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Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy's first appearance in All-American Comics #61.
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance All-American Comics #61 (1944)
Created by Alfred Bester
Paul Reinman
Characteristics
Alter ego Cyrus Gold
Team
affiliations
Injustice Society
Secret Society of Super Villains
Infinity, Inc.
Injustice Gang of the World
Suicide Squad
Abilities Superhuman strength and endurance,
Capable of returning from death

Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. Named after the eponymous 19th century children's nursery rhyme, he is an enemy of Green Lantern (particularly Earth's first bearer of that title, Alan Scott). He is also noted as being an enemy of Batman. He first appeared in All-American Comics #61 (1944). DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... All-American Comics was the flagship title for its publisher, also called All-American Comics. ... Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 - September 30, 1987) was a science fiction author and the winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953 for his novel The Demolished Man. ... Paul Reinman is an American comic book artist (born 1910, Germany) best known as one of Jack Kirbys Silver Age inkers, including on the first issues of The Incredible Hulk and The Uncanny X-Men. ... The Injustice Society (also called the Injustice Society of the World) is a group of fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Infinity Inc. ... The Injustice Gang (also known as the Injustice Gang of the World) is a group of fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe. ... Suicide Squad is a name for a number of fictional organizations created for and owned by DC Comics. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... A group of actors portraying zombies in a film A zombie or zombi is an animated human body devoid of a soul. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Solomon Grundy is a 19th century childrens nursery rhyme, and was presented by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps in 1842. ... A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Alan Scott is a fictional hero from the DC Comics universe and the first superhero to bear the name Green Lantern. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... All-American Comics was the flagship title for its publisher, also called All-American Comics. ...

Contents

Fictional character history

Pre-Crisis

Earth-Two version's history

In the late 19th century, a wealthy merchant named Cyrus Gold is murdered and his body disposed of in Slaughter Swamp, near Gotham City. 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. Gold murders two escaped criminals who are hiding out in the marsh and steals their clothes. He shows up in a hobo camp and, when asked about his name, one of the few things he can recall is that he was "born on a Monday". 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. Slaughter Swamp is a fictional swamp in the DC Universe. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... For other uses, see Body (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Solomon Grundy is a 19th century childrens nursery rhyme, and was presented by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps in 1842. ...


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. Grundy proves to be a difficult opponent, unkillable (since he is already dead) and with an inherent resistance to Scott's powers (which can not affect wood, a substance of which Grundy's reassembled body is now largely composed). Their first fight ends when Grundy is hurled under a train. The second battle with Grundy involves Green Lantern and his fellow members of the Justice Society of America tracking him across the country, depositing Grundy on the moon once he is defeated. A subsequent battle between the two ends with Green Lantern burying Grundy in 1947. Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a solid material derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... It has been suggested that Local trains be merged into this article or section. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ...


At this point, he is pulled back to 1941 by the time-travelling criminal Per Degaton, who has enlisted the aid of several supervillains to capture the Justice Society of America on December 7, 1941 (the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor). The All-Star Squadron comes to their rescue, and Grundy is then thrust back to the moon where he remains for over two decades. Per Degaton is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain who can travel through time. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books...


Grundy eventually masters the use of stored up emerald energy he has absorbed over the years from his several battles with his arch-foe, and returns to Earth to battle Green Lantern, Hourman and Doctor Fate. At this point, he has temporary mastery over all wooden objects, however he subsequently loses this power over time. Hourman (spelled Hour-Man in his earliest appearances) is the name of three different fictional DC Comics superheroes the first of whom was created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey in Adventure Comics #48 (April 1940), during the Golden Age of Comic Books. ... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ...


He is briefly a member of the Injustice Society of the World. In the interim, he has battled the combined might of both the Justice Society, and later their counterparts the Justice League, nearly to a standstill, when he develops an affection for a lost alien child. Soon after, Grundy crosses over from his Slaughter Swamp prison on Earth-2 to Earth-1 where he encounters that Earth's Superman (see more details below). The Injustice Society (also called the Injustice Society of the World) is a group of fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... The Earths of the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each one. ... The Earths of the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each one. ...


