He makes the final preparations to launch his rather unique torpedo, and he waits. Vandal Savage's work of the last several months is about to come to fruition, and yet, he isn't smiling.
His unhappiness lies in the nagging knowledge of the abilities of Alan Scott's children - a kind of mental bond between Jade and Obsidian that, when coupled with Alan's tale of meeting half of the accursed Justice Society at the lab in Opal City, all but guarantees that the team will arrive shortly to try and stop him.
So additional preparations have been made. Even if he's captured, the torpedo should be able to accomplish what he set out to do.
And in the meantime, he's assembled most of his hired security personnel to guard over the unconscious forms of Jade and Alan Scott.