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Johnny Quick

In an alternate universe, Earth is all but controlled by the Crime Syndicate, a ruthless gang of super-powered criminals led by Ultraman, Superwoman, Owlman, Johnny Quick, Power Ring, and J’edd J’arkus — all evil counterparts of the Justice League. Nearly all super-heroes or super-villains are reversed, with Lex Luthor and the Jester the last survivors of their world’s Justice League.

Johnny Quick, like the other Syndicate bosses, has a team of super-powered “made men” working for him. Among them are Red Arrow, Lobo, and a counterpart to Black Canary.

While he’s quite happy to terrorize the populace to keep them in line, he seems to have a little more heart than his compatriots. (Spoilers below)

He volunteered to help stop Owlman from destroying the multiverse by acting as a dimensional gateway. When he discovered that doing so had rapidly aged him, he accused Batman of tricking him, knowing it would happen — but expressed admiration. His dying words were simply, “Good one, mate.”

Johnny Quick vs. the Flash

Text by Kelson Vibber. Do not copy without permission.


  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video movie (February 2010)

TV Appearances

  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video movie (February 2010).


Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is based on the original “Crisis on Earth-Three” story from 1964 (see Johnny Quick of Earth-3) and the 1999 JLA: Earth 2 graphic novel which updated the story (see Johnny Quick of Antimatter Earth). It was originally written in the DC Animated Universe continuity as a bridge between the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series, then adapted to be more like the current DC Universe.

While most of the other Crime Syndicate members’s costumes are similar to one of the original designs, one of the updated designs, or the villain’s heroic counterpart, Johnny Quick’s costume looks very little like any Flash or Johnny Quick costume from the comics, outside of the color scheme.

The Crime Syndicate

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