Grundy goes on to afflict Green Lantern and his teammates, including the Huntress who is the first female for whom he develops an affection. After Solomon Grundy is rescued from a glacier by Alan Scott's daughter, Jade, Grundy becomes loyal to her and, for a while, is an ally of Infinity Inc. Eventually, this affectionate relationship turns tragic as the villainous Marcie Cooper a.k.a. Harlequin of the Dummy's Injustice Unlimited, uses her illusion powers to disguise herself as Jade. Harlequin manipulates Grundy to attack the members of Infinity Inc., one by one. She convinces him to press the unconscious Mister Bones's bare hand against Skyman; since Bones's skin constantly exudes a cyanide-based compound, this quickly leads to Skyman's death. This is the beginning of the end for Infinity Inc., and for Grundy's quasi-heroic career. The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. ... Glacial and Glaciation redirect here. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Infinity Inc. ... For the Jokers sidekick, see Harley Quinn Harlequin is the name of four clown-themed DC Comics characters. ... Dummy is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain. ... For the South African film, see Mr Bones. ... Star-Spangled Kid is the name of several fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... The cyanide ion, CN−. From the top: 1. ...


Earth-One version's history

The Earth-One Grundy arises when the Parasite uses an enhanced crystal to metabolically hasten the growth of residual cells left over in the sewers from when the original version had crossed over from Earth-2, which becomes a new, much more bestial version. During a clash with Superman, it is determined that his might is too much of a match for the Man of Steel, so Superman flies the monster to an alien world inhospitable to all save the hardiest life forms. There, under the planet's reduced gravity, the Earth-1 Grundy is appeased when Superman gives him a cape to wear as the zombie propells himself through the air mimicking his one-time adversary. The Parasite is a fictional character and supervillain who appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... A few of the metabolic pathways in a cell. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


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. Soon, Superman obtains a compound from S.T.A.R. Labs which causes the Grundys to become inert, in effect killing the seemingly unkillable man-thing. 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. Meanwhile, the original and second templates still exist. The Swamp Thing is a fictional character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for DC Comics, and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy comic book series of the same name. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of something. ... Star Labs facility circa 1985, DC Comics This article is about the fictional organization in DC Comics. ...


This version of Grundy was retroactively erased from history after the revamping of Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths (although later stories suggest that some of the Earth-One Grundy's appearances have retroactively been attributed to the original Grundy). Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ...


Post-Crisis

Green Lantern and Solomon Grundy clash many times over the years, though he also squares off against other DC heroes, including Batman. One storyline (Batman: The Long Halloween, #12) involves Grundy and a newly-disfigured Harvey Dent striking up an odd friendship after Dent escapes to the sewers to plot his revenge on Sal Maroni, the man who pitched the acid into his face. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... This article is about the DC comics villain. ... A sewer is an artificial conduit or system of conduits used to remove sewage (human liquid waste) and to provide drainage. ... Salvatore Vincent The Boss Maroni is a fictional character, owned by DC Comics, who exists in that companys DC Universe. ... Acidity redirects here. ...


After Infinity, Inc. has disbanded, Solomon Grundy has lost his loyalty towards Jade. A clash with Alan Scott and Jade in the pages of Green Lantern Corps Quartely, ends with Grundy ending up as statue of petrified wood. The heroes believe the threat of Grundy to have ended once and for all, but they are mistaken. 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's next major appearance is in Starman, lurking in Opal City's sewers. Jack Knight befriends Grundy, who has taken on an innocent, child-like aspect. Grundy also becomes friends with previous Starman Mikaal Tomaas, sacrificing himself to save Mikaal from being crushed by a collapsing building. When Grundy appears again, he has returned to his malicious persona; the joint efforts of Jack Knight, Batman, Alan Scott and Floro are needed to stop him. Several incarnations of Starman. ... Opal City is a fictional city set in the DC Universe. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The Floronic Man is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...


