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Morgyn as depicted by some of the artists who have drawn this character over the decades. Clockwise - Ted Rawlings (from a Wizard and Rover text story), Kearon, Carrion, Garcia, Dorey? and Cooper.
See The Victor issues, annuals and summer specials - (Note - the listing below is not a complete list of all of Morgyn's appearances in the Victor. Further information will be added in due course).
1964; (artist Kearon) 1965 (artist Kearon); 1966 (artist Kearon); 1967 (artist Kearon); S 1967 (artist Kearon); 1968 (artist Kearon);
S1968, (artist Kearon, col. first page);
1969 (artist Kearon);
1970 (visiting a roman city in the heart of Africa; freeing of slaves; artist Kearon); S1972 (artist Kearon); S1973 (artist Kearon);
S1974, col.; 1975 (artist Kearon);
S1976, (artist Antonio Garcia); S1977, col. (artist not Garcia); 1978 (artist Garcia); S1978 (artist Garcia);
1979 (artist Garcia);
S1979, (not Garcia); 1980 (artist Garcia); S1980 col.(artist Garcia); 1981 (artist Garcia); S1981 (artist Garcia);
1982 (artist Garcia);
S1982 col.(artist Garcia); 1983 (artist Felix Carrion); S1983 (artist Garcia); 1984 (artist Carrion), 1985 (artist Carrion),
S1985 (artist Garcia); 1986 (artist Carrion); S1986 (artist Garcia);
1987 - (Amazon Basin rescuing a doctor; artist Carrion); 1988 (artist Carrion); S1988 (assisting an old fishing friend in the Persian Gulf artist Garcia); 1989 (Morgyn has to fight in a modern coliseum in Venezuela for a Senor Vargus in order to save his friend Washington Jones; artist Carrion);
S1989 (partial colour; artist Cooper);
1990 (Morgyn confronts an alien traveller in the Jungle of Borneo; artist Carrion); S1990 (artist Cooper);
1991 - (Aliens are running amok on the Pacific island of Komodo; artist John Cooper); 1992 (rescuing of animals being tested on in the jungles of Borneo; artist Cooper);S1992 (artist Dorey);
1993 (aliens casuing earth-quakes in Central Africa; artist Cooper); 1994 (action in Borneo; artist Mike Dorey).
109 - 120 (first series - locating a space capsule with a trapped RAF officer in it, which has landed in the Borneo jungle; featuring RAF signaller Tom Hewitt; artist Kearon).
706? - 718 Desperate Days for Morgyn the Mighty (22nd century, Earth invaded by Varlans; artist unknown; featuring
Dominic, Sebastian, a High Priest; RP 1167 - 1176.
842 - 853? (Morgyn faces six terrible tests to save an African tribe).
987 - 996 (Tepal invaded by Changa, trying to kill Panchai Lama head of the country; Morgyn must find the Eye of the D? and take it to the Lama; artist Garcia?).
1036 - 1045 (organising resistance against evil ruler General Basmil, leader of an African state of Butola; artist Garcia?).
1057 - 1070 (S. Amercia; Morgyn attempts to locate a new wonder drug on a plane that crash lands in the Amazon jungle; artist Garcia?).
1078 - 1089 (tracking down Ragnum, an American super robot on the rampage in the Amazonian Jungle, after it is damaged falling from an American space capsule which it was piloting; artist Garcia?).
1102 - 1113 (Morgyn is in Africa; Tox Mato, evil wizard; Singer From the Dead; artist Garcia).
1222 - 1231 (Rescue mission in Amazonian jungle to rescue Larry Buchanan; featuring Don Negra; Nerangi; artist Garcia?).
starts prior to 1455 - ? (Morgyn's adventures in Burma (artist ?).
1503 - 1515 (Morgyn is transported to an Alien world during an electrical storm; artist Cooper).
1636 - 1647 (Morgyn fights the Warobs in Borneo; series in col.; artist not known).
Red Dagger 64 page compilation of several Morgyn the Mighty stories, issues 3 and 14.
Writer:- The Victor editorial team. Artists:- Ted Rawlings, Kearon, Garcia, Carrion, Cooper, Dorey? and other unknown artists.
Main cast:- Morgyn the Mighty.
Time period:- Present day.
The inside front cover of the 1992 Victor annual published a short fact file about Morgyn.
- Height - 6 feet, 4 inches.
- Ambition - To be more famous than Tarzan.
The strongman, Morgyn the Mighty has been in published for well over eighty years, first appearing in text stories and then later in picture stories. Ray Moore's research shows that, "Morgyn did first appear in Rover in 1928, in No 304 (11/2/28) [and] he only appeared in picture strip form in [a later Rover issue], the 1956 edition, the artist was Peem Walker".
Wearing only his trademark loin-cloth, Morgyn has travelled through many jungles of this world and in later stories visited many alien planets. An educated man of incredible strength he also has some ability of being able to communicate with animals. This series has a high body count, but please note that no lions, tigers and other wild creatures were killed or injured during the writing and drawing of this series!
Morgyn's advesries have included dictators, evil aliens, wild dangerous animals, greedy and merciless diamond and treasure hunters and so on. Stories include searching for a lost space capsule, treasure and in one series Morgyn being drained of his strength, left for dead and then working out and training to regain his strength.
The following text adventure of Morgyn the Mighty is from The Wizard (2nd series) 14th April, 1973 (text). The main picture on page one, was drawn by Ted Rawlings.
The following adventures of Morgyn the Mighty are from Victor issues 109, 110, (artist for both episodes Kearon); 1315 (artist Garcia?); 1647 (artist not known, but possibly Dorey?), and the Victor Summer Special 1982 (artist Garcia). Other episodes to be added later.
© Adrian Banfield, 2013.