Ghost (Nedor Comics)

The Ghost
Publication information
Publisher Nedor Comics
America's Best Comics (DC)
First appearance Thrilling Comics #3 (April 1940)
In-story information
Alter ego George Chance
Team affiliations SMASH
Notable aliases The Green Ghost
Abilities Levitation
Astral projection

The Ghost is a fictional character, a superhero that appeared in comic books published by Nedor Comics. His first appearance was in Thrilling Comics #3 (April 1940). The character is loosely based on the pulp hero published by "Thrilling" at the same time that was called The Ghost/Ghost Detective/Green Ghost.

The character was later revived by writer Alan Moore for America's Best Comics.

Nedor Comics

The Ghost's origin was revealed in his first appearance in Thrilling Comics. The Ghost is George Chance, an occult investigator. Years of studying the mystical arts have given him the power of levitation, astral projection, turning himself or others invisible, and other seemingly magical powers. The Ghost uses his powers to fight crime, which he does while accompanied by his wife, Betty.

The Ghost appeared as a back up feature in many issues of Thrilling Comics. His final Golden Age appearance was in issue #52 (February 1946).[1]

America's Best Comics

Alan Moore revived the Ghost, along with many other Nedor Comics characters that had entered the public domain, for his Tom Strong series. In Tom Strong #12 (June 2001), the Cavalier was revealed to have been a member of SMASH, a superhero team that had been placed in suspended animation after an alien invasion from the moon in 1969. The Ghost was one of the heroes killed during that fight; however, thanks to his mystical powers he was able to remain in this reality in his astral form. He was revived 30 years later thanks to the efforts of Tom Strong. Now calling himself the Green Ghost, Chance reunited with his wife to continue his investigation of the paranormal. The Green Ghost has since joined the reunited SMASH.

Chance's widow later married science hero-turned detective Grant Halford (aka The Magnet).


  1. Grand Comics Database, last accessed 14 February 2007.

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