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. However, the process was missing one vital piece: fire, as a Plant Elemental cannot be fully created unless it died in flames. Since Grundy's death did not involve fire at all, the process was not complete, and he became a sort of half-functional Plant Elemental. Grundy has been seemingly destroyed on several occasions, only to rise from the swamp again in a new incarnation. Each version of Grundy has been somewhat different from the last, depending on the medium used to dispatch him (and the drawing style of the current artist. The original Grundy, for example, had prominent front teeth). Some have been truly evil; some much less so. Some versions are more mindless than others; some are actually moderately intelligent, recalling the literate, well-spoken Frankenstein monster of Mary Shelley's novel. Look up Resurrection in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about elementals in alchemy. ... Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ... Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English romantic/gothic novelist and the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ...


Recent history

It is known that 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. The story, "Grundy No Like Arrows in the Face!", is found in Green Arrow (vol. 3) #18. Ollie notes that this version seems much more violent, and manages to kill him by choking him with the string to his broken bow. In Green Arrow (vol. 3) #53, "Solomon's Revenge", Ollie helps Dr. Chrissie Cavendish, a S.T.A.R. Labs employee, who claims she is the great, great granddaughter of the man the monster spawned from, to find and cure him. Her cure, however, warps her into a monster much worse than Grundy. Ollie subdues the new monster, and leaves Grundy to be. It is not known if Grundy is still using this building. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Arsenal is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Star Labs facility circa 1985, DC Comics This article is about the fictional organization in DC Comics. ...


Infinite Crisis

Prior to Infinite Crisis, Grundy is manipulated by Gorilla Grodd via mind control into attacking Batman and Superman for President Luthor for the bounty of one billion dollars in Superman/Batman. Batman is able to stop Grundy. While no specifics are given, Solomon Grundy is also coerced into joining the Secret Society of Super Villains. He participates in the final strike against the Secret Six. Ragdoll II encounters Grundy in a doorway. Ragdoll's scarred face relates to Grundy, and Grundy goes on to turn against the Secret Society. The aftermath of that battle is inconclusive, but Grundy evidently survives, as he was last seen in a murky swamp in JSA Classified. In it, he is convinced by Icicle to help Wizard, who is in trouble. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional character owned by DC Comics. ... Superman/Batman is a monthly comic book series published by DC Comics that features the publishers two most popular characters: Superman and Batman. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... The Secret Six is the name of three distinct, fictional comic book teams in the DC Comics universe, plus an alternate universes fourth team. ... The Rag Doll (also interchangeably known as Ragdoll) is a colorful supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Icicle is the name of 2 fictional DC Comics supervillains. ... The Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics Golden Age supervillain. ...


After helping Icicle free Johnny Sorrow from Prometheus's cosmic key, Grundy stays with the newly formed Injustice Society. Johnny Sorrow is a DC Comics supervillain and a recurring Justice Society of America foe. ... Prometheus is the name of two fictional characters, supervillains from DC Comics. ... The Injustice Society (also called the Injustice Society of the World) is a group of fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe. ...


In Infinite Crisis #7, 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. Bloodlines was a intracompany crossover that spanned all of the annuals published by DC Comics in 1993. ... The Battle of Metropolis is a fictional DC Comics event. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ... Bloodlines was a intracompany crossover that spanned all of the annuals published by DC Comics in 1993. ...


One Year Later

The intelligent Grundy. Art by Michael Turner.
The intelligent Grundy. Art by Michael Turner.

In Secret Six #4, Vandal Savage serves Doctor Psycho and Cheshire pieces of Grundy's regenerated flesh for failing to kill the Secret Six. After being revealed that this flesh is in their meals Cheshire promptly vomits her "Grundy meals" while Doctor Psycho politely asks if he can have more sauce for his. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 809 pixel, file size: 831 KB, MIME type: image/png)Promotional cover art for DC Comics Justice League of America #5 by Michael Turner, used to illustrate the fictional character Solomon Grundys article. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 809 pixel, file size: 831 KB, MIME type: image/png)Promotional cover art for DC Comics Justice League of America #5 by Michael Turner, used to illustrate the fictional character Solomon Grundys article. ... The Secret Six is the name of three distinct, fictional comic book teams in the DC Comics universe, plus an alternate universes fourth team. ... Vandal Savage is a fictional character and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Doctor Psycho is a supervillain in Wonder Womans rogues gallery. ... Cheshire, real name Jade Nguyen, is a DC Comics villain, one of the worlds top assassins and mercenaries. ...


