[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). Solomon Grundy is a fictional character, usually depicted as a supervillain in DC Comics and an antihero in the DC Animated Universe. Cyrus Gold (1985 - 2011) Once Grundy found out that Marcie had duped him, he savagely beat her within an inch of her life. It has also been established that the Spawn of Frankenstein is partly animated by the immortal blood of Melmoth, making him a Grundyman. Ragdoll's scarred face relates to Grundy, and Grundy goes on to turn against the Secret Society. [26], The origins of Grundy's resurrection come from the fact that the Parliament of Trees, a high council of Plant Elementals, tried to turn him into the newest Plant Elemental. 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. The two defeat Hawkman and Wildcat before Grundy is thrown into a cooling volcano by Power Girl and Superman. 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. 1 Appearance 2 Superpowers 3 Depiction in the web series 3.1 Season two 3.2 Season three 3.3 Season four 4 Depiction in comics 4.1 Finals Crisis 4.2 Summer Olympus 4.3 Past Times at Super Hero High 5 References Solomon Grundy is a large, grey skinned zombie man with white, untidy hair and grey eyes. 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]. In keeping with his educated personality, Sir Solomon dresses himself as a 19th-century Englishman would, and speaks accordingly. He then reformed his body and continued to go after Alan Scott. When Banner went out see who it was, the man turned out to be Solomon Grundy. He is killed during a battle with Parademons. Former 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. 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. [16], While imprisoned, Grundy incorrectly deduces that the second Green Lantern's Earth must contain a second Solomon Grundy, and crosses over from his Slaughter Swamp prison on Earth-2 to Earth-1 where he overpowers that Earth's Superman before being tricked and stranded on the moon. [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. Either way, the story of Solomon Grundy is a strange and harrowing tale full of magic and mystery. 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. Apparently, something happened immediately afterwards. Shortly thereafter, Grundy reappears in Gotham in the pages of Batman: Shadow of the Bat, battling Batman once again and killing the female descendant of one of the killers of Cyrus Gold. Grundy bests the costumed trio, and is summoned by a mysterious voice to deliver them or "pay the penalty". His imprisonment at the hands of the ISA forced him to commit several murders, including that of Rex and Wendi Tyler. Liking this flash, Grundy commits murders hoping to see the flash again. Cyrus became loyal to Marsha and she told him to wait outside. Green Lantern fights back with his power ring and fists until both men fall into a nearby stream and over a small waterfall. 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. When injuries do occur, his body rapidly in a matter of seconds heals up the wounds, sometimes enabling himself to re-attach severed limbs right after they are hacked off. However, when the villains exit, Grundy's hand trembles, accompanied with a groaning sound. Alan Scott serves as his reluctant guide, as the story continues in the Solomon Grundy miniseries. Some versions are more mindless than others; some are actually moderately intelligent, recalling the literate, well-spoken monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.[27]. A clash with Alan Scott and Jade in the pages of Green Lantern Corps Quarterly ends with Grundy turning into a statue of petrified wood. [41], Solomon Grundy is pursued by Batman in Gotham City before the former incapacitates him. Solomon Grundy is seen fighting against the Blood Pack in the Battle of Metropolis, until he is vaporized by Superboy-Prime's heat vision, which apparently kills the Blood Pack and destroys Grundy's current incarnation. Cyrus GoldAppearances • Images Jack Knight befriends Grundy, who has become innocent and childlike. Solomon Grundy is a poem and traditional nursery rhymes dating back to the 19th century England. At the end of the fight, exhausted, he reverts to Cyrus Gold again. This version of Grundy returns one final time, without explanation, leading a gang in the Earth-One Gotham City. In the later seasons the character was revealed to originally be named Cyrus Gold and became a zombie-like figure after his corpse was dumped in a swamp contaminated with experimental chemicals. The story, "Grundy No Like Arrows in the Face! Two rivalling bumbling oafs duke it out to end their rivalry! This cycle of reincarnation also gives him different abilities every time, so over the years he has varied drastically in strength and intelligence. In the parallel universe of Earth-Two, in the mid 19th century lived a corrupt sociopath named Cyrus Gold. 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. [9], A freak weather occurrence releases Solomon Grundy from his prison. [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. While searching for artifacts of his former life, Oliver and his former ward, Roy "Arsenal" Harper, stumble onto Grundy's new hideout. He is apparently destroyed yet again when Batman tricks the creature into a blast furnace, where it is apparently consumed by the flames.