He is named after the 19th century nursery rhyme "Solomon Grundy". He is shown being defeated by Thor. In Cullen Bunn's Sorcerer Kings storyline in Superman/Batman, The Creeper leads an army of Grundymen in a battle with Batman, Superman, and vampire Nina Skorzeny. In the present, Solomon Grundy somehow returned to Earth, went on a decaying rampage, and fought members of the World Army where he was briefly dissolved. The battle continues until Scott once again exiles Grundy to the moon where neither he nor the "Grey" can do any damage. The bomb went off fusing Grundy and Banner together. Eventually it is revealed that Gold committed suicide, meaning he forced the curse of Solomon Grundy on himself. Cyrus assumed the new name of Solomon Grundy after a character in a nursery rhyme and became a ravenous monster. The same thing never happened on Justice League Unlimitedbecause he died thrice before the Legion even formed. In Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers series, the Witch-People of Limbotown (who are descended from the immortal Melmoth) bury their dead, and later dig them up, at which point they become animate and are used as slave labor. However, Hawkman strikes Grundy with his mace, and Doctor Mid-Nite is able to revive the Lantern. According to Rykel, she was pregnant with Gold's child, and sought to extort money from him for her silence. Solomon Grundy is best known by his eponymous appearance in the nursery rhyme - "Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday, christened on Tuesday, married on Wednesday, took ill on Thursday, grew worse on Friday, died on Saturday, buried on Sunday, that was the end, of Solomon Grundy." Since then, his entire existence has been an … Green Lantern and Doiby use a special radio-like device Alan Scott had developed that is attuned to the mental wavelengths of Grundy himself; Green Lantern calculates the path of Grundy and announces over the radio in JSA HQ where Grundy will strike. 3) #53, "Solomon's Revenge", Green Arrow helps Dr. Chrissie Cavendish, a S.T.A.R. Solomon Grundy is a reanimated corpse stemming from a cursed place near Gotham City called Slaughter Swamp. Johnny turns on the radio, which blares the warning that Solomon Grundy is on the loose; the members believe, based on a large, muddy footprint on the floor, that Grundy got to HQ and took Green Lantern. Green Arrow notes that this version seems much more violent, and manages to kill him by choking him with the string to his broken bow (despite the fact that Grundy does not have a heartbeat, functional veins, or need to breathe). [49], In the Justice Riders reality, Solomon Grundy is featured as a normal human. Grundy recites the Solomon Grundy nursery rhyme while being pursued before Batman finished it for him when he defeats Grundy. The story, "Grundy No Like Arrows in the Face! Alan Scott and the Phantom Stranger were given as his guides throughout the week, while Etrigan was trying to take him to Hell. [44], In a flashback, Solomon Grundy is among the villains that protected Ingrid Karlsson during a riot at Arkham Asylum. At the end of the fight, exhausted, he reverts to Cyrus Gold again. It is not known if Grundy is still using this building. Cyrus Gold (1985 - 2011) Alan Scott serves as his reluctant guide, as the story continues in the Solomon Grundy miniseries. [34] He is revealed to be the mastermind behind the abduction of Red Tornado's robot body (it is revealed he gained this intelligence when he was reborn after being burned by Prime). [10], A battle soon commences when Grundy's body gravitates towards young astronomer Dick Cashmere as he learns to ride light waves, resulting in his assuming Cashmere's identity for a time while leaving the real one bound and gagged, though the Society finds him soon after. When asked about his name, one of the few things he can recall is that he was "born on a Monday". In the DC comics, Cyrus Gold became an inhuman zombie named "Solomon Grundy" after being murdered, when he was extorted for money due to becoming the father of a baby belonging to a prostitute. He returns to Gotham City, but is shot by police after attacking a charity worker. He is apparently destroyed yet again when Batman tricks the creature into a blast furnace, where it is apparently consumed by the flames.[22]. Toeing the line between sinister villain and tragic antihero, Solomon Grundy has become one of the more popular antagonists in DC's extensive catalog of characters, and one of the comic book publisher's oldest still in wide usage, having made his debut in 1944. First appearing in Earth 2 #3, Grundy personifies "The Grey" life-destroying forces and opposes "The Green" forces that choose Alan Scott as their champion. [18][19], Grundy goes on to afflict Green Lantern and his teammates, including the Huntress who is the first female for whom he develops an affection. Solomon Grundy is a poem and traditional nursery rhymes dating back to the 19th century England. [30], While no specifics are given during the "Infinite Crisis" storyline, Solomon Grundy is also coerced into joining the Secret Society of Super Villains. [48], In the JLA/Avengers crossover, Grundy is among the villains enthralled by Krona to defend his stronghold. He is nearly invulnerable to physical, magical, and energy attacks and he is not affected by fire or low temperatures. In Batman '66, Solomon Grundy appears as a wealthy Olympic wrestler who Marsha, Queen of Diamonds seduced with one of her Aunt Hilda's potions. [40], The Prime-Earth Solomon Grundy is introduced in DC Rebirth. Where Were You On The Night Batman Was Killed? Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy, Arrow, 2013, season 2/episode 9: "Three Ghosts", Fictional character, a zombie supervillain in the DC Comics Universe, Articles and topics related to Solomon Grundy, It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One, https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/characters/DC-Universe/Solomon-Grundy/, "New Lego game lets you team up with Joker, Harley Quinn and other DC bad guys", Solomon Grundy at the DC Database Project, Last Days of the Justice Society of America, Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame, Green Lantern Coaster (Warner Bros. Movie World), Green Lantern: First Flight (Magic Mountain), SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Solomon_Grundy_(character)&oldid=998580623, DC Comics characters with accelerated healing, DC Comics characters with superhuman strength, Fictional characters from parallel universes, Fictional characters with plant abilities, Fictional characters who can duplicate themselves, Supervillains with their own comic book titles, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, ← The first Gambler was debuted by Henry Kuttner and Martin Nodell. His super strength and invulnerability made him a formidable hero, until Ultraman renders him inert on a Saturday.[47]. When Henry made the workers feed the body to the crocodiles, Grundy snapped, killed Henry, and everyone else in the slaughterhouse, then committed suicide while reciting the "Solomon Grundy" nursery rhyme he would often sing to his infant son. When Banner gets angry, he becomes Grundy. [12][13], After many years, Grundy is knocked loose from his planet prison and returns to Earth to battle Green Lantern, Hourman, and Doctor Fate. Solomon Grundy is imprisoned orbiting the Earth in a stronger bubble created by the combined powers of Green Lantern and Doctor Fate. Grundy attacks both of them, but Batman drives him off by blinding him with a shot of mace. Solomon Grundy is a fictional supervillain in DC Comics and an antihero in the DC Animated Universe. His imprisonment at the hands of the ISA forced him to commit several murders, including that of Rex and Wendi Tyler. (1944). One of the men at the camp mentions the nursery rhyme character Solomon Grundy (who was born on a Monday), and Gold adopts the moniker. His body, awaiting its inevitable resurrection, is left behind when the villains leave the Hell Planet. He is based on the 19th century nursery rhyme "Solomon Grundy." Solomon Grundy is an immortal zombie super-villain from the 19th Century with several origins. Fifty years later, he is reanimated to serve a new leader. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The two combat Grundy and each other until Bizarro leaves and Superman rips Grundy's head off when the zombie prevents him from going after Bizarro. Green Arrow subdues the new monster, and leaves Grundy be. [57], When it came to his next encounter with Solomon Grundy, Alan was reunited with Sam Zhao who has become an avatar for the White. The Solomon Grundy poem is telling the story of Solomon Grundy, a man who, metaphorically, lives and dies his entire life in one single week. See more ideas about solomon grundy, grundy, dc villains. Solomon Grundy has superhuman strength and stamina. Cyrus GoldAppearances • Images • Gallery • Quotes, Solomon Grundy is an immortal zombie super-villain from the 19th Century with several origins. Calendar Man used them to help to kill the Batman, which took a whole week for him to defeat all the clones. Making his way across country, Grundy heads for the headquarters of the Justice Society of America. Green Lantern arrives early for the meeting and when the other members arrive, they find their headquarters smashed to pieces and Green Lantern missing from the ranks. Grundy hides out for a time in the Arrowcave, the long abandoned former headquarters of the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow. While searching for artifacts of his former life, Oliver and his former ward, Roy "Arsenal" Harper, stumble onto Grundy's new hideout. [17], Solomon Grundy briefly works with the Injustice Society when the Fiddler retrieves Grundy from the moon of Earth-One in order to attack the JSA. [11], At this point, Grundy is freed and enlisted along with several other supervillains by the time-traveling criminal Per Degaton in his second appearance, who has traveled to 1941 to capture the Justice Society of America on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, hoping to change history and take over the world. Cyrus met with her for a secret negotiation at Slaughter Swamp, several miles outside of