Real Name: Horgon (first name unrevealed)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Owl (Leland Owlsley), Sad Sam Simms
Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Karen Page
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Daredevil I#3 (August, 1964)
Powers/Abilities: Ape Horgon possesses brute strength, but no super human powers. He is capable of wrestling down a full-grown ape!
(Daredevil I#3) - Now fully determined to embrace a life of crime outside the law, the Owl set up a criminal base at his island Aerie. He hired Sad Sam Simms and Ape Horgon, two notorious henchmen to serve him. Having heard that Sad Sam was the fastest draw in the east, Owl tested this with guns filled with wax bullets. Owl then tested Ape's strength against a real ape he'd been keeping in a cage. Ape stripped down and entered the cage, quickly putting the ape in a wrestling hold. Owl, convinced of the duo's skills, then sought to demonstrate his own power. He opened a trap door and let the men fall several stories, then he used air currents to slow their fall. Owl then jumped from the top and swooped down to save them, using the special cut of his cape to aid in his gliding. The men, suitably impressed, agreed to return to the city with Owl and recruit Matt Murdock as an aid. When they reached the city, they were attacked by Daredevil. Ape lunged at him first but was knocked off balance and spun around on Daredevil's feet and tossed into Sad Sam and Owl. Sad Sam drew his gun, but Daredevil managed to disarm him with his billy club. When Karen Page entered the room, Owl took her hostage, forcing Daredevil to surrender. Ape gladly tied Daredevil up, tightening the ropes with Daredevil's club. Owl returned to captives to the Aerie and put them in hanging cages. He planned to use Daredevil to ensure his place as overlord of crime, and had Ape and Sad Sam leave to recruit mobsters into seeing the captive at Owl's Aerie. When Ape and Silent Sam returned with the gangsters, they were arrested. Daredevil had escaped and Owl was missing.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Joe Orlando, and Vince Colletta.
Profile by Chadman.
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Daredevil I#3, p9, pan5
Daredevil I#3 (August, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Joe Orlando (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker)
Last updated: 03/22/08
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