Real Name: Joe Morgan

Identity/Class: Human (pre-modern era to modern era)

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Groff, the Uranians (both of Earth-62321)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Groff" (he was mistaken for the true Groff)

Base of Operations: A Uranian prison, Earth-62321; formerly mobile throughout Earth-616

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

Powers/Abilities: As a common criminal, Joe Morgan carried a gun. He eventually stole a futuristic ring from Earth-62321's Groff that allowed him to travel to Earth-62321's future when it was rubbed.

Height: Unrevealed (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed (see comments)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Strange Tales I#94/3) - In 1962, Joe Morgan escaped prison and ran nearly all night when the police were summoned to find him. The next morning, Joe stumbled onto a group of homeless men cooking a can of beans over a fire. At first wondering if the men might share their meal, Joe pulled out his gun and almost killed the men to take the entire meal before he was interrupted by a strange burst of light. Intrigued, Joe Morgan found himself unable to look directly at the light until it faded, revealing a dark-haired man in its place. Shocked, Joe remarked that what he had seen had to have a trick or some sort of joke but the man introduced himself as Groff and announced that he was from the future. Joe then pointed his gun at Groff and demanded to know how Groff could have gotten from the future to the present day and as Groff revealed a powerful ring capable of time travel, Joe began to think how he could use the ring to travel into the future, where the police would never find him. Deciding to get more information, Joe asked Groff about food and its availability, to which Groff replied that science had made everything perfect and when Joe asked about work, Groff revealed that machinery did all the work so there was no need for jobs. Groff then further revealed that the world's population was arranged so that there was one woman for every man, finally prompting Joe to demand the ring from Groff. Groff calmly explained that he had no further use of the ring and handed it over. Joe quickly slipped the ring on his finger and rubbed it per Groff's instructions. Joe then began to disappear and as he left for the future, Joe had a sudden epiphany and asked Groff that if the future was so great, why did Groff leave in the first place. Unfortunately, Joe fully disappeared before receiving his answer and Joe soon arrived in the future of reality-62321, albeit on the planet Uranus. Immediately arrested by the Uranians who thought he was a shape-shifted Groff, Joe Morgan was thrown in an alien prison, where Joe realized he had been tricked by Groff. As he sat, Joe realized that no matter what he did, he could never escape his own fate.

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

Joe Morgan's height and weight were nearly impossible to approximate, as he was never seen next to a character whose height and weight had been officially designated.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Joe Morgan has No KNOWN connections to:

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Strange Tales I#94, p17, pan6 (Joe Morgan, main image)
Strange Tales I#94, p15, pan2 (Joe Morgan, headshot with gun)

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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