Gorilla Grodd
Nick Name
Civilian ID




Legal Status
Citizen of Gorilla City with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Gorilla City, Congo, Africa
Group Affiliation

Flash's Rogues

Injustice League

Secret Society of Super-Villains


Base of Operations
Gorilla City, Congo, Africa
6' 6"
600 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Biologically typical Earth gorilla whose ancestors were augmented by the rays of a meteorite which fell within a mountainous region of Africa, enabling super-simian strength, speed, stamina, agility, hyper-intelligence and telepathic abilities.

Grodd has learned additional telepathic skills enabling him to mentally control and transform matter, levitate immense objects, project powerful force beams, control minds and transfer his own mind into other bodies.

Genius level intelligence with skills as a scientist.

Note: The Gorillas of the hidden land known as Gorilla City have achieved a level of scientific knowledge beyond any normal human society.

Technology of Gorilla City
Common Enemies

Black Canary II

Flash II

Flash III

Outsiders II



Regularly Appearing
The Flash Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance
The Flash Vol. 1 #106 (May, 1959)
John Broome & Carmine Infantino

While on an exploration mission, Solovar the leader of Gorilla City was captured by humans. Pretending to be nothing more than a normal ape Solovar avoided disclosing the location of the hidden city to creatures he considered savage. Brought to the United States, Solovar was sold to a Central City circus.

The revolutionary dissident Grodd traveled to Central City, but not to rescue the captured leader of Gorilla City, instead he desired Solovar's knowledge of mind control to amass an army of apes. Although learning the secret, he was thwarted by Central City's hero the Flash, and Grodd was sent back to Gorilla City to be imprisoned.

Escaping captivity, the revolutionary has returned many times to plague the world of man as the villainous super-ape Gorilla Grodd.