servant Alfred murdered his parents. On that day, their partnership was sealed, but it was also the day that they began to keep a dark secret - one that drove Thomas to seek control over any and everything
. Though Thomas had never asked why
Alfred did it, the butler is sure he knows - and that is why he will remain loyal to his master until death.