Morgyn the Mighty, who made his first Beano outing across two
pages in the first issue, was dubbed 'The Strongest Man in the
World!' And, over the next 14 weeks, he was given the chance to
prove this claim as he wrestled sharks, eagles, and the other
oversized beasts that inhabited the land, sea and air around Black
Island, the craggy, jungle-covered isle on whose shores Morgyn had
been washed up thirteen years before after being shipwrecked on the
schooner 'Hebrides'. Here, from the mountain known as Morgyn's
Seat, he surveyed his castaway kingdom, ever on the lookout for
signs of attack.
Morgyn's picture strip debut may have been in the first Beano,
but it wasn't his first appearance in print. That had come ten
years before, on February 11th 1928, in the pages of
boys' adventure paper, 'The Rover'. There, the stories had been
mainly text, with a few illustrations. For 'The Beano', artist
George Anderson brought this 'Tarzan of the Islands' to
action-packed life in a story that combined a picture strip layout
with narrative captions beneath each frame.
Morgyn's run in the pages of The Beano was brief. But you can't
keep a strong man down, and Morgyn's adventures were reprised in
action and adventure comic 'The Victor' in 1963.