Arthur le Fantôme Justicier (Arthur, the Phantom of Justice)

Real Name: Arthur

Identity/Class: Ghost

Occupation: None

Affiliations: le Père Passe Passe (a magician and friend)

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: Unspecified fellow ghosts

Aliases: Aave-Artturi (Finnish name)

Base of Operations: France

First Appearance: Vaillant #449 Spécial Noël (December 20, 1953)

Powers/Abilities: A ghost, unable to be injured by normal weapons. As a ghost he could fly through walls - although he was physically knocked out in occasion (when he did not expect a blow, presumably). Apparently able to travel back and forward in time under his own power, without the aid of time machines or magic (the transfer always happened outside the story).

History: Arthur was a "child ghost" - one of the family of ghosts, although the others were rarely seen. Nothing was ever mentioned of his life before dying - apparently he had always been a ghost. His adventures took him to all over the history, from the stone age (with added dinosaurs) to the modern day. He usually ended up punishing the bad guys (when there was one, which was not always the case) by making their plans fail - sometimes by pretending to help them - and making then look ridiculous, not by slugging it out with them.

Comments: Created by Jean Cézard. When Jean died in 1977, Arthur's stories also ended.

Thanks to Gérard Courtial for informing me of the existence of this character. Thanks to Vesa Lehtinen for details of his history and powers.


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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