[22]. Cyrus GoldAppearances • Images • Gallery • Quotes, Solomon Grundy is an immortal zombie super-villain from the 19th Century with several origins. As Superman and some of the Justice League fight with Batman over removing the inhabitants of Arkham Asylum, Harley Quinn releases the villains to fight them, including Grundy, who attacks Damian Wayne. He has proven highly resistant to the effects of the original Green Lantern's power ring (which is attributed to his part-plant essence; originally because he had absorbed plant matter from the swamp, and later because he was a partial "plant elemental" like Swamp Thing). It really just depends on how much power he is being granted on that particular ressurection cycle as his strength and powers in general change each time he comes back to life. He is based on the 19th century nursery rhyme "Solomon Grundy." Solomon Grundy was created by Alfred Bester and Paul Reinman, first appearing in All-American Comics #61. Peter Tomasi and Viktor Bogdanovic placed Batman in a situation that is pretty unique in itself. The … [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. [31] The aftermath of that battle is inconclusive, but Grundy evidently survives, as he was last seen in a murky swamp in JSA Classified. Solomon was once a wealthy merchant named "Cyrus Gold", who was murdered in the 19th century. [14], Grundy was once pulled to Earth-1 and substituted for the superstrong Blockbuster due to a machine that was accidentally pulling the Earths together in warp-space and substituting people. His body, awaiting its inevitable resurrection, is left behind when the villains leave the Hell Planet. The scene now shifts back to the moment at JSA HQ where Green Lantern had opened the door. Her cure warps her into a monster much worse than Grundy. 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. Eventually, this affectionate relationship turns tragic as the villainous Marcie Cooper, a.k.a. The original Grundy, for example, had prominent front teeth). 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. According to Rykel, she was pregnant with Gold's child, and sought to extort money from him for her silence. Soon, Superman obtains a compound from S.T.A.R. When asked about his name, one of the few things he can recall is that he was "born on a Monday". The Red Tornado kills Grundy with F5 tornado winds, ripping him apart. See more ideas about solomon grundy, grundy, dc villains. Solomon Grundy is a reanimated corpse stemming from a cursed place near Gotham City called Slaughter Swamp. Fifty ye… [46] While he has occasionally been destroyed, he has always returned to life sooner or later, though often with different personalities and powers. [51] It is revealed that Solomon Grundy had been working by General Sam Lane who is responsible for the deaths of Miranda's family. 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. Cyrus Gold (Solomon Grundy), is a Zombie supervillain who has clashed with many heroes over the years, including Green Lantern, Superman, Batman, the Justice Society of America, and the Justice League of America. Later as a somewhat humorous twist, Batman provides Solomon Grundy with a Thanksgiving dinner.[24]. Green Lantern leaves immediately, hoping to find Grundy before any of the JSA members are hurt going after him. Solomon Grundy is an immortal zombie super-villain from the 19th Century with several origins. This is the beginning of the end for Infinity Inc., and for Grundy's quasi-heroic career. Alan Scott and the Phantom Stranger were given as his guides throughout the week, while Etrigan was trying to take him to Hell. [55], In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. See, The first Psycho-Pirate was debuted by Gardner Fox and Joe Gallagher. The song was translated in different languages including French, German or Italian. He was seen as a murder victim brought back to life as a mega zombie. 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. [56], Eventually, Grundy's origin was revealed in a flashback. Solomon Grundy was briefly seen fighting Arkillo of the Sinestro Corps and Saint Walker of the Blue Lantern Corps. Calendar Man used them to help to kill the Batman, which took a whole week for him to defeat all the clones. [21], This version repeatedly plagues Superman for years until, during an encounter wherein multiple Grundys are spawned, Superman and the Swamp Thing both encounter the clones. Solomon Grundy is one of the few super-villains who has never actually faced his original enemy in any version of the DCAU: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern of DC Comics. [38] Grundy then tracks down and attacks Bizarro, using a past friendship they had to stir up the creature's emotions. (1944). 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. He is based on the 19th century nursery rhyme "Solomon Grundy."[1]. He was originally depicted as a murder victim brought back to life as a corporeal revenant or zombie, though subsequent versions of the character have occasionally depicted a different origin. Once a rich, corrupt merchant who was killed and left to rot in Slaughter Swamp, now a shambling, unstoppable undead monster, Grundy isn't so much a DC Super-Villain as he is a force of nature. 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. 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