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Issue 26 - Vandal Savage
Patron Matt wanted it, so we give it to you - VANDAL SAVAGE! Just as Supergirl returns, Anthony & Doc Issues cover DC's immortal powermonger. They also sing Hamilton and talk about their upcoming crossover episode with Popcorn Psychology! Listen now!
Created by Alfred Bester & Martin Nodell in Green Lantern #10 (December 1943)
Originally a Cro-Magnon named Vandar Adg who lived in approximately 50,000 BC, he was bathed in the radiation of a meteorite, which gave him intelligence and immortality
Claims to have been several people throughout the ages: Khafre, Cheops, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Blackbeard, Vlad the Impaler, Jack the Ripper
Served as adviser to Erik the Red, William the Conqueror, Napoleon, Otto von Bismarck, and Adolf Hitler
Once tried to capture the Justice Society and place them in suspended animation, but was stopped by Jay Garrick and Barry Allen working together
Formed a villainous group called Tartarus to battle the Teen Titans - included Gorilla Grodd, Siren, Lady Vic, and others
Captured by authorities and sent to Salvation, a hellish planet that was a training ground for parademons of Apokolips - managed to survive long enough to escape back to Earth
Final Crisis - followers of Cain attack Savage with the Spear of Destiny, branding him with the Mark of Cain - battles the Spectre, and allies with Ra's al Ghul to defeat group trying to track down the meteor that made Savage immortal
New 52 - used a meteorite to kill his chieftain in 47,000 BC
Fought alongside Knights Templar
Met Copernicus and killed him because he would not help him search for more asteroids
Allied with Nazis to use their technology to drive into a meteorite
Rebirth - rescued from prison by Secret Society and became their leader
Manages to take away Superman's powers, and nearly defeats him, but his attempt to kill Superman backfires and rejuvenates him, and Superman wins
Matt - You have all the money in the world, why conquer? Why not just sit back and let the money work for you?
Exclusivity & proximity to power (28:29)
All the patience in the world, yet frustrating on his scale/timeline (37:35)