History ComicBook / AngelAndTheApe

17th Jun '16 9:25:19 PM Doug86
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* BitingTheHandHumor: After he quits Stan Bragg, Sam goes to work for "[[DCComics DZ Comics]]" working for "Morton I. Stoops", a stand-in for DC editor Mort Weisinger who looks like an ape himself.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: After he quits Stan Bragg, Sam goes to work for "[[DCComics "[[Creator/DCComics DZ Comics]]" working for "Morton I. Stoops", a stand-in for DC editor Mort Weisinger who looks like an ape himself.
15th Apr '16 5:18:47 PM Doug86
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Spinning off from ''Showcase'' #77 (September, 1968), ''Angel and the Ape'' was a goofy humor series published by DCComics for six issues in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. Starring Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon, the title featured wacky mysteries in the vein of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. The fact that Sam was a talking ape was played completely deadpan. After their cancellation, the duo spent the next couple decades in comic book limbo, save for a few cameos (including Rick Veitch's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'').

More memorable is the four-issue limited series from 1991 that brought the pair back into TheDCU. Written and illustrated by master humorist Creator/PhilFoglio, the miniseries revealed that Sam was actually from Gorilla City, which explained his ability to talk, and that he was the grandson of none other than Gorilla Grodd, nemesis of Franchise/TheFlash, from whom he inherited low-level psychic abilities that make him appear as a normal human to onlookers. This revival also brought back the InferiorFive, another 60s humor comic; member Dumb Bunny turned out to be Angel's half-sister.

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Spinning off from ''Showcase'' #77 (September, 1968), ''Angel and the Ape'' was a goofy humor series published by DCComics Creator/DCComics for six issues in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. Starring Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon, the title featured wacky mysteries in the vein of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. The fact that Sam was a talking ape was played completely deadpan. After their cancellation, the duo spent the next couple decades in comic book limbo, save for a few cameos (including Rick Veitch's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'').

More memorable is the four-issue limited series from 1991 that brought the pair back into TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. Written and illustrated by master humorist Creator/PhilFoglio, the miniseries revealed that Sam was actually from Gorilla City, which explained his ability to talk, and that he was the grandson of none other than Gorilla Grodd, nemesis of Franchise/TheFlash, from whom he inherited low-level psychic abilities that make him appear as a normal human to onlookers. This revival also brought back the InferiorFive, another 60s humor comic; member Dumb Bunny turned out to be Angel's half-sister.
16th Jan '16 4:17:41 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: Sam's boss is a nutso comic book editor named "[[StanLee Stan Bragg]]".

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* TakeThat: Sam's boss is a nutso comic book editor named "[[StanLee "[[Creator/StanLee Stan Bragg]]".
20th Dec '15 5:33:38 PM nombretomado
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Spinning off from ''Showcase'' #77 (September, 1968), ''Angel and the Ape'' was a goofy humor series published by DCComics for six issues in the SilverAge. Starring Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon, the title featured wacky mysteries in the vein of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. The fact that Sam was a talking ape was played completely deadpan. After their cancellation, the duo spent the next couple decades in comic book limbo, save for a few cameos (including Rick Veitch's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'').

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Spinning off from ''Showcase'' #77 (September, 1968), ''Angel and the Ape'' was a goofy humor series published by DCComics for six issues in the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. Starring Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon, the title featured wacky mysteries in the vein of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. The fact that Sam was a talking ape was played completely deadpan. After their cancellation, the duo spent the next couple decades in comic book limbo, save for a few cameos (including Rick Veitch's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'').



* TheUnintelligible: Sam in the SilverAge comics; he could only talk in growls and snarls ("Urgle, gleek, glug, raack, meerk, blip brack!") that only Angel could understand. Translations were usually provided that showed he was actually quite erudite, and most of the time he only "spoke" through thought balloons anyway. The Foglio revamp just had him speaking normally.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the SilverAge comics, nobody seems to care that Sam is a gorilla. (The psychic powers from Foglio's miniseries were a CerebusRetcon of this; Sam's ''just'' powerful enough to keep passerby from realizing that the big, hairy guy's a gorilla -- unless he's distracted. Then the screaming starts.)

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* TheUnintelligible: Sam in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics; he could only talk in growls and snarls ("Urgle, gleek, glug, raack, meerk, blip brack!") that only Angel could understand. Translations were usually provided that showed he was actually quite erudite, and most of the time he only "spoke" through thought balloons anyway. The Foglio revamp just had him speaking normally.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics, nobody seems to care that Sam is a gorilla. (The psychic powers from Foglio's miniseries were a CerebusRetcon of this; Sam's ''just'' powerful enough to keep passerby from realizing that the big, hairy guy's a gorilla -- unless he's distracted. Then the screaming starts.)
4th Jun '15 6:25:09 PM Gregzilla
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* MoneyDearBoy: Why Sam does schlocky comic books instead of the more refined art he wants to do.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Why InUniverse, why Sam does schlocky comic books instead of the more refined art he wants to do.
5th Jan '15 12:45:34 PM nombretomado
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More memorable is the four-issue limited series from 1991 that brought the pair back into TheDCU. Written and illustrated by master humorist PhilFoglio, the miniseries revealed that Sam was actually from Gorilla City, which explained his ability to talk, and that he was the grandson of none other than Gorilla Grodd, nemesis of Franchise/TheFlash, from whom he inherited low-level psychic abilities that make him appear as a normal human to onlookers. This revival also brought back the InferiorFive, another 60s humor comic; member Dumb Bunny turned out to be Angel's half-sister.

