When Marvel sends out one of their teasers on a Friday afternoon with a picture of a monkey and asks “Who Is One Of The Most Exciting New Comic Characters of The Century?” we’re happy to play along.


  1. Looks like some Mandrill reboot action. Psychic Mutant Baboon, IIRC. Red tie matches his ass, which may emit pheremones or something?

  2. it’s the lead character in “Apest Night” the new universal cross-over where everyon who’s died only once comes back to Earth as an Ape. This one? He’s Uncle Ben.

  3. So is this what Peter Tork has been up to lately? Well at least the Red Ghost has been keeping busy…..

  4. This might be that NEMESIS project Mark Millar and Steve McNiven new book that Millar was hyping and bragging about on his website a week ago.

  5. I heard not too long ago that Marvel has launched some sort of a new “Iphone ape” that lets you read comics on a phone. Maybe this is it? I don’t know why you’d need an ape for that, but I don’t have a smartphone so what do I know?

  6. He’s The Ghost Chimp,
    The Ghost Chimp,
    The Ghostliest Chimp In Town.

    A lab coat full of cheap cigars
    Conceals his vivisection scars.

    He’ll fill your day with merriment,
    This former lab experiment.

    He’s colder than an icicle,
    He smokes and rides a tricycle.

  7. Don’t care what Tabe has to say.

    For the Beloved Wife, “monkey (always) = happy”.

    Don’t ask. Can’t explain…

  8. Is that Moonboy?

    ‘Fraid not. Moon-Boy would never wear clothes, and had no facial hair.

    My first thought was Mandrill, but that’s not a new character.

    My only other idea is an ape version of The Hood.


  9. James…. you sound surprised. Deadpool is derivative. His origin… Weapon X. His design and name… Teen Titans. His best issue…. #11, where he appears in a Silver Age issue of Amazing Spider-Man.

    Sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s a guilty pleasure.