Real Name: Bobo T. Chimpanzee
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Detective skills, speak with animals
Detective Chimp was captured in equatorial Africa in 1953 by Fred Thorpe, who sought to train him for his number... "Bobo the Detective Chimp", in which Detective Chimp was trained to answer some detective-related questions using a combination of signals and rewards, giving the illusion to can "discover the deepest secrets of the public". Bobo formed a strong bond with Thorpe, because he took care of him, and gave him a more simpler life than in the jungle, until, during a trip in Florida, Rex the Wonder Dog took him to the Fountain of Youth, where he gained the ability to speak to all living creatures in their own language, even humans. He was also granted Eternal Youth.
After the death of Fred Thorpe, he began to work by himself. But being a monkey without civil rights and being unable to stand as a juridical person, he couldn't get paid, and when the public began to forget him, he became an alcoholic. He also has a smoking habit.
When the Spectre went mad under the influence of Eclipso, tried to destroy all magic and went on a killing spree, killing over 700 magicians, Detective Chimp coerced a group of mystical characters into battling the Spectre, forming a group called the Shadowpact.
Although he lacked true superpowers, he exhibited not only his fine detective skills, but also the genius of a true tactician, devising, with the counsel of a newly turned into a mouse Phantom Stranger some plans to use the powers of Black Alice and Nightshade to front the combined menace of Eclipso and the Spectre.
Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino
First Appearance: The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) #4
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Action Comics (1938)
Animal Man (1988)
Blue Beetle (2006)
Countdown to Mystery (2007)
TPB Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
- 'Dr. Fate: Countdown To Mystery'#1
HC Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland'
Day of Vengeance (2005)
Infinite Crisis Special DC Challenge (1985)
- 'The Ninth Age of Magic'TPB
- 'Day of Vengeance'#1
- 'One Last Drink at the End of Time'#2
- 'Some Enchantress Evening'#3
- 'A Hot Night in Budapest'#4
- 'Monkey Business'#5
- 'The Particle Theory of Darkness'#6
- 'The Death of Magic'
#4 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Atomic Nights'#5
- 'Thunderbolts and Lightning'#6
- 'A Matter of Antimatter'#7
- 'Don't Bogart That Grape...Hand Me The Gas Pump!'#8
- 'If This is Love, Why Do My Teeth Hurt?'#9
- 'All This and World War, Too'#12
- 'Fathers Against Suns'
#35 DC Comics Presents: Captain Atom (2012)
- 'The Metamorphosis Machine!'
DC Universe: Decisions (2008)
#3 DC Universe: Origins (2009)
- 'Chapter Three: Time To Take A Stand!'
TPB DCU Infinite Holiday Special (2007)
- 'DC Universe: Origins'
Detective Comics (1937)
HC Final Crisis (2008)
- 'Private Casebook'TPB
- 'Private Casebook'#845
- 'The Riddle Unanswered'
Green Lantern (1990)
#30 Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
- 'Gorilla Warfare, Part 1 of 4: The Trouble With Gorillas!'#31
- 'Gorilla Warfare, Part 3 of 4: Gone Ape'
#29 Infinite Crisis (2005)
- 'It's My Party And I'll Fight If I Want To'
#17 Martian Manhunter (1998)
- 'Lobo, P. I., Part IV: White Hoot!'
Annual 02 Nightmaster: Monsters of Rock (2011)
- 'Fear and Loathing on the Planet of the Apes'
Ragman: Suit of Souls (2010)
Reign in Hell (2008)
Secret Origins (1986)
#40 Shadowpact (2006)
- '3 Apes 3: Gorilla Grodd, Congorilla, & Detective Chimp'
TPB vol. 01 Starman/Congorilla (2011)
- 'The Pentacle Plot'#1
- 'Death in a Small Town'#2
- 'The (Short) Year of Living Dangerously'#4
- 'Blue Devil: A Night in the Life'#5
- 'One Year Later'#6
- 'The Wild Hunt'#7
- 'The Laws of Battle'#8
- 'Three Laws Safe, Part One of the Demon Triptych'#11
- 'The Lucifer Trident, Part Three of the Demon Tryptich'#12
- 'Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword'#13
- 'Bad Tidings & Evil Deeds'#14
- 'The Redemption Contract, Part One: Quitter!'#15
- 'The Nights Chicago Died, Part Two of the Redemption Contract'#16
- 'Down in the Zero: Part Three of the Redemption Contract'#17
- 'Darkness and Light Part 1: Proteges'#18
- 'Darkness and Light Part 2: Separations'#19
- 'Darkness and Light Part 3: Reversals'#21
- 'A Virus of the Mind, Part Two of Black & White'#23
- 'The Burning Age Part 1'#24
- 'The Burning Age Part Two of Three'#25
- 'The Burning Age Part 3 of 3'
#46 The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952)
- 'K, Chapter 3: Varietals'#56
- 'Super/Bat, Conclusion'#81
- 'Sorcerer Kings: Part 1'#82
- 'Sorcerer Kings, Part Two'#83
- 'Sorcerer Kings Part Three'#84
- 'Sorcerer Kings Finale'
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC The Flash (1987)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
#70 The Helmet of Fate: Detective Chimp (2007)
- 'Gorilla Warfare, Conclusion: Quite a Head on His Shoulers'
#1 The Helmet of Fate: Zauriel (2007)
- 'The Case of the Massively Magical Monkey Mage'
#1 The Outsiders (1985)
- 'The Blood of Angels'
#6 Trials of Shazam (2006)
- '...Nothing Can Stop - - The Duke Of Oil!'
#11 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'There's Magic in the Air'#12
#6 Zatanna (2010)
- 'Daily Planet to Doctor Polaris'
- 'The Sorceress' Apprentice'
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