|Story/s:||Where The River Ran Red|
The Return of Solomon Grundy.
He crash lands in a dessert on a car. He then finds like in a cactus to rot and to help towards healing him.
We cross to 1898 to the Slaughter Swamp. We meet what appears to be a human Solomon. He and his wife are struggling to feed their child and themselves. Solomon works at a slaughterhouse in the swamp for Mr Henry.
One day while working Solomon’s wife, Pinney, runs out of Mr Henry’s office crying clutching at her clothes saying “Not anymore! Never Again!” She then takes her life by slitting her throat. Solomon fetches her body and become cold with grief. He walks back into the slaughterhouse, kills Mr Henry, then kills everyone else in the house.
He then takes his own life and sinks into the swamp. As he sinks into rotten carcasses of the remains of the pigs processed in the slaughter house, back home his baby cries and this seems to be the birth of Solomon Grundy as we know him now.
Back in the now, Solomon kills everyone he touches as he makes his way to a crowded city to better absorb life. He makes it to the city and goes on a killing spree. The defence forces lure him into a trap and blow him up, but as pieces of him touch people around the blast zone they absorb their lives and he reforms.
I have little to say on this one. Grundy is back and he’s not as ancient as I first thought, or at least his vessel isn’t. I’m curious to know if this all occurred during the war with Dherian. Grundy escaping the moon that is.