B'WANA BEAST - A regular contender for the "comics' lamest chaacter" awards, B'WANA BEAST is DC's best known riff on
the Jungle Lord concept. Created by Bob Haney and Mike Sekowsky in 1967, the Beast is originally a white big game hunter An
elderly native shaman gave him a mysterious helmet and a serum to drink, by means of which he can assume the role of the Beast.
He has the rather unusual ability to fuse any two animals together, by which means he creates soldiers and helpmeets to assist
him in his battles (the process wears off later). A few years back, he was replaced with a more politically correct African
in the role of B'Wana Beast. B'wana Beast was never much of a success, and is probably best known to modern readers for his
occasional appearances in Grant Morrison's ANIMAL MAN series a few years back.