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Congorilla (New Earth)
Real Name
The Golden Gorilla
Current Alias






Base Of Operations


6' 8"

706 lbs (321 kg)



Unusual Features
He's a golden gorilla


First appearance

Image:Quote1.png TALLY HO! Image:Quote2.png
-- Congorilla



The legendary explorer and adventurer know as Congo Bill was content with living in his home, Africa. He has sworn to do whatever he needs to protect it. When Bill is called to the deathbed of his old friend Chief Kawolo and offered a magic ring. Bill was skeptical especially when he was told by the chief to rub the ring and it would transfer his mind into that of the legendary Golden Gorilla. He accepted the ring to humor his friend's dying wish. With that the medicine man ended up saving Bill's life; several weeks later an earth quake trapped Bill in a deep cave cut off from all life. After trying his entire book of tricks to escape his decided to hopelessly rub the ring his friend had given him. Instantly, despite his doubts he found himself inside the body of the Golden Gorilla, totally in control of a powerful being.

Racing to the cave-in, he used his massive strength to clear the blocked entrance and wondering what had become of his body without him being "home". He realized that when he switched his consciousness that of the Gorilla was swapped into himself and vise versa on reentry.

Currently with the mind of the Golden Gorilla now gone along with Congo Bill's human body, Bill now lives life in the immortal body of the legendary Golden Gorilla as Congorilla. He has recently joined a separate Justice League group in the Cry for Justice comics, which is led by Green Lantern Hal Jordan. He is hunting, along with the new Starman, for the person or persons responsible for killing his pack of gorillas he was in charge of protecting. All he has to go on is a scent which he is tracking from continent to continent.

Powers and Abilities



Superhuman Strength

Superhuman Stamina: Has been able to swim for 5 miles straight.

Superhuman Durability

Superhuman Agility


Regeneration: Able to heal incredibly fast from even the most serious wounds (ex. blunt trauma and energy blasts.)

Size Alteration

Enhanced Senses: His senses seem to be more advanced than regular Gorillas.

  • Super Smell: (In Justice League: Cry for Justice comics) he is seen following a scent trail from continent to continent. In addition, he can sense when a person is lying to him by what kind of scent their body gives off in the middle of lying.



Hunting: Congo Bill is an expert in the fields of hunting, tracking and survival.


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.

See Also

Links and References


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