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DC Universe Presents, Vol. 2: Vandal Savage

(DC Universe Presents #2)

3.20  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Vandal Savage has walked the Earth since the early days of man and has been a criminal just as long. Point to a historic crime or horror and most likely, the immortal Savage was there. Savage's daughter, Kass Sage, chose a different path and is now know as the FBI's greatest criminal profiler. When a serial killer appears of Kass' radar, she must seeek her imprisoned ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by DC Comics
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Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
The Vandal Savage story is very good. Vandal Savage is in prison for occult murders of dozens of individuals. Now there's a copycat killer on the loose and the FBI needs help catching the killer. Savage's daughter was inspired to become an FBI agent in atonement for Vandal's crimes. She's the lead agent on the case. This is the best art I've ever seen from Bernard Chang. He also does his own coloring and it looks great. None of those reverse negative panels that he likes to do now that just look ...more
Sep 24, 2014 rated it liked it
The headliner is a good read - Vandal Savage as a Hannibal Lecter variant. The rest of the gods and little fishes.
A short Teen Titans arc and a bunch of zero-issues for already-canceled titles (Mr. Terrific, Blackhawks etc.)make this the epitome of the cheap grab-bag approach to collected volumes that has soured so many fans over the years.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
DC Presents Vandal Savage... and Kid Flash, and OMAC/Brother Eye, and Deadman, and Mister Terrific, and Blackhawks. I would say that I do not know why none of the others stories were mentioned on the cover of the book, but having read them it is not much of a mystery.
3.5 STARS : The Vandal Savage arc features the cliche crime story of a prisoner being 'released' from jail in order to help the FBI track down a copycat serial killer. The prisoner is Vandal Savage, the FBI agent is his daughter,
Rick Hunter
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of any of these characters
Shelves: traded-donated
I still haven't read volume 1 of this series, but since every few issues is a complete story about some character that doesn't have their own series, it doesn't really matter. Besides, I found this book for $1.18 at a used book store and couldn't pass it up. I've now started 42 out the 52 series that DC released as part of the first wave of the New 52.

This volume collects issues #9-12, 0 and parts of Teen Titans #11 & #12. Issues #9-11 were a story that focused on Vandal Savage and his
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: DC
An interesting new take on the evil that is Vandal Savage. James Robinson does a really good job of grounding the normally over the top villain. While his ideas might not be very new and original, they're still very well done. Bernard Chang does a great job of conveying the emotions and villainy in each page. If the story could have been a little longer, even a series, that would have been fantastic. Sadly, just three issues then a bunch of filler. Literally used to take up space. Unwanted, by ...more
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a fun short run, only three issues, that basically amounts to DC does Silence of the Lambs. I thought it was worth a read and well executed. I'm not really sure what the point was in terms of the larger DC Universe (New 52 era), but it was still enjoyable.

I'm also only rating the Vandal Savage part of this collection. There were several one-shot stories added into this, but I didn't read those.

Ultimately, I think I rate this 3.5. If you get a chance to read it, I think it's fun, but I
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-comics, new-52
Dobra historia z Vandalem, pokazująca go w innym świetle i nadająca głębi tej postaci.
Kid Flash ma bardziej prostolinijną narrację i akcję jak z kreskówki. Te dwie historie raczej nie pasują do siebie w tym zestawieniu.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, dc
The Savage story was well done. I particularly liked the dynamic with his daughter. A good read.
Reprints DC Universe Presents #0 and 9-12 (July 2012-November 2012). Kassidy Sage has a past that she’s trying to forget. When a senator’s daughter is kidnapped by the Swan Killer, she must face up to the past if there is any hope at saving her. Kass is the daughter of Jonathan Savage: the Vandal Savage. Imprisoned in Belle Reve, Savage could be the key to capturing the copycat killer…but the killer might have motives of his own. Plus, Kid Flash finds himself trying to round up a bunch of ...more
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This review is only for the first story arc, about Vandal Savage. I did not read the non-Savage related issues, and am not planning on doing so in the future. I'm not really interested in those characters and I haven't heard anything good about these issues.

I recently found this volume in a comic book store with a large discount. I picked it up because I like the new CW show 'Legends of Tomorrow' (in which Vandal Savage is the main antagonist), and this book was offered with a large discount. I
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
This collects various DC Universe Presents stories. The centerpiece is a multi-episode arc focusing on Vandal Savage and his daughter. Well, one of his daughters. I was hoping it would be Scandal (previously of Secret Six), but this seems to be a new character. The relationship between them as his daughter uses Vandal's skills to hunt down a serial killer works really well, and it's a fun if familiar story. The other collected issues aren't nearly as entertaining. There's a couple focused on Kid ...more
Feb 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
The main reason reasons this is such a low review is two fold. One is that James Robinson's New 52 re-imagining of Vandal Savage really doesn't work for me. I'm not so stuck in continuity that I'm against re-boots, but the Savage re-boot failed for me. Savage goes from an immortal mastermind, someone who when written well can see the long game to a serial killer who is immortal. Savage just seem so bland, and that surprised me.

I mean generally speaking I usually like Robinson's work.

The rest
Steven Pilling
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was ok

Here we go another collection where the first story is all you need to read.

The first story which is a silence of the lambs style book is genuinely very very good. It works highly readable but the rest of the stuff is so weak and so un-engaging.

The other issue is the first story is so different to the other stories it is jarring in the extreme.

Borrow from the library, read the first story and then return .
Richard Rosenthal
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic
More like 2.5 stars. The Vandal Savage part is solid, but it is short. The rest of the volume is bits and pieces of other comics. There is A kid Flash story from the Teen Titans and The Mr terific story that was in Earth 2 and a couple other forgettable vignettes. I like the idea of a catcha all DC Universe title but I think each volume should have been just one or two solid story lines.
Kenning  Jean-Paul García
Not the Vandal Savage I wanted to see. Decent story but just not the old Vandal. But, the Blackhawks was OK as was Deadman. Kid Flash was goofy but what else would you expect? And then there's two other pieces of nonsense tucked in there. Not entirely terrible but far from good.
Daniel Butcher
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-52
After reading Vandal Savage in Demon Knights this is a very different take on Savage.

DC comics meets Silence of the Lambs.

And we get origins and closures for cancelled books like Mr Terrific and Hawk and Dove.
Alex Neilson
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A well-written little serial killer vs profiler story, with several superhero backup stories. Not bad at all.
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
The Vandal Savage story was really good: 4 stars. The Deadman story was ok: 3 stars. Everything else was lame.
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James Robinson is a British writer, best known for his work in comic books and screenplays. He is well-known for his encyclopedic knowledge of comic book continuity, especially regarding the Golden Age of comic books. His earliest comic book work came in the late 1980s, but he became best known for his revitalization of the character Starman for DC comics in the 1990s. In addition, he has written ...more

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