Marvel released a new image teasing their “The Heroic Age” event, and it certainly seems that Agents of Atlas mainstay Gorilla-Man might get a shot being one of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Granted, as we reported, Marvel won’t cop to that being the new Avengers line-up for the new Avengers book, but that certainly looks like a possible team.
In fact, making Gorilla-Man an Avenger would tie in nicely with this zeitgeist piece I wrote. Why?
Because Congorilla just joined the JLA! Apparently, something is in the air with talking gorillas on super-teams. I cracked that I could think of several team books that could be improved by the addition of a talking gorilla. Let’s try it out.
Teen Titans: Teen Titans has run the gamut lately from merely bad to shockingly bad. Maybe they just need a talking gorilla? Surely, Gorilla Grodd has a niece or nephew that wants to atone for his uncle’s misdeeds? Gorilla Kid? Kid Gorilla?
The Outsiders: Does Markovia have a national zoo? Maybe Halo returns as pure energy and has to find a host, but the only nearby form is a gorilla? She could change her heroic name to Silverback or something flashy and dispense outsidery justice while marking time for the next inevitable killing-off that she’ll suffer.
X-Men, etc.: All this time, and we haven’t had a gorilla X-Man? Some would argue that Beast fits the bill, but not really. Shouldn’t this be a more likely mutation than wings or optic blasts?
What about you, readers? Any suggestions? I can tell that Blog@ team member Kyle DuVall is in total disagreement. He says that THIS is the decade . . . of the anteater.
Man, that would be a WEIRD direction for Brightest Day.