Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ghost Patrol is solid, man
This is the last of my Ghost Patrol stories, scanned from tear sheets. It's from Flash Comics #100.
In this story we find out that ghosts can be knocked unconscious when they're in their physical form, when they "solidify their ectoplasm." Thank god for comic book explanations, otherwise I don't know how I'd figure this stuff out. The crooks in the story make the same mistake every comic book crook since the first four-color comic book rolled off the presses has made...they've given the good guys the chance to get away. Instead of shooting the ghosts — which makes for an interesting theory on what happens when you kill a ghost — they tie them to a big spool and roll it at a train.
Ah, whatever. It's drawn by Carmine Infantino and Bob Oksner.