Mudville and Center City
Occupation: Pharmacist, Profession Criminal
First Appearance (Golden Age): Sensation Comics #40 (April 1945)
First Appearance (Post-Golden Age): None
As he fled, Twillins' mind raced, becoming
more obsessed with his own powers. Realizing the police were likely to
hold him accountable for Gamblin's death, he sees no loss in pursing a life of
crime with his new found powers and returns to the Pharmacy to ambush the
counterfeiters. Squeezing through the door, he finds himself impervious
the bullets of the gangsters and thrashes them soundly. One of them calls
him a gorilla and Twillins seizes on the name as his new Nom du Crime, Gorilla
Ganty. As they plot a brazen raid on nearby Center City, Mr. Terrific, tracking
evidence from the shoes, stumbles upon them and immediately attacks. No
match for Ganty's sheer size and strength, Terrific is stunned with a felling
blow. As he comes to, he spots Ammonium Nitrate and topples a container
onto the radiator hoping to oxidize it into nitrous oxide or laughing gas.
Terrific was carted outside and through into a waiting truck to be
dispensed with in a more rural area but he quickly loosened his bonds and
returned inside. There he found Ganty and the gangsters, sedated and
giggling from the gas and they were quickly subdued and turned over to the
The activities of Gorilla Ganty after 1945 have not been recorded.
To date, no version of Gorilla Ganty has emerged on any Earth other than the original Earth-2.
Gorilla Ganty was transformed into a colossal humanoid by the polluted waters outside of Sloan industries. In addition to evoking a malevolent personality reminiscent of the Koehaha Stream of Ruthlessness (All-Star Comics #36), the chemicals in the water physically transformed the unimposing, middle-aged body of Twillins into a form roughly 8 feet tall which strength to match. The new body was also significantly denser, able to withstand gunfire at close range.
Although physically imposing, Gorilla Ganty had no obvious immunity to chemical injury and he was subdued with nitrous oxide, a fairly ordinary sedative. While the original form of Twillins was likely somewhat educated to be a druggist, Ganty was aggressive and brutal and conceivably somewhat less intelligent than he originally was.
|Sensation #40||1st appearance and origin, vs. Mr. Terrific|