49 years ago - William Glenmorgan is born.
31 years ago - 18-year-old William goes on his first African safari, begins working as a guide & activist.
21 years ago - 28-year-old William becomes a game master of a large game preserve.
13 years ago - 36-year-old William is trapped in a cave in. He uses an amulet given to him by a Chief Kawolo, a tribal witch doctor, which switches his mind with the legendary Golden Gorilla, becoming Congorilla.
10 years ago - 39-year-old William's human body dies, leaving him in his gorilla body.
2 years ago - 47-year-old William goes on the hunt for Prometheus, B'wana Beast's killer. Together with the Doom Patrol, he finds and brings him in. Soon he is recruited into the Justice League.
1 year ago - 48-year-old William is recruited by John Henry Irons to become the Ambassador to Gorilla City.
DC Comics really does love gorillas. Congorilla started his career as Congo Bill, a jungle adventurer that in my mind was meant to be a sort of Alan Quartermain allegory. I've never read those original comics, because it was the late fifties when Congo Bill exchanged bodies with a legendary gorilla with the ability to grow in size. You can't make this stuff up.
Before James Robinson included Congorilla in his Justice League, He was primarily a character featured in DC's Vertigo imprint. It took the particular genius of Robinson to include on his team a character that, on the surface, looks more than a little ridiculous. There's a simplicity to the character that makes him an ideal addition to the League. We've put him in the Justice League proper as opposed to Nightwing's Watchtower, which is our version of the iteration of the Justice League he actually joined in the comics, but It seems a good role for him.