Detective Chimp, or Bobo, as he was originally called, was a decidedly minor character in DC comics history. His adventures ran as back-up strips in issues of Rex, the Wonder Dog (and they don’t make comics like that any more!). Here’s how he used to look in a page drawn by Carmine Infantino:

Detective Chimp Returns

Now, spinning out of Infinite Crisis and 52, Detective Chimp is back and playing a major role in recent events reshaping the modern DC Universe. Who’d have thought? Here’s the cover of the current Previews catalogue drawn by Brian Bolland:

Bolland's Detective Chimp

I can see another ongoing Gorilla Daze series… Stay tuned!