Lincoln March is a male comic supervillain who features in DC Comics.
To free himself, March made a desperate deal with the Court whereby he would bring induct the prophesised Gray Son of Gotham. In order to achieve that end, he had Gotham Councilwoman Noctua bring about the Robin Laws in order to get the GCPD to arrest all teenagers that wore the mask of Robin. This was to bring about the emergence of the various Robins that followed Batman back to the city with Dick Grayson among them. Afterwards, he had the berserker Elite Talons unleashed that were tasked with destroying Gotham City. To avert this destruction, Damian Wayne decided to surrender to the Court of Owls and join them as the Gray Son. In reality, he was implanted a bomb for him to be used as a hostage whilst Dick Grayson confronted the Court at their Labyrinth. Once there, he was given the choice to either join the Court as their Gray Son or they would destroy Gotham City along with Damian Wayne. Ultimately, Dick Grayson agreed and it appeared that the Court's plot was defeated but in reality they had achieved their goal as the Gray Son took his place at the Parliament of Owls. (Robin War v1 #2) At their Labyrinth in Greece, March intended to lead this splinter faction known as the Parliament of Owls on global scale compared to the Gotham based Court. He was, however, knocked out as the Parliament sought to chart their own course of action without him as they discarded their white masks for black ones. (Nightwing: Rebirth v1 #1) He remained imprisoned within the Tomb of the Unworthy that was used as a place to hide disgraced Talon's. This was until he was awakened by the Joker who had learnt of the location after torturing a member of the Court of Owls. Freed, March was forced to aid the Clown Prince of Crime as he waged a war on Gotham City and dispatched March along with other Talon's to target Batman. (Detective Comics v1 #1023)
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- Lincoln March was created by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo where he made his first appearance in Batman v2 #1 (November, 2011).
- In an interview on CBR, Snyder commented on the character's creation, "From there, I felt that while I wanted this to be a faceless organization, at the same time I wanted it to have someone step out from behind it eventually. It needed to be someone looking for some kind of retribution unless you're going to have a story where Batman makes almost no progress at the end and winds up having the Court remain faceless. So it became a question of who would rise up and betray them, and historically Owlman is a character that's worn the mantle of the owl, and in versions of him that I've loved, he's always been a scary reverse Bruce. So all those pieces just clicked into place. The Thomas beat -- or Lincoln claiming to be Thomas, because I should mention to the readers that the story isn't done. There's more in #11, so you'll have to wait and see if he's telling the truth. But even a character claiming to be Thomas gave me that final emotional beat."
- Batman v2: (2011)
- Batman Eternal v1:
- Robin War v1:
- Nightwing: Rebirth v1:
- Detective Comics v1: (2020)