Appearing in "War Devil"

  • Batman (appears also as Matches Malone)
  • Spawn (appears in both flashback and main story) (appears also as Colonel Al Simmons)

Supporting Characters:


  • Living Dead
  • Simon Vesper (appears in both flashback and main story)
  • Virgil Dare (Death)

Other Characters:

  • Daniels
  • Larry
  • Virginia Dare (flashback only)


  • Potter's Field
  • Gotham Tower (appears in both flashback and main story)



Plot Synopsis for "War Devil"

The story of Virginia Dare and Roanoke is recapped. "Matches Malone" is searching for information on a missing man named Virgil Dare. Batman tails Dare to Gotham Tower, a building project led by Simon Vesper, a man killed by Spawn. Batman finds Dare and learns that he is working to fulfill Vesper's plans. Vesper reappears the day before opening ceremonies. Vesper attacks and kills Dare making a pentagram with his blood and spelling at Croatoan above it. Batman and Spawn briefly fight with Batman coming out on top. Batman and Spawn begin working together to solve the mystery. Gotham Tower lights up brightly and a pentagram of burning buildings starts while the rest of Gotham goes dark. Gotham's dead rise. Batman confronts Vesper at his building's opening ceremonies. Vesper is actually "the demon Croatoan", working for Satan to collect souls for the devil's army. Spawn fights Croatoan but is overpowered. Batman helps Spawn just in time and Spawn defeats Croatoan. The dead return to their graves and the doorway to Hell is closed.

Synopsis written by DC Database Wikia.


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