The Wild Men were a group of three anthropomorphic bodyguards in service to King Caesar of the Wild Lands. They were usually accompanied by Caesar's son, Prince Tuftan. Each of the three adventurers were known for their courage, skill and fighting prowess. The most outspoken of the three was Howler - a wolf archer who was known for his affable demeanor and lack of modesty. Gorr was a bull-man and was the least personable of the group. A pessimist, he held great doubts whether the strange visitor, Superboy, could truly be the "Mighty One" spoken of in the Articles of Faith. Rounding out the trio was Growler, an immense bear man of keen intellect.
The Wild Men discovered an amnesiac Superboy while hunting in the Wild Lands. Bringing him back to the capital city of Roam, they presented him to Great Caesar, who was immediately impressed with the boy's ability to speak. Note: In Roaman culture, humans are thought to be dumb, mute savages. They soon discovered that Superboy was brought to the Wild Lands and rendered insensate by the unscrupulous trader Sacker. Once Superboy's memory returned, the Wild Men helped him in overthrowing Sacker's company and accompanied him on a journey back to Hawaii. The Wild Men were instrumental in fighting off an attack against Pearl Harbor Naval Base perpetuated by the evil Nosferata and her gorilla conspirator, Killa.