Gotham. He is an amalgamation of Solomon Grundy and Hulk. [54], During the Emperor Joker storyline where the Joker warped reality, Solomon Grundy was the warden of Arkham Asylum. However the JSA and JLA went to battle an Anti-Matter being that was threatening both Earths in Warp-Space after being summoned by Doctor Fate, who had sensed the threat due to the Spectre. The Lantern is severely dazed and tries to ward off Grundy with his ring, but he is much too weak. Harlequin of the Dummy's Injustice Unlimited, uses her illusion powers to disguise herself as Jade. Originally murdered in the mysterious Slaughter Swamp, he resurrects and regenerates there every time he is killed again in his zombie form. The lyrics were first recorded in 1842 by nursery rhyme and fairy-tale collector James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps. “Solomon Grundy” is a poem and traditional nursery rhyme dating back to the 19th century England. Read Solomon Grundy from the story DC Universe: X by SirDoomGuy with 2,034 reads. Former Harlequin manipulates Grundy to attack the members of Infinity Inc., one by one. In the animated series Challenge of the Super Friends, Grundy was a member of the Legion of Doom. Solomon Grundy was briefly seen fighting Arkillo of the Sinestro Corps and Saint Walker of the Blue Lantern Corps. The scene now shifts back to the moment at JSA HQ where Green Lantern had opened the door. He is reanimated by Marsha's Aunt Hilda and goes on a rampage in Gotham Cemetery until Batman and Robin stun him with an electric shock to hold him until the police arrive. Grundy was a slaughterhouse worker in 1898, his wife Pinney Grundy was raped by his callous foreman Henry Pittance and she killed herself on the job. While in Earth's orbit, Solomon Grundy, Azathoth, and Sam Zhao sacrifice their lives so that Alan Scott can receive their combined Parliament abilities to stop Apokolips from destroying Earth 2.[59]. Either way, the story of Solomon Grundy is a strange and harrowing tale full of magic and mystery. Cyrus got into trouble with Gotham's organized crime world and found himself getting killed and dumped in the a wetland known as the Slaughter Swamp. The radio continues its report, listing cities where Grundy was seen, so each member picks a city and heads for it to try to find Green Lantern while Wonder Woman stays behind. Having absorbed magic from Doctor Fate and Green Lantern, Grundy is easily able to defeat the combined might of Superman, Jay Garrick, Hawkman, Hawkman, and Green Lantern, until he is defeated by both Green Lanterns and sealed in Slaughter Swamp. [56], Eventually, Grundy's origin was revealed in a flashback. greenlantern, superman, superhero. He is eventually defeated by Batman and Superman, the former blasting his hands off and the latter ramming himself straight through Grundy's chest since he will reanimate. In it, he is convinced by Icicle to help Wizard, who is in trouble.[32]. Grundy was a corrupt man named Cyrus Gold until his untimely death in Slaughter Swamp. Two rivalling bumbling oafs duke it out to end their rivalry! 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The All-Star Squadron comes to their rescue, Sir Justin faces off against Solomon Grundy and Grundy is the last villain to be transported back, he is thrust back to the moon where he remains for over two decades, as this timeline is erased once Degaton is defeated. While noting that Solomon Grundy is more invulnerable to his ring due to the chlorophyll, Green Lantern chases after Solomon Grundy until he becomes exhausted in the petrified forest in Arizona. When Grundy appears again, he has returned to his malicious persona; the joint efforts of Jack Knight, Batman, Alan Scott, and The Floronic Man are needed to stop him. [15], In his next appearance, Solomon Grundy battles the combined might of both the Justice Society, and later their counterparts the Justice League, nearly to a standstill at Slaughter Swamp, when he develops an affection for a lost alien child who has accidentally been sent to Earth-2 and is dying due to separation from his pet. Grundy is then taken back to his Earth by the Justice Society. Later as a somewhat humorous twist, Batman provides Solomon Grundy with a Thanksgiving dinner.[24]. [23] Grundy also appears earlier in the story while Batman pursues one of the suspects who bombed Dent's house into the sewers during Thanksgiving. Solomon Grundy was created by Alfred Bester and Paul Reinman, first appearing in All-American Comics #61. [31] The aftermath of that battle is inconclusive, but Grundy evidently survives, as he was last seen in a murky swamp in JSA Classified. Liking this flash, Grundy commits murders hoping to see the flash again. Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character who debuted as a Green Lantern villain in 1944 and has been fighting pretty much every hero in the DCU ever since, though he remains tied to Slaughter Swamp just outside Gotham. The alien child is finally reunited with his pet and sent back to his own dimension. Soon, Superman obtains a compound from S.T.A.R. 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