Angel O'Day is the daughter of famed adventurer Professor Theo O'Day. Angel did not know her mother as she died when she was very young. Whilst growing up her father the Professor's was married to the retired super-heroine called Princess Power, and their common child was the super-strong but mentally deficient girl Athena Tremor, later known as Dumb Bunny of the Inferior Five.
Having most of her family members having superhuman strength, Angel O'Day grew up with a massive inferiority complex, which she tried to compensate by over performing in school and in arts such as fencing, Kung Fu, Jarate, sharpshooting and foreign languages.
While working as a translator for a shipping company, she uncovered a massive smuggling operation. With the reward money, she opened up a detective agency, something she has never regretted. Her father's best friend, famed Chinese detective Charlie Chum, taught Angel all he knew about detective work.
Meet Angel and the Ape
Little is known of Angel O'Day's early life, except that her father's best friend was famed Chinese detective Charlie Chum, who taught Angel all he knew about detective work.
When she grew up, she met Sam Simeon, about whom there is still a great deal of mystery. It is assumed that he is a native of Gorilla City who is allowed to roam in the world of man. This may be because his ambition was to be a cartoonist, and he got a job working for Stan Bragg at Brainpix Comics, but Sam made a pittance and Stan took most of the credit for his work. Frustrated, Sam agreed to become Angel's partner in the detective agency.
They did quite well in their cases, but never became rich. In time, Sam quit Brainpix to work for Morton I. Stoops, a top editor at DZ comics. Sam is quite civilized and mild-mannered, but can be dangerous if someone calls him an ape. Because of his telepathic abilities, most people overlook the fact that he is a gorilla.
Angel and The Ape Return!
In 1991 Phil Foglio wrote & drew an Angel & the Ape mini series which revealed that Angel was a half sister of Dumb Bunny of the Inferior Five. It also revealed Sam's origin, and explained why no one can remember it.
Angel and the Ape also had a miniseries in DC's Vertigo line in 2001.
- Occupation: Private Detective, partner in the O'Day and Simeon Private Investigations firm
- Residence: New York City
- Family: Theo O'Day (father), unnamed mother (deceased), Princess Power (stepmother, deceased), Dumb Bunny (half-sister), Evilisha O'Day (aunt), Evilisha's son (cousin, name unknown), Cadwaller Avarice, Burton Avarice, Gabrielle, Milo, Gunga, Psyche, and Torquemada (distant cousins; all deceased)
- Citizenship: American
- Marital Status: Single
- Height: 5' 10"
- Weight: 140 lbs (64 kg)
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Blond
Powers and Abilities
- Investigation: Angel is a superb detective with a keen eye.
- Linguistics: Angel is very intelligent and well-educated, knows twelve languages (Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Japanese, Dutch Afrikaans, Swahili, Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin, Spanish, German, Russian, and Atlantean),
- Marksmanship: Angel is an excellent shot.
- Martial Arts: Angel is a superior hand to hand combatant, with extensive knowledge of karate and Kung Fu, plus a special martial art adapted to battle gorillas.
- Swordsmanship: She is also an "A"-rated fencer
- Weapons: A stainless steel Detonic 45 ACP is her weapon of choice.