Real Name: Edward Morgo
Identity/Class: Human (see comments)
Occupation: Professional entertainer/hypnotist; would-be robber
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Movie theater audience
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Great Morgo, Master Hypnotist" (as billed on a poster); "the world's greatest hypnotist" (as called by himself)
Base of Operations: Unidentified American city
First Appearance: Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3 (January, 1962)
Powers/Abilities: A seemingly ordinary man, Morgo was highly skilled at hypnotism--by simply making eye-contact and using the lulling sound of his voice, he could place an individual into a trance.
Morgo once used a projected movie of himself to perform mass-hypnosis, and thus placed a large crowd (including himself) into a trance.
Height: 5' 10" (by
Using a movie camera, Morgo filmed himself commanding viewers to enter a trance, then awaken later, with no memory of what had occurred.
Morgo went to a movie theater, sneaked into the projection room, and replaced the regular feature with his own film; then Morgo seated himself in the darkened auditorium, as his prerecorded speech began to play--when the audience members became entranced, Morgo intended to steal their valuables while they slept. On the movie screen appeared an extreme close-up of Morgo's eyes, and his recorded voice compelled the audience members to fall asleep... asleep... asleep...
Soon, everyone in the theater was slumbering... including Edward Morgo!
Some time later, Morgo's voice on the film commanded the audience to awaken; the lights came on and the people revived...yet none of them could remember what the movie was about.
While the perplexed people began to file out of the theater, Morgo also awoke from his trance...and he could only wonder why he was in there.
As he walked away from the cinema, the bewildered Edward Morgo just figured that he was getting absent-minded in his old age--he was unaware that he was a better hypnotist than he thought, because he had even hypnotized himself.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
This 3-page story--The Eyes of Edward Morgo--was basically just a retelling of of an earlier story--Beware the Eyes of Igor!--from Tales of Suspense I#11 (September, 1960).
Strangely enough, the third page of this
story is numbered 5--maybe
it was originally done as a 5-pager, but it had to be edited down to fit
in the allotted space for this issue.
Profile by Ron Fredricks.
Edward Morgo has no known connections to:
A cinema located somewhere in America, it was
where hypnotist Edward Morgo planned to rob the entire audience by
placing them all in a trance.
At a cinema located somewhere in America, they were the
multitude of patrons (none identified) who went to see an unspecified
images: (without ads)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p2, pan4 (Main Image - Edward Morgo, in his dressing room)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p2, pan5 (Headshot - Edward Morgo)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p2, pan2 (Edward Morgo, performing his hypnotism act on stage)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p2, pan7 (Edward Morgo films movie of himself, to hypnotize movie theater audience)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p3, pan9 (confused Edward Morgo comes out of trance)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p2, pan8 (Edward Morgo, carrying his film to movie theater)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, (Edward Morgo, sneaking his film into movie theater's projection room)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p3, pan1 (as his film begins to play on movie screen, Edward Morgo takes a seat with the rest of the audience)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p3, pan5 (as Morgo's film plays, audience members fall into a trance)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p3, pan6 (as Morgo's film ends, audience members come out of trance)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3, p3, pan8 (as audience members file out of theater, seated Edward Morgo comes out of trance)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#8/3 (January, 1962) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Steve Ditko (pencils/inks), Stan Goldberg (colors), Artie Simek (letters)
First Posted: 03/01/2021
Last updated: 03/01/2021
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