Hosted by Kris Bather and Mladen Luketin from Western Australia, ES is a weekly podcast filled with news, reviews and pop culture shenanigans. Kris (loyal superhero fan) and Mladen (manga, anime and indie defender) chat about their varying, and occasional overlapping, interests in the wonderful world of sequential art.

The Gallery: Solomon Grundy #1

Solomon Grundy #1 CvrPart of DC Comics’ Faces of Evil series, which spotlights some of the greatest villains in the DC Universe, is Solomon Grundy #1. A one-shot written by Geoff Johns, with art by Scot Kolins, it shows the Gotham zombie-like brute. It offers a brief origin , as a risen corpse from the 1800s, who has grappled with life, as well as foes like Superman, Batman and Green Lantern. It’s not a bad issue, and though I’ve never been a fan of Kolin’s sketchy style, it works with the distressed character here. The issue also looks like it sets the stage for his 7 issue mini-series beginning in March, written and pencilled by Kolins, as well as the beginnings of the Green Lantern Blackest Night epic that Johns is spearheading, which sees dead DC characters resurrected with a new purpose. This Grundy one-shot also features cameos from other less well-known charcaters, such as the Killer Croc and Phantom Stranger. If you’re interested in knowing more about DC’s baddies, a full list of January’s Faces of Evil one-shots and tie-ins can be found here, and a preview of Solomon Grundy #1 is at the link below.

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