Justice League Task Force #19 Jan 1995
On the cover the villain Vandal Savage is encased in a puzzle. In the bar code (it's on the one I own as well as the cover posted) is 911. Vandal Savage shares a last name with Michael Savage, a radio talk show host who recently cause a controversy by claiming that autism was a sham. The resemblance to Vandal Savage is uncanny.
Vandal Savage was not created to resemble Michael Savage. Vandal made his first appearance in Green Lantern #10, Winter 1943. Michael Savage was born March 31 1942.
I posted about Michael Savage's outrageous comments here.
What struck me about the cover besides Vandal's resemblance to Micheal was the use of the puzzle. The puzzle has since become a symbol used by various autism support groups.
On page 2 of the comic, we see this image.
The Martian Manhunter, L-ron-Despero, and Vandal Savage are looking at a bombed out smoking skyscraper across the water. I found the image to be an eerie resemblance to this.
The plot of the comic is that someone is killing Vandal Savage's descendants (he is an immortal). Vandal Savage goes to the Justice league for help in finding the killer, but they discover Savage has been using his descendants for organ transplants when one of his organs go bad. A shadowy secret group that uses the symbol of the hourglass are the ones behind the whole scheme.
Let's take a look at his wiki page.
Savage's first mark in the "history" of the DC Universe came when he and a select group of people successfully undermined and destroyed the lost city of Atlantis. That group of people became known as the Illuminati, with Savage serving as its leader, then and ever since.
Vandal Savage is the leader of the Illuminati in the DC universe! Unreal.