To some, living forever means seeing the world change and evolve, observing the growth of humanity throughout time, and gaining an appreciation for life. For Vandal Savage, immortality means achieving power by plotting the downfall of humankind to advance his own self-interests—and that makes him one of the most dangerous beings on Earth.
Born before recorded history, Vandal Savage encountered a radioactive meteorite that granted him enhanced speed, strength and agility, increased his intelligence beyond the capabilities of the average human—and gifted him immortality. For 50,000 years, Savage roamed and attempted to rule the Earth, claiming direct involvement in some of history's most notorious moments, from the rise and fall of the Roman Empire to the gruesome murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
With the rise of super heroes, Savage found a new challenge, a new obstacle in what he perceived as his rightful place as the ruler of Earth. From the Justice Society of America to the Justice League to many of his fellow super-villains, Savage will face down and eliminate anyone who poses a threat to his supremacy—and has thousands of years of experience and planning to pull it off.
Along with his enhanced physical abilities, Savage's intelligence makes him an almost-unparalleled tactician and strategist. Savage's immortality not only grants him the ability to survive just about anything, but also has allowed him to amass incredible wealth, resources, knowledge and experience. Without question, Savage ranks as one of the most dangerous beings on Earth...past, present or future.
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“The Savage Dawn” begins! Following recent events in the SUPERMAN ANNUAL, Superman is becoming increasingly desperate to regain his powers!
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The epic “Truth” arc reaches its finale as Superman makes some brutal choices and discovers the source of the Shadow Warriors.
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The ebony powers of the woman known as Wrath are unleashed on Superman. Will the Man of Steel fall to the dark side?
What would happen if the powers of all of Superman’s foes were contained in one villain?
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“Savage Dawn” continues! Now powered by Kryptonite, Superman is confronted by the first of Vandal Savage’s children!
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Clark battles his way through Vandal Savage’s hordes to reclaim what is rightfully his—the Fortress of Solitude and his birthright!
“Endgame” part 4. The Joker is back! This time, no more funny stuff. And in the backup story, five Arkham Asylum escapees share their encounters with The Joker!
“Savage Dawn” continues! Superman and Wonder Woman lead an army of gods and monsters against Vandal Savage and his deadly spawn!