Real Name: Joe Morgan
Identity/Class: Human (pre-modern era to modern era)
Group Membership: 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)
(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:
images: (without ads)
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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