This Month in DC History
Solomon Grundy got his own book during the month long Faces of Evil take over in 2009. Although this wasn’t when he was introduced (breaking from my normal set up) which was in November 1944. 2009 was a year where the dead came back to life and who’s the king of the undead? Well I would argue that it’s Solomon because his whole thing is being a zombie.
What else happened in 2009?
- The Night got very Black when the dead rose in Blackest Night. Now you may be like my roommate and think this was stupid (but let’s be honest, his inner child is dead), but this was my entry into the DCU and I read every comic that came out under this heading. It was a nice smorgasbord that allowed me to get a taste of heroes I’d never heard before, like the Outsiders, but also see what it’s like to read about heroes I’d known for years, Superman. So good on ya, Blackest Night. Without you I wouldn’t be writing this up every week.
- Batman and Robin began a new with Dick Grayson under the cowl and Damien Wayne as his boy wonder. The two would fight the likes of Professor Pyg and even went toe to toe with Red Hood (Jason Todd) and Scarlet, the dark and twisted dynamic duo.
- Coming back into the DCU during the events of Final Crisis was Barry Allen. Time came to reintroduce him to the DCU which was done through The Flash: Rebirth. It had been 23 years since Barry died during Crisis on Infinite Earths and so much had changed. In the story Barry couldn’t stop wondering why he had come back to life but then gained a mystery when his touch killed a villain named Savitar. This would be the lynch pin that would eventually cause Flashpoint.