Potential Primate Perpetuators Wiki
We’ve attempted to list many of apes, chimps, gorillas, monkeys, and lemurs that could threaten our DCU community. If we’ve missed one, click on the wiki pencil to the right and add them.
Name and Note
Beppo: Debuted in Superboy #76, 1959 he was Jor El’s test monkey before he stowed away on Kal El’s ship. You know he’s carrying a grudge
Bim the Space Gorilla: Debuted and died in Lobo #6, 1994. He was a gorilla in space and he died
Brotherhood of the Monkey Fist: Debuted in Green Arrow #134 1998. Apparently a cult of monkeys or something. I don’t know haven’t read the stories.
Detective Chimp: Debuted in the Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #4, 1952, drinks too much and not actually associated with a law enforcement agency
Chandu: Debuted in Adventure Comics 219, 1955. Gorilla that drank kryptonite water and became super powered. Really just another bad guy for Superboy to punch.
Colosso, Giant Ape: Debuted in Superman #20 in 1940ish, punched in the tummy by fake hero named Herman
Congorilla/The Golden Gorilla/Congo Bill: Debuted Action Comics #248 1959. Dude turns into a Golden Gorilla. Only known specimen of Golden Gorilla. Not as interesting as James Robinson thinks it is.
Flying Gorillas: Debuted in Hawkman #6 1965, winged gorillas from the dimension of Illoral
Frankie the Monkey: Debuted in May 2008 in Justice Society of America #14. Has wings and has to be getting mighty tired of Cyclone’s wind – watch out.
Gleek: Debuted in All New Super Friends Hour in 1977 (First comic appearance was Super Friends #7, 1977). The Wonder Twins’ pet blue monkey
George (Gorilla Boss) – Debuted during February 1953 in Batman #75. Is a literal mobster’s brain in a gorilla’s body, can weld any weapon, and has already escaped death at least twice.
Gorilla Witch: Debuted Strange Adventures #166 in 1966. Other than a stylish eye patch that’s all we know.
Grodd: Deputed in Flash #106, 1959. Really why don’t the just retitle the series Flash and Grodd?
Jackanapes: Debuted in Batman: The Joker 23.1, died in Batman: The Joker 23.1. Thinks of the Joker as his papa
Karmak: Debuted Detective Comics #339 1965, genius gorilla straps bomb to his chest, does the same thing in a manga
Kookie SuperApe: aka Bizzaro Titano Debuted Adventures Comics #295 1962. Last appearance Adventure Comics #295 1962. Bizzaro ape with rad hair.
Lena the Lemur: Debuted in Showcase #48 1964 and resurfaced in Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye in 2017. It’s a lemur named Lena.
Lex Lemur: Debuted in Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew #14. Lex Luthor becomes even more diabolic by evolving on Madagascar separated from other primates.
Lorix aka Space Ape: Debuted during December 2016 in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #7. Was part of the Sinestro Corps and could always go back; looks real good in yellow.
Man-Ape aka Super Ape: Debuted Strange Adventures #32 in 1953. Genius gorilla with telepathic powers. That seems to be going around…
Mod Gorilla Boss: Debuted Strange Adventures #201 1967. Pinstrip suit wearing organized crime gorilla fights Animal Man. Just like the Sopranos.
Mogo Bat-Ape: Debuted Batman #114, 1958. Electrocuted into a frenzy he distracts from real thief. Vowing vengeance he becomes Bat-Ape.
Monsieur Mallah: Debuted Doom Patrol #86 1964. Great ape experimented on by scientist. Dates the Brain and wears a beret.
Robo-Octo-Ape: Debuted Superman #689 in 2009. Name is self-explanatory.
Sam Simeon: Debuted in Showcase #77, 1968. Represent perhaps the most dangerous of villains, the comic book artist. Does detective work as a side gig, I hear.
Sgt Gorilla: Debuted Star Spangled War Stories #126, escaped from USO show to be a leatherneck.
Shaggy Man: Debuted Justice League of America 1966. Technically he’s a shaggy synthetic man, but look at him. He’s not fooling anyone
Silverback: Debuted in Blue Beetle #3 in January 2012. Part gorilla, part robot. Probably ready to take over the world at a moment’s notice.
Solovar: Debuted in The Flash #106 in May 1959. Literal king of gorillas. Could wipe any mind he wanted. (He’s a little hurt that he wasn’t already on this list tbh).
Titano: Debuted in Superman #127 159. Originally a space test monkey who shot kryptonite lasers from his eyes.
Ultra-Humanite: Debuted in Action Comics #13, 1939. Ultra has been a man, a woman, I seem to remember a spider-bottomed person, but loves being a giant bald white ape.