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Konga in Konga
Alternate names King Kong*
Subtitle(s) Giant Ape Monster
(巨大猿怪獣コンガ,   Kyodaien Kaijū)[1]
Species Colobus guereza, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Giant ape
Height ~120 feet[2]
Created by Herman Cohen[3]
Played by Paul Stockman[4]
First appearance Latest appearance
Konga Konga TNT
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Konga! Konga! Put me down! Put me down, I say!

— Dr. Charles Decker (Konga)

Konga is a giant ape monster that first appeared in the 1961 British-American film Konga, where he began life as a baby chimpanzee and was then mutated with a growth serum into a gargantuan gorilla-like ape by the deranged Dr. Charles Decker. The same year as the film's release, Charlton Comics began producing comic books based on the film, and saw a second Konga be created from the same science that created the original one.


Konga's name comes from the "Kong" part in the name of King Kong; this was possible because the producer of the film, Herman Cohen, paid RKO Pictures $250,000 to use King Kong's name for exploitation purposes.[5]


Konga greatly resembles a gorilla.


Konga was a baby chimpanzee that Dr. Charles Decker found on his trip to Africa; he would later bring him to England with him and inject him with a growth serum of his own creation that turned him into a gorilla-like ape. Dr. Decker would then use Konga to murder the people who opposed him.

In the comic adaptation of the film, Konga was a sacred monkey living in Africa who saved Dr. Decker's life. Based on his fan-like tail, it is likely that he was a colobus monkey. He then went with the doctor to England, where he was experimented on and mutated into a chimpanzee. In this telling, as a side effect of the process, Konga developed psychic powers and acted out Dr. Decker's violent fantasies by murdering his associates. Eventually, Konga injected himself with more of the serum than was advised and grew to great size.

Years later, in the comic's continuity, Decker's students Bob and Sandra would recreate his experiment on another monkey which they named Konga, who would go on to protect humanity and try to live in peace with them, but they were always afraid of and trying to kill him.



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Konga TNT

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Comics and books

Konga is, naturally, the main character of Charlton Comics' comic book series Konga, facing a variety of human, alien and monstrous threats.

Konga (1961-1965)


Konga was a colobus(?) monkey living in Central Africa, where he was revered as a sacred being by the local gigantic tribesmen, most especially by their witch-doctor M'Bontu. He befriended the stranded English scientist Dr. Charles Decker, and after a year spent with him in the jungle, he accompanied him back to England.

Konga's Revenge

"A Mate for Konga"

After being kidnapped by Communists, a mad scientist used his own growth serum to create a female counterpart to Konga named Torga. Unlike Konga, she was violent and angry and, despite his attempts to reform her, these qualities ultimately proved to be her undoing.

"Konga's Revenge"

Konga gets shrunk down to a tiny size and fights a rat.

"The Trojan Queen"

Konga falls in love with a movie star and saves a movie set.


Physical strength

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Physical capabilities

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Smelling Communism

In issue #19 of Charlton Comics' comic book series Konga, it is revealed that Konga can smell Communism.[6]


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  • The comic book Konga and, by extension, the titular creature, is based on a fundamental, if not uncommon, misunderstanding of the process of evolution. It asserts that a monkey is a "step" in evolution followed by a chimpanzee and a gorilla, as if to claim that chimpanzees are "more evolved" than monkeys, and that gorillas are "more evolved" than chimpanzees. Furthermore, it centers on the search for a "missing link" between plant and animal life, which is a confusing notion considering that said link is alleged to be an extant plant in Africa rather than a microbe of some sort. It also reflects the idea of evolution as a staircase from life seen as less complex to life seen as more complex, rather than the diverse tree it is seen as contemporarily.


This is a list of references for Mech Anguirus/Sandbox/Konga. 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]

  1. 巨大猿怪獣コンガ - Wikipedia
  2. Joe Gill (June 1964). Konga #18. Charlton Comics. p. 8, 12.
  3. Gorgo and Konga: The Monsters Steve Ditko Made His Own, at Auction
  4. Inside the Konga suit: Unmasking Paul Stockman
  6. Joe Gill (September 1964). Konga #19. Charlton Comics. p. 12.


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