Gorilla Girl in her gorilla form.
Art by Steve Uy.
|First appearance||Marvel Team-Up #91
|Created by||Steven Grant
|Alter ego||Fahnbullah Eddy|
|Team affiliations||The Freaks
|Notable aliases||Gorilla Woman|
|Abilities||Ability to shapeshift into a super-strong and highly agile gorilla|
Fahnbullah Eddy, also known as Gorilla Girl, is a fictional comic book character within Marvel Comics' shared universe the Marvel Universe. She first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #91 (March 1980), and was created by Steven Grant and Pat Broderick.
Fictional character biography
Fahnbullah Eddy, originally known as Gorilla Woman, worked at a carnival as a member of the Freaks, a group of circus freaks that included Muck Monster and Six. When the Freaks fell under the control of the sorcerer Moondark, he forced them to battle Spider-Man. Gorilla Girl and the Freaks were later seen in a fight against the criminals Hammer and Anvil.
After the events of the Civil War, Gorilla Girl was captured by the Thunderbolts. During her capture, she threw Penance down three flights of stairs, after which Penance beat her severely. She later registered with the Initiative and joined Camp Hammond along with Annex, Prodigy, and others.
During the Skrull invasion she is one of the Initiative members to go into battle in Times Square. She loses teammate Proton; he is executed by the Skrulls. They join the 'Young Avengers' and are saved by the 'Secret Commandos'. Afterwards, Gorilla Girl asked to be put in the Initiative reserves. However, before she gets very far, the Thor clone attacks Camp Hammond, and Gorilla Girl fights him before Counter Force intervenes.
Gorilla Girl strikes up a friendship with the alternate universe simian version of Speedball, another Initiative recruit. She becomes involved in the plan of Norman Osborn to exploit the resources of her friend's home dimension. The two also work with Gibbon (another simian superhuman) as well as Red Ghost's Super-Apes.
When Gorilla Girl, the simian Speedball, and Gibbon ended up in the Marvel Apes universe, they find themselves in the midst of an invasion by the Marvel Zombies. Gorilla Girl shifted into her gorilla form and ripped off Zombie Medusa's hair to protect them. Just as they were about to be overwhelmed, a group of Marvel Apes appeared and helped to fight the Marvel Zombies. Gorilla Girl thinks that the simian version of Captain America can get them back to the Marvel Apes universe. Using the Wrencher, Gorilla Girl was able to destroy the Zombie Green Goblin. When Zombie Doctor Doom proved too much for Gorilla Girl, the Super-Apes were able to defeat them. Upon encountering a human Magneto, the simian Speedball figures out that they are in the Marvel Zombies universe. As Ape X plans to destroy the portal, he says goodbye to Gorilla Girl. However, Gorilla Girl kneed him when his guard was down so that she could go in his place. Using the Wrencher's wrench, Gorilla Girl attacked the simian heroes and destroyed the portal, setting time right.
Powers and abilities
Fahnbullah Eddy is able to shapeshift into a super-strong and highly agile gorilla. Even in her gorilla form, she can speak and think.
- Civil War: Battle Damage Report
- Marvel Team-Up #91
- Freaks at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
- Marvel Tales #256
- Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures
- Avengers: The Initiative #13
- Preview: Avengers:The Initiative #13
- Brian Michael Bendis (w), Leinil Francis Yu (p), Mark Morales (i), Secret Invasion #5-6 (October–November 2008)
- Dan Slott (w), Humberto Ramos (a), Avengers: The Initiative #21 (March 2009)
- Karl Kesel (w), Reilly Brown (p), "This Man... This Monkey!", Marvel Apes: Grunt Line Special (July, 2009)
- Preview: Marvel Apes: Grunt Line Special
- Marvel Zombies: Evil Evolution #1
- Gorilla Girl at Marvel Wiki
- Gorilla Girl at Comic Vine
- Gorilla Girl at the Comic Book DB
- Gorilla Girl at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe