Congorilla gets to share the cover of Action 248 (Jan. 59) with Superman. This is only the second time Congo Bill has been represented on the cover of this book, despite a run of over 15 years.
The Superman story, by Finger, Boring and Kaye, has Clark Kent investigating a secret base on an island, which turns out to be run by a former Nazi. Jimmy Olsen has tagged along, and he is captured and imprisoned, along with Clark. Jimmy isn’t much use in the story. He is around largely to make it more difficult for Clark to change to Superman and back.
The Nazi is building a spy satellite. Superman saves Jimmy from being executed, but they just stick him in the rocket that will launch the satellite.
Superman rescues Jimmy. Before he rounds up the Nazis, he makes them think their satellite would not function, so as to ensure no one else repeats it.
Robert Bernstein scribed this Howard Sherman tale, as the Golden Gorilla returns. He is the living god of a tribe, lead by the chief Kawolo.
As Kawolo dies, he passes a sacred ring on to Congo Bill. This ring, when rubbed, allows the wearer to switch minds with the ape.
Congo Bill accepts the ring, but doesn’t really believe the tale. When he gets trapped in a cave-in, he gives it a chance, and it works. In the Golden Gorilla’s body, he digs his Congo Bill body out.
The movie producers are after him, and briefly cage Congorilla – the name given to the merging of the Golden Gorilla’s body with Congo Bill’s brain. Bill manages to escape, of course.
Janu does not appear at all in this story.