Sergeant Spook. Sergeant Spook is an ordinary police scientist who is working on a chemical analysis when he "absent mindedly leans his pipe against a rack containing vials of chemicals." This sets off an explosion which kills him. However Sergeant Spook's ghost remains, and he decides to fight crime as a ghost. He can't be heard or seen but he can physically affect people and things as well as walk through walls. He begins by fighting ordinary crimes, but then he discovers that there is a Ghost Town in his city, full of all the world’s ghosts, from Nero to Ali Baba and his Forty Thieves, and that they aren’t allowed (under ordinary circumstances) to leave Ghost Town. However, like Doctor Sherlock (a Sherlock Holmes clone who becomes Spook’s sidekick), Sgt. Spook receives permission to leave Ghost Town to track down criminal or errant ghosts. This brings him into conflict with a wide array of enemies, like King Tut, who has enslaved the ghosts of North Africa, and Doctor Zorka, a Mad Scientist creating zombies to use as slaves. Sergeant Spook appears in stories with titles like “The Case of the One Eyed Cyclops,” “The Lion That Was Framed For Murder,” and “Ghost-Town Ghosts.”
First Appearance: Blue Bolt Comics #1 (Novelty Press), June 1940. 69 appearances, 1940-1954. Created by Malcolm Kildale and ?
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