The secret origin of Prometheus. In this issue we meet Prometheus, the book opens on a head shot, and we find he is already telling his origin story. Prometheus was the son of two habitual offenders. Even though he was raised on the run, he loved his parents and the life style they raised him in. So when he sees them gunned down in front of him by the police, he decides to become a supercriminal and avenge them against good. His life is a flipsided mirror image of Batman. He gathered the right weapons , and technology, and plans to infiltrate the JLA watchtower by using a winning contestant of a fake superhero contest.