Battles Of The Week: Amazo vs Solomon Grundy (Villain vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “WORSE ON A FRIDAY!”

Cyrus Gold has seven days to find the weapon that killed him, find and forgive the murderer or his soul will be lost forever. On Friday, at Slaughter Swamp, Solomon Grundy must face a deadly enemy.

SOLOMON GRUNDY IS CHALLENGED BY AMAZO
In ‘Solomon Grundy’ (2009) #5, Amazo challenges Solomon Grundy in order to follow Professor Ivo’s programming. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Slaughter Swamp in Gotham City. On the left side is Amazo and on the right side is Solomon Grundy.

Let’s look at the stats.

AMAZO – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
WEAKNESSES
  • Power Loss: Amazo once possessed the powers of the Justice League in a limited way. This power duplication was removed by Superman disbanding the Justice League.
  • Power Limitation: Amazo could use powers based on one being at the time.
SOLOMON GRUNDY – NEW EARTH
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: BRAWLER
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: AMAZO VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

THE FIGHT

At Slaughter Swamp, in Gotham City, Amazo meets Solomon Grundy per Professor Ivo’s programming. Grundy had promised Professor Ivo that he would die.

The battle to decide who is the strongest, machine or zombie!

OUTCOME: SOLOMON GRUNDY WINS BY DEATH

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SOLOMON GRUNDY IN COMICS

‘All-American Comics’ (1944) #61, titled “Fighters Never Quit” marks the first appearance of Solomon Grundy in DC continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Solomon Grundy and his relation to Green Lantern Alan Scott. The issue starts with Solomon Grundy emerging from Slaughter Swamp and killing two escaped convicts. Then, he begins his career in crime.

The comic was written by Alfred Bester and penciled by Paul Reinman.

SOLOMON GRUNDY’S FIRST SINISTER ISSUE
‘All-American Comics’ (1944) #61, titled “Fighters Never Quit” marks the first appearance of Solomon Grundy in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: CAPTAIN ATOM VS MISTER MAJESTIC. FEBRUARY 16TH.


SOURCES

Solomon Grundy Vol 1 5 in DC Database.
Cyrus Gold (New Earth) in DC Database.
Amazo (New Earth) in DC Database.
All-American Comics Vol 1 61 in DC Database.

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