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Ghost in question here was a spooky cavalier who'd
been run-through with as rusty cutlass and beheaded.
Just for good measure, a ball and chain was manacled
to his left ankle - in case he felt like running
This unfortunate Ghost haunted the present-day
of the Knave who did him in. Our Cavalier sought revenge,
though whether that meant running-through and
the family was never made clear. Not that
much, because these folks didn't seem at all bothered
by his prescence:
Trivia Hounds may like to note that first panel
of every strip
would feature our Knave directing us to the family,
of the family concerned and pointing out to us that
"...the descendants of ye Knave who
choppeth off my head..."
Now pay attention, because this ghost has an interesting
past. He first appeared in Cor!! comic. Back then,
a cavalier known as Shiver, and he was quite a
soul, who hung around with a ghost called Shake. Their
names were subsequently co-ordinated in to the
Fleetway's 1973 comic, Shiver & Shake. However,
was now the name of a jolly ghost, and Shake was
an elephant. Our cavalier had apparently disappeared
to the ether...
Or had he? - Because our self-same Cavalier subsequently
Thus "The Ghost's Revenge" was Mr Cavalier's
Fleetway appearance. It's interesting to note
how he was
far more proactive in this strip, although equally
with his spooking. Still,
he get marks for his persistance!