|First appearance||Batman #75|
|Alter ego||George Dyke|
|Notable aliases||Boss Dyke|
|Abilities||Superhuman strength and endurance|
Gorilla Boss is the name of a DC Comics supervillain.
Fictional character biography
George Dyke is a mobster who was executed in a gas chamber at Gotham City Prison on a rainy evening. However, his brain is removed from his body by his henchman under his orders. George's brain ends up transplanted into the body of a towering gorilla by a disgraced surgeon named Doc Willard. The Gorilla Boss establishes a crime spree in Gotham and fights Batman twice.
Powers and abilities
Gorilla Boss has super-strength and endurance. Though Gorilla Boss can't speak, he can communicate with his henchmen using a pen and paper.
In other media
- Gorilla Boss appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Gorillas in our Midst!" voiced by Diedrich Bader. This incarnation of him is capable of human speech. He wears the suit of a 1940's style gangster with a cocktail stick in the corner of his mouth. He has a straight clump of grey hair which separates the black hair he already has. He alongside Gorilla Grodd and Monsieur Mallah team up as G.A.S.P. (short for Gorillas and Apes Seizing Power) to replace Gotham City's population with gorillas. Gorilla Boss is defeated by B'wana Beast and Vixen (whom he taunts mercilessly because she is not as strong as he).
- Gorilla Boss appears in The Batman Adventures (a spin-off comic book series of Batman: The Animated Series). He was part of Black Mask's organization alongside The Phantasm, Bronze Tiger, Sportsmaster, and Black Spider before being defeated by Batman.
- World's Finest Comics #254
- Swamp Thing Annual #3
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