The Owl is a male comic supervillain who features in Marvel Comics.
Whilst running drugs through Hell's Kitchen, Owl decided to eliminate his competitors in the Libris crime family and ordered a hit against Izzy Libris though this failed. As a result, he was abducted by Mayor Fisk who was angered at his edict of no inter-gang conflict occurring and intended for Owlsley to be sent away until his organization was brought into line. However, Leland refused as he felt Fisk had grown soft and was playing a bigger game which meant he could not be involved in criminal activities in the city. The Owl then killed the guards that abducted him and made his escape where he intended to keep on continuing his activities in defiance of Fisk. (Daredevil v6 #11)
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- The Owl was created by Stan Lee and Joe Orlando where he made his first appearance in Daredevil v1 #3 (August, 1964).
In other media
- In Spider-Man, the Owl made a brief cameo appearance in the 1990s animated television series in the episode "The Insidious Six" with him having no speaking lines.
- In Daredevil, Leland Owlsley appeared as a regular character in the Netflix live-action television series where he was portrayed by actor Bob Gunton.
- Daredevil v1:
- Age of Ultron v1:
- Daredevil v6: