Owen Mercer is the second costumed character known as "Captain Boomerang." Owen has operated as a super-hero, serving on the superteams the Suicide Squad and then the Outsiders.
Owen Mercer is the son of the late George "Digger" Harkness, who was the first Captain Boomerang. Harkness operated throughout most of life as a super-hero, although he was pressed into service with the federally-operated Suicide Squad as a condition of his punishment for various crimes.
Neither Owen Mercer nor his father, the criminal George Harkness, have ever been portrayed as actively religious, as far as we know. Owen Mercer never met his father the entire time he was growing up. )He was raised by his mother.) So there is not necessarily any connection between the religious leanings or beliefs of the two men known as "Captain Boomerang."
From: "Question for other atheists" forum discussion, started 6 March 2006 on "Comic Boards" website (http://www.comicboards.com/dcb/view.php?trd=060306051129; viewed 23 July 2007):
Posted by Hellstone on Monday, March 06 2006 at 14:20:26 GMT
re: "As noted in other discussions over the years they seem to bend over backwards to NOT assign denominations or faith statements to characters..."
Well, I think that goes for the "big 3" [Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman], for example. But many denizens of the DCU have expressed their religion explicitly, and I'm not just talking Wonder Woman and Kobra and Zauriel here... many more, have all stated their explicit beliefs...
Posted by Icon on Monday, March 06 2006 at 15:08:25 GMT
Many of those have their beliefs tied up in their powers or character. I'd have a much harder time saying what denomination (or absence of same) some of the more generically-themed characters are, like: Robin, Argent, Impulse..., Steel, Wonder Girl..., Joto, Hawkman..., Metamorpho, Captain Boomerang (Senior and Junior), and the like...