Sony Online Entertainment
has released some screenshots of their latest super villain for DC Universe Online
, Solomon Grundy, a DC character that first appeared in print back in 1944.
In the comics Grundy started life as a wealthy merchant named Cyrus Gold who was murdered in the late 19th century and dumped in a swamp near Gotham City. Fifty years later he rose from the dead and became an immortal who is part plant, part zombie and possesses immense strength. He can only remember snippets of his former life, such as that he was born on a Monday and this gives him his name, which is taken from a 19th Century children's nursery rhyme of the same name which has the line "Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday".
The character in DC Universe Online
is said to be centuries old and filled with confused anger that causes him to be a rampaging monster at times, but can also be a calculating and cold blooded killer. Sometimes he can also seem almost childlike as he hunts for clues to his identity. He can be found in the swamps, sewers and abandoned buildings in Metropolis and Gotham City.
The character has also appeared in various animated DC shows, including The Batman, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, the latter two being voiced by Mark Hamill.