Detective Chimp
Nick Name
Civilian ID


Bobo T. Chimpanzee

Note: The Detective Chip's given name is indecipherable to humans and would translate in chimpanzee as "Magnificent Finder of Tasty Grubs."



Private Investigator

Legal Status
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation

Bureau of Amplified Animals


Base of Operations
Oscalossa County, Florida
3' 7"
75 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Chimpanzee enhanced with alien technology granting a superior intelligence and capability of communicating with all forms of intelligent life.

Note: The chimp known as Bobo drank from the Fountain of Youth granting him near immorality.

Despite Bobo's tendency to abuse alcohol and tobacco, his natural simian strength, speed and agility make him more than a physical match for most normal humans.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

Day of Vengeance Vol. 1

Rex the Wonder Dog Vol. 1

Shadowpact Vol. 1

First Appearance
Rex the Wonder Dog Vol. 1 #4 (Aug. 1953)
John Broome & Carmine Infantino

When two microscopic alien simians came to Earth they assumed that chimpanzees were the dominant species, due to their resemblance to the alien explorers. Attempting communication with a young African chimp their spaceship was accidentally swallowed by the primate. Traveling through the bloodstream to the brain the aliens used their technology to magnify the ape’s intelligence to their own level. Eventually leaving the chimp’s body the aliens returned to their home planet.

With its newfound intelligence the chimpanzee was able to save an American scientist from his treacherous assistant. The grateful scientist brought the ape back to the United States where it was eventually left in the care of animal trainer Fred Thorpe. Amazed by the animal’s intelligence, Thorpe named the chimp Bobo and was able to teach it the skills of human society.

After Thorpe was brutally murdered, Bobo was able to assist Sheriff Edward Case to apprehend the killers. Becoming the Sheriff’s constant companion, Bobo showed an affinity for solving crimes as the Detective Chimp.

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