After getting into villainy, Copperhead decided to try his luck in Gotham City. Swiftly defeated by the Batman, Copperhead was recruited by Anthony Ivo into the Secret Society. Protective of Ivo, Copperhead knocked out Catwoman after she herself knocked out the mad professor. Copperhead was then captured by the Justice League of America, but freed with the arrival of the Crime Syndicate. Sent by the Syndicate with other Society members to aid Power Ring, Copperhead was betrayed and killed by Deathstroke.