In finding the latest owner of the Serpent Staff, Gorilla-Man has come face to face with the hardest parts of his own past. After all this time, Ken Hale has to decide forever, is he a gorilla or is he a man?
Speaking of nice to have, Marvel justifies the extra dollar on this issue with yet another Gorilla-Man reprint from the past. This issue's yarn comes from "Tales to Astonish" #30, featuring art from Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers in a story written by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. It's a nice addition to the overall package and it does a nice job of serving up a slice of history for the whippersnappers buying this book that may be unfamiliar with the work of Lee and Kirby. Read Full Review
If you haven't picked up the mini-series, purchase the trade. I must admit to being a little surprised when Parker and Marvel made a Gorilla-Man mini-series. After all, Gorilla-Man's origin is rather short. Nevertheless, Parker unveils numerous intriguing layers that fortify simple summaries such as Ken killed the previous Gorilla-Man. So, he became the everlasting Gorilla-Man. One also hopes that Marvel includes the whacky Timely Age Gorilla-Man stories in the collection. Read Full Review
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