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More memorable is the four-issue limited series from 1991 that brought the pair back into TheDCU. Written and illustrated by master humorist PhilFoglio, Creator/PhilFoglio, the miniseries revealed that Sam was actually from Gorilla City, which explained his ability to talk, and that he was the grandson of none other than Gorilla Grodd, nemesis of Franchise/TheFlash, from whom he inherited low-level psychic abilities that make him appear as a normal human to onlookers. This revival also brought back the InferiorFive, another 60s humor comic; member Dumb Bunny turned out to be Angel's half-sister.



* ShowWithinAShow: The comics Sam draws, including "Jungle Girl", "Real Ape", "Atilla Gorilla", "Deus Ex Machina Man" (a reference to PhilFoglio's strip "What's New?"), and "Hey Boy and Miss Thing".

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* ShowWithinAShow: The comics Sam draws, including "Jungle Girl", "Real Ape", "Atilla Gorilla", "Deus Ex Machina Man" (a reference to PhilFoglio's Creator/PhilFoglio's strip "What's New?"), and "Hey Boy and Miss Thing".
15th Dec '14 10:10:48 AM nombretomado
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More memorable is the four-issue limited series from 1991 that brought the pair back into TheDCU. Written and illustrated by master humorist PhilFoglio, the miniseries revealed that Sam was actually from Gorilla City, which explained his ability to talk, and that he was the grandson of none other than Gorilla Grodd, nemesis of TheFlash, from whom he inherited low-level psychic abilities that make him appear as a normal human to onlookers. This revival also brought back the InferiorFive, another 60s humor comic; member Dumb Bunny turned out to be Angel's half-sister.

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More memorable is the four-issue limited series from 1991 that brought the pair back into TheDCU. Written and illustrated by master humorist PhilFoglio, the miniseries revealed that Sam was actually from Gorilla City, which explained his ability to talk, and that he was the grandson of none other than Gorilla Grodd, nemesis of TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, from whom he inherited low-level psychic abilities that make him appear as a normal human to onlookers. This revival also brought back the InferiorFive, another 60s humor comic; member Dumb Bunny turned out to be Angel's half-sister.
5th Jul '14 8:47:11 AM rjung
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Most recently, in 2001, VertigoComics released another four-issue miniseries by Howard Chaykin. Though extremely risqué, it maintained the same kind of humor.

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Most recently, in 2001, VertigoComics released another four-issue miniseries by Howard Chaykin.Creator/HowardChaykin. Though extremely risqué, it maintained the same kind of humor.
19th Apr '14 11:07:50 AM binaroid
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* NoOntologicalInertia: Discussed. In Foglio's miniseries, Grodd's plan revolved around the "Green Glob", a {{Reality Warp|er}}ing artifact that only made temporary changes. Sam defeats Grodd by getting a temporary power boost and using it to make a more permanent change to Grodd's mind. ("What happens to my powers now is irrelevant. [[HyperspaceHammer If I hit you with a hammer which then disappears, you've still been hit with a hammer]].") Later, Sam manages to [[LogicBomb talk the artifact]] into permanently healing a paralyzed Dumb Bunny. (It immediately [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] after going beyond its programming.)

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* NoOntologicalInertia: Discussed. In Foglio's miniseries, Grodd's plan revolved around the "Green Glob", a {{Reality Warp|er}}ing artifact that only made temporary changes. Sam defeats Grodd by getting a temporary power boost and using it to make a more permanent change to Grodd's mind. ("What happens to my powers now is irrelevant. [[HyperspaceHammer [[HyperspaceMallet If I hit you with a hammer which then disappears, you've still been hit with a hammer]].") Later, Sam manages to [[LogicBomb talk the artifact]] into permanently healing a paralyzed Dumb Bunny. (It immediately [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] after going beyond its programming.)
19th Apr '14 11:07:11 AM binaroid
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* NoOntologicalInertia: Discussed. In Foglio's miniseries, Grodd's plan revolved around the "Green Glob", a {{Reality Warp|er}}ing artifact that only made temporary changes. Sam defeats Grodd by getting a temporary power boost and using it to make a more permanent change to Grodd's mind. ("What happens to my powers now is irrelevant. [[HyperspaceHammer If I hit you with a hammer which then disappears, you've still been hit with a hammer]].") Later, Sam manages to [[LogicBomb talk the artifact]] into permanently healing a paralyzed Dumb Bunny. (It immediately [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] after going beyond its programming.)
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