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An expedition seeking the "missing link" between humans and apes arrived at the island of Borneo. The members of the expedition are attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex but are saved by Gorgilla, the name given to the 20 foot tall ape-man. The members of the expedition decide to leave Gorgilla in peace as thanks for his rescue. However, Gorgilla, becoming curious about humans, stowed away on the ship. In New York, the benevolent Gorgilla stopped an assassination attempt. However, the poor beast, in the confusion of his appearance, appeared to fall off the Statue of Liberty to his death.
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In reality, Doctor Druid
came and talked Gorgilla down off of Lady Liberty, implanting the false memory of Gorgilla's death in spectators' minds, so that he could return to his peaceful life in Borneo. Unfortunately, Yandroth
the Magician used his powers to make Gorgilla attack the Defenders
Fing Fang Four
Later, the Fantastic Four
helped Gorgilla by taking him to live on Monster Isle. Eventually, Mr. Fantastic
shrinks Gorgilla down to human size so that he can enter human society as a window cleaner at the Baxter Building
. Gorgilla returned to heroics when he joined the Fin Fang Four
in stopping the alien conqueror Tim Boo Baa.