(of Earth-62321)

Real Name: Groff

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-62321) extraterrestrial (Uranian) (pre-modern era to modern era)

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Joe Morgan (of Earth-616), the Uranians

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Escaped Convict" (title given by the Uranians), "This Joker" (insult referred to as by Joe Morgan)

Base of Operations: Earth-616; formerly Uranus, the future of reality-62321

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#94 (March, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Groff had the ability to change his shape at will, which he used to assume human form on Earth-616. Originally, Groff also possessed a ring capable of transporting the wearer through time and space but he was forced to give it away.

Height: Various
Weight: Various
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None

History: (Strange Tales I#94/3 (fb) - BTS) - The shapeshifting Uranian Groff escaped from his prison and used a time travel ring to travel to Earth-616 circa 1962.

(Strange Tales I#94/3) - Groff's arrival was witnessed by escaped convict Joe Morgan, who pulled a gun on Groff and demanded to know where Groff was from and how he had appeared. Groff revealed his time travel ring and gave Joe a utopian story of his future home, prompting Joe to force Groff to hand over his time travel ring. Admitting he had no further use of it, Groff calmly gave Joe the ring and Joe immediately rubbed it to activate the time travel, only afterward becoming curious as to why Groff had left his home if the future was so great. Content to have escaped prison, Groff decided to look upon his true Uranian face one last time before assimilating himself among the humans of Earth-616. Admitting that he had not had time to reveal to Joe Morgan that while he did come from the future, it was of Uranus not Earth, Groff looked at his reflection in a nearby pond.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Joe Sinnott.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Groff has No KNOWN connections to:

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Strange Tales I#94, p18, pan6 (Groff, main image)
Strange Tales I#94, p15, pan7 (Groff arriving on Earth-616, in human form)

Strange Tales I#94 (March, 1962) - "He Came from Nowhere!" story - Stan Lee (writer, editor), Larry Lieber (writer), Joe Sinnott (art)

Last updated: 11/28/17

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