The Grim Ghost

Real Name: Matthew Dunsinane

Identity/Class: Ghost

Occupation: Agent of Satan, reaper of evil souls

Affiliations: Satan, Lady Sarah Braddock

Enemies: Brimstone, Lady Sarah Braddock

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Earth

First Appearance: The Grim Ghost #1 (Atlas Comics, January 1975)

Powers/Abilities: A ghost, he rides a flying jet-black horse and is armed with spectral pistols.

History: Matthew Dunsinane was an infamous highwayman in colonial America during the Revolutionary war, hiding his identity behind the mask of the Grim Ghost. But after robbing the coach of Lord and Lady Braddock in 1743, his luck finally ran out. A few days after this daring crime he is lured into a trap by Sarah Braddock, and is captured and unmasked. Three weeks later he is hung by the neck until dead.

The dead man's soul was sent straight to Hell, where he is met by Satan. The lord of the underworld offers him a choice. Either he can suffer the tortures of perdition for eternity, or he can return to Earth as an agent of Satan to harvest evil souls him. Under the circumstances, Dunsinane chooses the latter.

Matthew is returned to Earth in the 20th century, a time when evil is running rampant according to Satan, literally becoming his former alias - the Grim Ghost.

His greatest foe was the demon Brimstone, who sought to topple Satan and rule Hell in his place. In order to defeat this upstart, Satan forced the Ghost to work with the woman whose treachery had led to his death, Lady Sarah Braddock

Comments: Created by Mike Fleisher, the character lasted three issues before Atlas ceased publication.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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