The side effect turned Solomon Grundy green. The battle continues until Scott once again exiles Grundy to the moon where neither he nor the "Grey" can do any damage. Alan Scott serves as his reluctant guide, as the story continues in the Solomon Grundy miniseries. 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]. Grundy is once more an unintelligent monster, repeating the opening line of the nursery rhyme. However the first fight ends when, engaging in fisticuffs with the monster because of the ineffectiveness of his ring, Grundy is hurled under a train by Green Lantern. [43], The sorceress Selena created a mindless clone of Solomon Grundy from his DNA sample to serve as the muscle for the Fatal Five and fought Supergirl. Gold murders two escaped criminals who are hiding out in the marsh and steals their clothes. He is named after the 19th century nursery rhyme "Solomon Grundy". [28] In the final issue, the same Unknown Man punishes another of his group – the Eighth Man, Zor – by dressing him in Cyrus Gold's clothing and leaving him for the mob to find, implying that Zor – an extremely vain character, notable for attempting several times to overthrow the Universe and for having defeated The Spectre – would later become the first Solomon Grundy. Solomon Grundy is a fictional supervillain in DC Comics and an antihero in the DC Animated Universe. Solomon Grundy is an immortal zombie super-villain from the 19th Century with several origins. He finds himself in front of his own grave, where the Phantom Stranger tells him he has seven days to undo his curse, as "There is an unholy night coming, as black as the dead's blood. The … [33], In Brad Meltzer's Justice League of America, Grundy is reborn with intelligence after being killed in the Battle of Metropolis. 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 encounters Green Lantern, the Flash, and Wonder Woman in Echo Park, whom Grundy knows from 1947. By modern day, Solomon … In the police morgue, he transforms into Solomon Grundy. The same thing never happened on Justice League Unlimitedbecause he died thrice before the Legion even formed. He is an amalgamation of Solomon Grundy and Hulk. Later as a somewhat humorous twist, Batman provides Solomon Grundy with a Thanksgiving dinner.[24]. However, Hawkman strikes Grundy with his mace, and Doctor Mid-Nite is able to revive the Lantern. [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. [55], In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. And it's best if Solomon Grundy was not around for it" (a reference to the upcoming Blackest Night storyline). 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. He is based on the 19th century nursery rhyme "Solomon Grundy."[1]. Grundy recites the Solomon Grundy nursery rhyme while being pursued before Batman finished it for him when he defeats Grundy. At this point, he has temporary mastery over all wooden objects. Current As Grundy will regenerate, Superman takes his body and head to Lex Luthor to find a way to make Grundy an asset to the Regime. Fifty years later, he is reanimated to serve a new leader. 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. See, The first Psycho-Pirate was debuted by Gardner Fox and Joe Gallagher. 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. 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. [48], In the JLA/Avengers crossover, Grundy is among the villains enthralled by Krona to defend his stronghold. Where Were You On The Night Batman Was Killed? After Infinity, Inc. disbands, Solomon Grundy loses his loyalty towards Jade. His entire gang was put down by Kid Baltimore with a single bullet each except for Grundy who took two. Sir Solomon Grundy is a distinguished, poised mountain of a man. Cyrus Gold (1985 - 2011) [8], A criminal scientist calling himself the Baron of York kills his brother and takes over his gang stating to them that he knows where to find the body of Solomon Grundy. Swamp Thing attempts to cry out for Superman to stop, as he believes Grundy to meet the definition of life, but Swamp Thing is unable to express this, due to physical difficulty in speaking. 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). He is nearly invulnerable to physical, magical, and energy attacks and he is not affected by fire or low temperatures. 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 song was translated in different languages including French, German or Italian. When Banner went out see who it was, the man turned out to be Solomon Grundy. This version of Grundy returns one final time, without explanation, leading a gang in the Earth-One Gotham City. 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. Minutes later, Grundy arrives at JSA HQ, and, not finding the Lantern there, he smashes the place up, then leaves. 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. [36], In the one-shot Faces of Evil: Solomon Grundy (March 2009) by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins, Cyrus Gold returns to life in Slaughter Swamp, as he was prior to becoming Grundy. Grundy is then taken back to his Earth by the Justice Society. [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). Some have been truly evil; some much less so. In the animated series Challenge of the Super Friends, Grundy was a member of the Legion of Doom. Solomon Grundy is a fictional character, usually depicted as a supervillain in DC Comics and an antihero in the DC Animated Universe. Peter Tomasi and Viktor Bogdanovic placed Batman in a situation that is pretty unique in itself. 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. During an aerial bombardment of Dover, he is blasted to life out of the rock from the white cliffs. However, when the villains exit, Grundy's hand trembles, accompanied with a groaning sound. Making his way across country, Grundy heads for the headquarters of the Justice Society of America. • The nursery rhyme is the inspiration for the DC Comics character Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy, a large, strong zombie supervillain created in 1944 as an adversary for the Green Lantern, though later a common foe of Batman and Superman. Sir Solomon appears to be identical in physical appearance to the mainstream Solomon Grundy with the exception of a trimmed mustache and a small goatee. He can also continue fighting for days straight, making him incredible resilient in addition to his huge strength. Two rivalling bumbling oafs duke it out to end their rivalry! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Cyrus assumed the new name of Solomon Grundy after a character in a nursery rhyme and became a ravenous monster. During a clash with Superman, it is determined that his might is too much for the Man of Steel, so Superman flies the monster to an alien world inhospitable to all save the hardiest life as the zombie propels himself through the air mimicking his one-time adversary. [7] Strong, vicious, and nearly mindless, Solomon Grundy falls into a life of crime—or perhaps returns to one, as his scattered residual memories may indicate—attracting the attention of the Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Solomon Grundy is a poem and traditional nursery rhymes dating back to the 19th century England. When the Baron of York bluffs about him being worshiped and served, Solomon Grundy kills the Baron of York and takes over his gang. The two defeat Hawkman and Wildcat before Grundy is thrown into a cooling volcano by Power Girl and Superman. The alien child is finally reunited with his pet and sent back to his own dimension. 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