The Return of Konga #1

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The Return of Konga #1
Cover art of issue #1
Written by Joe Gill[1]
Art by Bill Molno[1]
Colors by Bill Molno[1]
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"A Mate for Konga" is the first issue of the comic miniseries The Return of Konga, which in the following issue was renamed Konga's Revenge. It was published by Charlton Comics. It features two comics—a main adventure and a backup story called "Across the Time Gap", both starring Konga—and a third comic titled "The Monster Hunter".

Plot

"A Mate for Konga"

As Dr. Morley and his wife fled a tropical island, they remarked about how the mighty Konga just saved them from alien invaders by destroying them and their ship. On returning to England, Morley shared his story to a disbelieving and mocking audience, but his report still made it to newspapers, where it was read by Bob and Sandra, who had been injured during the beast's original rampage under the mind control of the sinister Dr. Charles Decker. It was also seen by a former Soviet scientist, who sent a letter to the other side of the Iron Curtain to his old friend Dr. Boris Tchaikon. In the past, Thcaikon had theorized that a group of cells might be forced to specialize into different types of cells, but he had been held back by all known animal cells being too small to experiment on. The Soviet expatriate suggested that the cells of the giant ape from the newspaper might be large enough to work with. Tchaikon was elated at the news, and fantasized about growing his own race of super-beings working for the Soviet cause. He pitched his idea to a higher committee and swore to create another giant ape creature, which earned him the funding he sought.

Dr. Tchaikon and the Soviet forces soon arrived on Konga's island, and did not have to search for him long before they saw his gigantic form looming over them. Unsure of the nature and intentions of the newcomers, Konga did not attack, and Tchaikon shot him with a hypodermic needle, which almost immediately knocked the ape unconscious. They then left Konga to begin experimentation on some of his skin cells. It was during this phase of the plan that Tchaikon opted to make a female mate for Konga, and he soon achieved his desired result, all the while keeping Konga comatose with anesthetic. Soon, the she-ape Torga awakened, and unlike Konga she was vicious by nature. The soldiers quickly warded the inexplicably smaller Torga into Konga's cage with fire, and once inside, she apparently regained her immense size. Konga was allowed to reawaken, and was amazed to find that he was no longer alone in the world. Torga accepted his friendship as another of her kind, and the two shared a bunch of somehow appropriately sized bananas. Despite this, Torga was naturally violent and abused the gentle-natured Konga.

Soviet higher-ups then arrived on the island. Tchaikon was sure that in time he could use his method on humans to create a race of Soviet supermen to rule the world with, but had no time to spare—the military informed Tchaikon of a small and powerful bomb created in San Francisco that was capable of destroying all of Russia. The plan to prevent this disaster was to set Konga and Torga loose on the city in hopes that they would destroy it. The apes were incapacitated and loaded into a special travel capsule to transport them to the United States. Dr. Tchaikon returned to his tent for his research notes, only to be killed by a freak landslide. In San Francisco, Torga began to destroy the city despite Konga's attempts to reel her in. Because Konga was apparently trying to get her to turn back to the water, the Soviet submarine fired a missile at her, and it struck her heart, killing her. Konga took her body to the water and swam away, once again alone and on the receiving end of humanity's violence.

"Across the Time Gap"

Konga was on a desert island when an American space capsule landed nearby. Soviet forces soon arrived to capture the astronaut and his spacecraft, and incapacitated Konga with a "narcotic shell". As they took the astronaut prisoner, Konga awoke and was shot again before destroying the Soviet submarine. A rescue then came for the astronaut, and Konga left in search of a more peaceful spot.

"The Monster Hunter"

Kirk Danvers was a renowned hunter who had developed a taste for hunting giant mutations. This obsession brought him to the Branco river in Brazil, where he tried to shoot the gargantuan jaguar Felix Onca. She defied his bullets, and grabbed him in her mouth. She scaled giant cliffs and took the hunter to a place where the trees and grass both towered over him. A strange chicken with bat-like wings attacked him when Felix Onca put him down to rest, so she took him back into her mouth and brought him to her den. Her two cubs fought for the right to eat him, but the loser of the ensuing brawl covered Danvers, and allowed him to escape. He ran from the den, and escaped once more the chicken-and-bat-like "giant condor" before falling down the mountain. He was found by the natives, and nursed back to health before being sent home. Having learned fear and kindness, he never hunted again.

Appearances

"The Trojan Queen"

Monsters

Characters

  • Dr. Morley
  • Bob
  • Sandra
  • Boris Tchaikon

Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • Aliens
  • Alien spacecraft
  • Hypodermic gun

Locations

"Across the Time Gap"

Monsters

Characters

  • Lt. Col. Dennis

Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • Narcotic shell

Locations

"The Monster Hunter"

Monsters

  • Felix onca
  • Felix onca cubs
  • "Giant condor"

Characters

  • Kirk Danvers

Weapons, vehicles, and races

Locations

  • Brazil

Trivia

  • "Across the Time Gap" purports that 2 million years ago, Konga's alleged kind were commonplace. This contradicts facts established in the 1961 film Konga which were referenced earlier in the issue during the story "A Mate for Konga", which state that Konga is a mutant chimpanzee.

External links

References

This is a list of references for The Return of Konga issue 1. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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