Cyrus Gold, better known as Solomon Grundy, is a mindless zombie hellbent on destruction who usually operates in Gotham City, making him an enemy of Batman.

Solomon Grundy made his first public appearance in Gotham during Batman's second year as a vigilante, during the "War of Jokes and Riddles" between the Joker and the Riddler. The two criminals went to war over the right to kill Batman and recruited every villain in Gotham they could to join their fight. Grundy was brought on to fight for the Joker. The war waged on for weeks before Batman was forced to side with the Riddler to end the needless casualties. Grundy was apprehended and brought to Arkham Asylum.

Another public appearance was when he attacked the Outlaws, and he almost killed Red Hood and Artemis, before he was defeated by Bizarro.[1]


  • Superhuman Stamina. His strength has varied greatly through the years; for instance, in the Long Halloween story arc, Batman beat Grundy, while at various points his strength is roughly on par with Superman's.
  • He is immortal thanks to the elemental energy that imbues his form with pseudo-life.
  • He is nearly invulnerable to physical, magical, and energy attacks and he is not affected by fire or low temperatures. 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).




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