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.ANIMAL MAN'S ANIMAL FUN FACTS
THE ELECTRIC EEL
Electrophorus electricus, or electric eels, are capable of producing up to 600 volts of electricty from their own bodies! Why? These eels live in muddy waters and have poor vision, so they rely on low-level electrical fields to navigate and explore their surroundings. Higher levels of voltage are generated to stun or kill prey or predators. Although not true eels, these nearly scaleless fish look the part, with long, cylindrical bodies and a slightly flattened head. Click pic for more info!

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ANIMAL MAN'S FASHION FUN FACTS
"MODS" and THE ZOOT SUIT
The Mods were a British youth movements of the early 1960s whose members wore colorful clothes and rocked to the sounds of The Who. The name "mod," short for modern, was later applied to many outrageous 60s fashions. A "Zoot Suit," the Mod Gorilla Boss' style of choice, is an exaggerated man's suit with an oversized jacket, wide lapels and shoulders, with trousers that narrow at the ankle. The Zoot Suit was created in the early 1930s, in the nightclubs of Harlem. It became popular with young Latinos and African-Americans, and later with White "swingers" such as the dork pictured below. And way before MGB came along, Tex Avery's zany wolf character (below center) sported a Zoot Suit!

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ANIMAL MAN'S SCIENTIST-MOBSTER FUN FACTS
THE MOD GORILLA BOSS

NAME: Mod Gorilla Boss, aka MGB
SECRET IDENTITY:
Unknown Scientist/Mobster
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Deep Hollow, Montana

FIRST APPEARANCE: Strange Adventures #201, July 1967
QUOTABLE QUOTE:
"Rack up A-Man and cell him! I'll show him who's king in this human jungle! GRRRR-OW!"

ORIGIN STORY:
A brilliant scientist invented a serum which could temporarily turn him into a gorilla. Not realizing that this serum itself was worth untold billions, he used it to launch a petty crime wave while wearing a custom-made, gorilla-sized Zoot Suit. After a disasterous encounter with Animal Man, he was sent to prison and never heard from again.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Don't think you're safe, reader. Somewhere, in a dimly lit jail cell, the deranged scientist/mobster known as Mod Gorilla Boss is plotting his revenge against the world... but first, he's coming for YOU! GRRRR-OW!


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DETECTIVE CHIMP!

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