Hero duo published by DC Comics
and created by E. Bridwell
, Howie Post
and Bob Oksner
. Angel and the Ape first appeared in Showcase Presents #77
in September 1968.
Angel and the Ape tells the tale of two friends and partners Angel Beatrix O'Day
and Sam Simeon. Angel is the daughter of Professor Theo O'Day and a member
of the Amazon race (the same group that Wonder Woman comes from). Her
sister Athena gained the strength of the Amazons and became a hero called
Dumb Bunny, according to the Angel and the Ape mini-series. Athena became a member
of the group known as the Inferior Five. Angel did
not gain the strength and to make up for her seeming lack of power, trained
so that she became an expert in martial arts, fencing, and marksmanship. She
met Sam Simeon her partner on one of her father's expeditions to Africa and
two opened up a detective agency.
Sam Simeon is the grandson of Gorilla Grodd, the super villain gorilla from
Gorilla City and foe of the Flash. Simeon does not share his grandfather's thirst
for power and instead is happy being a comicbook artist working for DZ Comics.
Sam occasionally helps Angel on a case, bringing a bit of strength and a lot of
brains to the operation.
The two have surfaced on a number of occasions over the years, from a mini-series
in the early 90's by Phil Foglio to a newer miniseries written by Howard Chaykin.