Solomon Grundy is a poem and traditional nursery rhymes dating back to the 19th century England.. 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. Following their brief fight with Solomon Grundy, the Parliaments ended their feud where they instructed Alan, Sam, Grundy, the Clear's avatar Azathoth, and the Red's Yolanda Montez to work together to combat the invasion from Apokolips. He first appeared in All-American Comics#61 (October 1944), but his first appearance in Swamp Thing comics was in Swamp Thing Vol. These zombies are called "Grundies" or "Grundymen", and resemble Solomon Grundy. Neville Archambault, Actor: Slumlord. However, when the villains exit, Grundy's hand trembles, accompanied with a groaning sound. [55], In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. 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 de [6] Fifty years later, the corpse is reanimated as a huge shambling figure (composed partly of the swamp matter that has accumulated around the body over the decades) with almost no memory of its past life. The scene now shifts back to the moment at JSA HQ where Green Lantern had opened the door. The Season 3 finale of Gotham was jam-packed with surprises, not the least of which was the revelation that the real name of longtime henchman Butch Gilzean is Cyrus Gold, better known to DC Comics fans as the original identity of Solomon Grundy.. RELATED: What You Need to Know For Gotham Season 4 Over the first three seasons of the Fox drama, Butch (played by Drew Powell) … The original Grundy, for example, had prominent front teeth). Narrator (Played by Grant Morrison): The battle over, Solomon Grundy returned to his swamp to heal his wounds. Solomon Grundy also appears in the 1979 live action TV specials, Legends of the Superheroes, played by actor Mickey Morton. 30. Alan Scott serves as his reluctant guide, as the story continues in the Solomon Grundy miniseries. Solomon Grundy. The Skulk is a hero of the Amalgam Universe. His appearance resembles that of his pre-Flashpoint depictions. See more ideas about solomon grundy, grundy, dc villains. Grundy has been seemingly destroyed on several occasions, only to rise from the swamp again in a new incarnation. He is shown being defeated by Thor. He apparently kills Green Lantern, who gives off a green flash. [51] It is revealed that Solomon Grundy had been working by General Sam Lane who is responsible for the deaths of Miranda's family. Neville is American, who has a dual citizenship with New Zealand, holding a "Commonwealth Passport". Grundy proves to be a difficult opponent, unkillable (since he is already dead) and with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers (which cannot affect wood, a substance of which Grundy's reassembled body is now largely composed). Minutes later, Grundy arrives at JSA HQ, and, not finding the Lantern there, he smashes the place up, then leaves. Grew worse on Friday, Green Lantern leaves immediately, hoping to find Grundy before any of the JSA members are hurt going after him. A combined attack brings down Grundy, and Green Lantern deposits Grundy on a distant, lifeless planet. While most of the men either ended up defeated or escaping, Solomon Grundy's arm was set on fire, and Nygma used nearby water to put it out. Solomon Grundy is imprisoned orbiting the Earth in a stronger bubble created by the combined powers of Green Lantern and Doctor Fate. Solomon Grundy has superhuman strength and stamina. Drew grew up in Lebanon, Indiana outside of Indianapolis and was singing and acting throughout his formative years. 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. The bomb went off fusing Grundy and Banner together. At the end of the fight, exhausted, he reverts to Cyrus Gold again. 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. At the end of the series' run we see Grundy reanimated as a Black Lantern, and Cyrus Gold in hell. Grundy bests the costumed trio, and is summoned by a mysterious voice to deliver them or "pay the penalty". In this new timeline, Solomon Grundy is once again a villain for Alan Scott. Making his way across country, Grundy heads for the headquarters of the Justice Society of America. He hates Green Lantern so much he thinks everyone he sees is Green Lantern. [17] The Earth-One Solomon Grundy is born when the Parasite uses an enhanced crystal to metabolically hasten the growth of residual cells which becomes a new, much more bestial version. I considered that a blow out. 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. 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. In this incarnation, he gains intelligence which he subsequently loses when Green Lantern defeats and buries Grundy in 1947. The alien child is finally reunited with his pet and sent back to his own dimension. During an aerial bombardment of Dover, he is blasted to life out of the rock from the white cliffs. Though Solomon Grundy never appears in Batman: Arkham Knight's prequel comic, seven clones of him appear where they all have been created by Calendar Man and named after the days of the week. A vaguely legible giant figure can also be seen looming in the background of the Injustice Society, and it's possible that this is Solomon Grundy. Green Lantern fights back with his power ring and fists until both men fall into a nearby stream and over a small waterfall. ” —Mother Goose (fl. • Solomon Grundy also appears in the 1979 live action TV special Legends of the Superheroes, portrayed by actor Mickey Morton. Solomon Grundy. He is an amalgamation of Solomon Grundy and Hulk. At this point, he has temporary mastery over all wooden objects. See more ideas about solomon grundy, grundy, dc villains. When Banner gets angry, he becomes Grundy. 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. Solomon Grundy is a fictional character, usually depicted as a supervillain in DC Comics and an antihero in the DC Animated Universe. 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). Grundy escaped, ran toward Batman, and forced the Dark Knight to slow him down by activating nearby fuse boxes with his Explosive Gel Launcher. As the heroes return they find Green Lantern had placed Grundy and Blockbuster together to occupy them, and the two have knocked the hate out of each other. 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. The Lantern is severely dazed and tries to ward off Grundy with his ring, but he is much too weak. Solomon Grundy became a character of urban legends and comics. We pick up where the last issue left off, with Superman in a death-duel with the newly-born Solomon Grundy of Earth-1. Eventually, his cruelty caught up with him and Cyrus Gold was murdered. He is killed during a battle with Parademons. They worshipped Grundy like he was a god to them. [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. The song is telling the story of Solomon Grundy, a man who, metaphorically, lives and dies his entire life in one single week. [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. Famous quotes containing the words grundy and/or family: “ Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday, This is the end Of Solomon Grundy. Harlequin manipulates Grundy to attack the members of Infinity Inc., one by one. Born on Monday, each day of the week he is growing older facing a different stage of his life, and his life ends on Saturday. 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. 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. After Infinity, Inc. disbands, Solomon Grundy loses his loyalty towards Jade. [38] Grundy then tracks down and attacks Bizarro, using a past friendship they had to stir up the creature's emotions. [46] While he has occasionally been destroyed, he has always returned to life sooner or later, though often with different personalities and powers. Apparently, something happened immediately afterwards. 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. [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. View more info. Solomon Grundy also appeared in CGI form in the first season of the television series Stargirl for DC Universe and The CW network. He is nearly invulnerable to physical, magical, and energy attacks and he is not affected by fire or low temperatures. [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). A week later, having retreated to the sewers, he has a fight with Killer Croc. When asked about his name, one of the few things he can recall is that he was "born on a Monday". [33], In Brad Meltzer's Justice League of America, Grundy is reborn with intelligence after being killed in the Battle of Metropolis. His super strength and invulnerability made him a formidable hero, until Ultraman renders him inert on a Saturday.[47]. 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. He then reformed his body and continued to go after Alan Scott. Alan Scott and the Phantom Stranger were given as his guides throughout the week, while Etrigan was trying to take him to Hell. Number of Comparisons: 9 Franchise: DC Universe (Note: Justice League Unlimited, Batman Brave and the Bold and DC Super Friends are excluded from this as he only grunted and growled in these productions.) Gold had a habit of getting killed. He attacks Washington DC to get Alan's attention. 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