197) Ghost Anatomy

Ghost Anatomy – The being is a ghost.  DC seems to have the monopoly as opposed to Marvel on actual ghosts that are major characters.  Ghost Anatomy is also known as Apparition Mimicry, Apparition Physiology, Exspiravit Mimicry, Exspiravit Physiology, Ghost Mimicry, Ghost Physiology, Phantom Mimicry and Phantom Physiology.

Literary Critique of Ghost Anatomy

The Spectre (DC) started out as a ghost character but is now more an avenging spirit (The Spectre V2 #1).

Ghost Mimicry-The Spectre V2 #1 (DC)

My favorite comic book ghost is Deadman (DC Who’s Who V1 #6).

Ghost Mimicry-Deadman-DC Who's Who V1 #6

Deadman has the ability to pass on his powers to another being and makes Nightwing (DC) into the new Deadman in Injustice – Gods Among Us – Year Three #10.

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DC has a supervillain ghost!  The Gentleman Ghost (DC) is pictured below (DC Who’s Who V1 #9).

Ghost Mimicry-Gentleman Ghost-DC Who's Who V1 #9

The DC universe also has the very strange Haunted Tank (Haunted Tank #1)!

Ghost Mimicry-Haunted Tank #1 (2009)

The Dead Boy Detectives (Vertigo) are the latest DC ghost heroes.

Ghost Mimicry-Dead Boy Detectives #1 (Vertigo)

Nemesis was a ghostly superhero at the American Comics Group (ACG) that was introduced in Adventures into the Unknown #154.

Ghost Mimicry-Nemesis-Adventures Into The Unknown #154 2 (ACG)

Mr. Justice was one of the first ghost superheroes (Blue Ribbon Comics V1 #9).

Ghost Mimicry-Mr. Justice-Blue Ribbon Comics V1 #9-4 Ghost Mimicry-Mr. Justice-Blue Ribbon Comics V1 #9-5

John Kowalski (Marvel) is a character that is very similar to DC’s Deadman but is a minor character (Marvel Legacy: The 70’s Handbook #1).

Ghost Mimicry-John Kowalski-Marvel Legacy The 's Handbook #1 (1970)

The Ghost Patrol (DC) was a Golden Age ghostly team (DC Who’s Who V1 #9).

Ghost Mimicry-The Ghost Patrol-DC Who's Who V1 #9

DC also seems to have a lot more one-shot ghosts than Marvel.

Action Comics V1 #595

Adventure Comics V1 #357

Blackhawk V1 #127

Superman V1 #186

World’s Finest V1 #139

Mort is a teenage ghost that is the protagonist in Mort the Dead Teenager V1 #1 (Marvel).

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A ghostly version of the Winter Soldier (Marvel) appears in Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #1 (2018).

In Corktown (Alterna), Detective Torrie Brandstaetter is a ghost helping her partner to stop her reanimated body from committing murders (Alterna AnniverSERIES – Character Guide).

Ghost Mimicry-Corktown-Alterna AnniverSERIES - Character Guide (2016)

Danny Phantom is not a ghost but has ghostly powers.

The Spirit of the Marines is quite literally a spirit in Devil Dog Comics #1 (Street & Smith).

Sergeant Spook is the guardian of a young boy in Blue Bolt V4 #1 (Novelty Press).

Ghostly dogs have a conversation in Reggie and Me #5 (Archie).

Molly (Image) – Perhapanauts #1

Dungeon and Dragons has a huge number of ghosts!

Alley Reaper – Creature Collection I


Banshee – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual


Bottle-Imp – Creature Collection I


Butcher Spirit – Creature Collection I


Casura – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Chardun – Slain-Creature Collection I


Deathshrieker – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III


Dread Wraith – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual I


Drowned – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III


Ekimmu – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Ephemeral Swarm – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual III


Fey Lingerer – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2


Forsakken Spirit – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary


Ghost Legionnaire – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2


Ghostfreak – Ben 10


Ghost – World of Warcraft Monster Guide


Haunt – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual


Ice Haunt – Creature Collection I


Inn-Wight – Creature Collection I


Ker – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Koliahathra – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Love-Scorned Soul – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary


Mist Reaper – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie



Mistwalker – Creature Collection I


Poltergeist – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual


Seeker’s Bane – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie


Specter – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 1


Spectral Plant – Creature Collection II. Dark Menagerie


Spectral Scion – TSR 2173 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 4


Unbegotten – Creature Collection III. Savage Bestiary


Unhallowed – Faithless Knight-Creature Collection I


Unhallowed – False Lover-Creature Collection I


Unhallowed – Forsaken Priest-Creature Collection I


Unhallowed – Treacherous Thief-Creature Collection I


Unholy Child – Creature Collection I


Well Spirit – Creature Collection I


Wraith – D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 1


Wraith – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual


Trading Card Games have a huge number of ghosts and ghost related cards!

Alto Ghost

All Souls Day

Baritone Ghost

Bass Ghost

Black Feather Shadow of Rage

Dark Raven Shadow of Grief

Darkness Azaghast Tyrant of Shadows

Demented Shadow

Dolmarks the Shadow Warrior

Dream Pirate Shadow of Theft

Frost Specter Shadow of Age

Galek the Shadow Warrior

Gazer Eyes Shadow of Secrets

Ghost Assassin

Ghost Being of Ib

Ghost Bog

Ghost Breaker

Ghost Crew Pirate

Ghost Eater

Ghost Face

Ghost Image

Ghost in the Machine

Ghost Infestation

Ghost Knight of Jackal

Ghost Machine

Ghost Pixie

Ghost Raptor Attack

Ghost Raptor Membership

Ghost Rock Detector

Ghost Rock Fever

Ghost Ship Sighted

Ghost Ship

Ghost Stump

Ghost Touch

Ghost Train

Ghost Warriors

Ghost Wolf

Ghostly Informant

Ghostly Messenger

Ghostly Seducer Standard


Give up the Ghost

Gray Balloon Shadow of Greed

Grim Soul Shadow of Reversal

Ice Vapor Shadow of Anguish

Jack Viper Shadow of Doom

Masked Horror Shadow of Scorn

Melnia the Aqua Shadow

Mirror Dancer

Mummy Wrap Shadow of Fatigue

Night Master Shadow of Decay

Osha Shadowdrinker

Out of the Shadows

Pointa the Aqua Shadow

Primerunner Ghost Who Walks Samurai

Scream Slicer Shadow of Fear

Shadow Moon Cursed Shade

Shadowy Spirits

Soprano Ghost

Souls of the Fallen

Souls of the Forgotten

Spark Chemist Shadow of Whim

Tenor Ghost

The Ghost

Wailing Shadow Belbetphlo

Wisp Howler Shadow of Tears

Wolf Shadow

Zero Nemesis Shadow of Panic

Duke of Darkness – KO KOMICS #1 (Holyoke)

Haunt – TSR 2016 Monster Manual II

Phantom – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual

Professor Evil – KO KOMICS #1 (Holyoke)

Sergeant Spook – Blue Bolt V1 #1 (Novelty Press)

Slaine – “Macha” – 2000 AD #111

Spectral Wizard – TSR 2145 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 1

Spectre – TSR 2140A Monstrous Manual

Speedy Ortiz visits Maggie as a ghost in Love & Rockets-The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S V2 (2007).

Zhentarim Spirit – TSR 2166 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 3

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