In Brad Meltzer's Justice League of America, Grundy is reborn with intelligence after being killed in the Battle of Metropolis. 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 killed by Prime). Grundy expresses a desire to stop his cycle of dying and being reborn and so it appears he enlists the help of Professor Ivo to build him an Amazo body to live on forever. Red Tornado is a fictional superhero in the DC Universe. ... Amazo is a fictional android from DC Comics. ...


The Red Tornado kills Grundy with F5 tornado winds, ripping him apart. The Tornado is then replaced back into his own body.


Alternate versions

Anti-Matter Earth Post-Crisis version

Solomon Grundy had a counterpart on the Crime Syndicate's Earth called Sir Solomon Grundy who was a member of Quizmaster's Justice Underground. Sir Solomon Grundy is a distinguished, poised mountain of a man. During an aerial bombardment of Dover, he was blasted to life out of the rock from the white cliffs. 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. In keeping with his educated personality, Sir Solomon dresses himself as a 19th century Englishman would, and speaks accordingly. His super strength and invulnerability made him a formidable hero, until Ultraman rendered him inert on a Saturday. The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... The Justice Underground was comprised of heroes of the Anti-Matter Universe in the DC Universe. ... The white cliffs of Dover The location and extent of the white cliffs of Dover. ... Ultraman is a supervillain who appears in stories published by DC Comics. ...


The Grundymen

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 labour. These zombies are called "Grundies" or "Grundymen", and resemble Solomon Grundy. It has also been established that the Spawn of Frankenstein is partly animated by the immortal blood of Melmoth, making him a Grundyman. Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Laws Legionaires) is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Klarion the Witch-Boy is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe character first seen in the pages of The Demon in 1973. ... The Sheeda are a fictional race in DC Comics. ... Frankenstein is a DC Comics character created by Grant Morrison and Doug Mankhe in 2005. ...


In the final issue Zachary Zor, the rogue Eighth Time Tailor, is sewed up inside a 'miser's coat' by one of his fellow Time Tailors that turns him into a new Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy.


Powers and Abilities

Solomon Grundy's primary asset is his monstrous strength and stamina. As with his intelligence and personality, his degree of strength and invulnerability change with each incarnation. In some incarnations, he has proven more than a match for Superman, while in others, Batman has injured him with punches and kicks. Although Grundy appears to be a zombie, and his body is composed at least partially of decayed plant matter, he can be injured or killed in the same manner as a human (although his ability to endure injury is superhuman). He has been temporarily disabled by great quantities of electricity, and Batman has caused him pain and injury with both fisticuffs and chemical weapons. Endurance, or stamina, is the act of sustaining prolonged stressful effort. ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... Early detection of chemical agents Sociopolitical climate of chemical warfare While the study of chemicals and their military uses was widespread in China, the use of toxic materials has historically been viewed with mixed emotions and some disdain in the West (especially when the enemy were doing it). ...


Most recently, Grundy has clashed with the Justice Society of America several times, and has developed an unhealthy obsession with JSA member Stargirl. Jakeem Thunder once used his Thunderbolt genie to vaporize Grundy when Grundy had nearly succeeded in killing Stargirl. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Courtney Whitmore is the fictional superheroine Stargirl in the DC Comics Universe. ... Jakeem Johnny Thunder (initially called J.J. Thunder, a name he dislikes) is a fictional character published by DC Comics and a member of the current version of the superhero team the Justice Society of America. ...


