The Gay Ghost

    Character » The Gay Ghost appears in 53 issues.

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    In 1700s Ireland Keith Everet, the Earl of Strethmere, is killed by footpads as he was on his way to propose to his beloved Deborah Wallace. After his death, he encounters his ancestors, who return him to life in return for a vow to fight for justice. There is one catch: he has to wait for Deborah Wallace, who has emigrated to America before he can return.

    Everet's spirit haunts his castle until 1941, when the last remaining descendant of Deborah Wallace, who shares her name, returns to Ireland together with Charles Collins, her would-be fiance. Unfortunately they come to the castle at the same time as some Nazi saboteurs and Collins is killed. Seeing his beloved Deborah in danger, Everet takes over Collins' body, deals with the saboteurs and returns with Deborah back to America.

    Major Story Arcs

    Animal Man

    Final Crisis

    For full arc information see: Final Crisis

    During the events of Final Crisis, Gay Ghost is temporarily brought back, along with his all fellow Limbo inhabitants, by Superman and aid him in a fight against a powerful enemy.


    The Gay Ghost was created for use in All-American Publications, later merged with DC Comics, by Gardner Fox and Howard Purcell. The characters first appearance is in Sensation Comics #1, which was released in January 1942.

    More recently Grant Morrison brought back Gay Ghost during his run on Animal Man in the 1990's.


    Height: 5'11"

    Weight: 189 lbs.

    Eyes: Blue

    Hair: Brown


    After becoming the Gay Ghost, Keith Everet is able to leave the body of Charles Collins whenever he chooses to, and similar to other spirits can dematerialise and materialise on command. In addition, the Gay Ghost is a pretty good sword and hand to hand combatant.


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