The Ape Mastermind was an intelligent gorilla from Central Africa. He demonstrated superior intelligence over most gorillas by learning how to speak human languages, including English, and also how to make fire. Determining that this made him more fit to rule the world than humans were, he set about organizing the various primates of the jungle to take over for him, and they began a reign of terror against the nearby villages. The Ape Mastermind was finally stopped by Captain Marvel, and turned over to scientists for study.


  • The Ape Mastermind was created by writer Otto Binder for Fawcett Publications. In 1991, DC bought the Fawcett comics characters (including the Ape Mastermind) from Fawcett. DC has not yet used the Ape Mastermind in any new stories.



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