In other media

  • Solomon Grundy appeared in the 1970s animated series Challenge of the SuperFriends as a member of Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom, voiced by Jimmy Weldon. In this cartoon series, Grundy spoke broken English with a redneck accent. This version of the character was later used in a promotional spot for Cartoon Network, with Solomon Grundy declaring that "Solomon Grundy want pants too!" in response to Brainiac's request for pants. This incarnation of Grundy is arguably one of the more "intelligent" versions of the character, as he is able to carry on a conversation and devise plans of his own.
  • Grundy also appeared in the 1979 live action TV specials, Legends of the Superheroes, played by actor Mickey Morton.
  • While fighting to disable the Watchtower's defenses in Justice League Heroes, the message machine says that there is a message for Hawkgirl from Solomon. This message is a long beep, due to the fact that Solomon Grundy cannot use an answering machine.
Solomon Grundy as depicted in Justice League Unlimited
Solomon Grundy as depicted in Justice League Unlimited
  • Grundy has also appeared in the 2000s animated series Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, initially as a member of Lex Luthor's Injustice Gang, voiced by Mark Hamill. After his first appearance, Grundy's character was changed to become essentially a DC Comics version of The Hulk. Lex Luthor ordered him to take Cheetah away thinking she was a traitor. Later, Grundy became a more sympathetic figure, even a hero of sorts, helping Doctor Fate save the world from a monstrous, bloodthirsty Thanagarian deity (based on the Lovecraftian Cthulhu) and befriending Hawkgirl, whom Grundy called "Bird-Nose". (Fate's team was a pastiche of Marvel's Defenders, with Grundy standing in for the Hulk, Aquaman standing in for Namor, Doctor Fate standing in for Dr Strange, and Hawkgirl standing in for both Valkyrie and Nighthawk; "Bird-Nose" was Hulk's nickname for Nighthawk, and other heroes have referred to him as such.) The staunch Hawkgirl even wept after Grundy, who sacrificed himself, was interred. His epitaph read simply: "Solomon Grundy—Born on a Monday". Grundy would later return in the series (voiced by Bruce Timm), resurrected by a dark spell cast by a group of young amateurs, with his memory of his past incarnation severely addled and lacking the ability to speak. He went on a destructive rampage until he was defeated by Hawkgirl, who sorrowfully destroyed him, as he no longer was in control of himself.
  • An underground rap album The Undying featured a temporary redeux of rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie's identity to that of Coltun Grundy. The album describes the story of a casket-maker by the name of Solomon who could not die and thus jumped into a freezing river and awakening in the 90's, transformed into Blaze, and eventually into Coltun Grundy.
Solomon Grundy as depicted in The Batman
Solomon Grundy as depicted in The Batman
  • He later appeared in The Batman animated series. In this version, Grundy was a zombie created by the working class citizens of 19th century Gotham City to wreak havoc on the rich landowners that polluted the local lake with industrial waste. This version of Grundy is slimmer and more ghoulish than his Justice League counterpart—this version bears a closer resemblance to an actually rotted, desiccated corpse—and, due to being "born" in Gotham, he is more of a Batman villain. Local legend had it that Grundy would again arise on Halloween night in order to take revenge on the descendants of the rich landowners; Gotham City residents therefore referred to Halloween as "Grundy's Night". It was revealed that the Grundy in this episode of The Batman was actually Clayface disguised as Grundy. The real Grundy never made an appearance on this episode, although viewers did see a pale hand reach out of the swamp and hear what sounded like his moan at the end of the episode. This Solomon Grundy was voiced by Kevin Grevioux.
  • The real Solomon Grundy appears in The Batman Strikes! #19.
  • The Canadian musical group Crash Test Dummies mentioned the character in "Superman's Song" from their 1991 album The Ghosts That Haunt Me: "Superman never made any money / saving the world from Solomon Grundy". Solomon Grundy was used in the song because lead singer Brad Roberts couldn't think of any other super-villains that rhymed with "money." [1]
  • Grundy, along with the rest of the Legion of Doom from The Challenge of the Super Friends appeared in an episode of the popular animated comedy Family Guy when Lois Griffin, running for Mayor of Quahog and desperately trying to scare up votes, claims the Legion of Doom is planning a terrorist attack on the city. The camera than cuts to the Legion's swamp headquarters, where they are secretly observing Lois' speech. Lex Luthor wonders out loud how she learned of their plan, leading Grundy to respond, "Me Solomon Grundy...kinda...drop the ball on that one."

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Solomon Grundy is a 19th century children's nursery rhyme, and was presented by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps in 1842.
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