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"The Saga of Solomon Grundy": The man monster Solomon Grundy, now in the custody of Infinity, Inc., recalls his life.

Infinity Inc. #39 is an issue of the series Infinity Inc. (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1987.

Synopsis for "The Saga of Solomon Grundy"

The man monster Solomon Grundy, now in the custody of Infinity, Inc., recalls his life. Solomon makes allusions to several of his previous struggles: His origin and first fight with Alan Scott and death by be hit by a train[1]; his revival at Professor's hands using a concentrated dose of chlorophyll [2]; his battle against original JSA and imprisonment on the moon [3]; his escape from the moon, consequent personification of the son of John Cashmere and confinement under tons of soil [4]; his release by Per Degaton and return to the moon[5]; his fight against Doctor Fate and Hourman [6]; his battle against JLA and JSA [7][8]; other fight against JSA, when Solomon was introduced in Injustice Society [9]; His first battle against Infinity Inc.[10];

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  • The cover is a tribute to that from All-Star Comics Vol 1 33.


  • Since Infinity Inc. #39 is already a Post-Crisis issue, some minor facts of the original stories were retconned. In Comic Cavalcade #13, when Grundy had been revived with chrolophyll, the face of a Tibetan Lama in the lantern (refered by Alan as "one of the lamas that gave the Lantern to him") warned the hero about Grundy's return; in the retcon, the Lantern itself warned him. The retcon of JLA/JSA crossover in Justice League of America Vol 1 91 and 92 have obviously no references to Earth-Two versions of Superman and Robin; In the allusion to first battle against Infinity Inc. there is no reference to participation of Huntress.
  • Perhaps by a mistake of the writer, Grundy informs facts that he does not know; he would not have known about Dr. Fate's Crystal Ball as it remains within the Tower of Fate, in Massachusetts.
  • On page 25, Grundy talks "There were false Grundys, too", what can be an allusion to DC Comics Presents Vol 1 8, where his counterpart on Earth-One was vastly replicated. His talk about a fight with Swamp Thing is probably an allusion to the same issue. However, Superman's involvement is not shown, so perhaps the Man of Steel did not participate in that adventure in the post-Crisis. A posterior fight between Solomon Grundy and Swamp Thing happened in Swamp Thing Vol 2 67, published 6 months after than Infinity Inc #39.

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