Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name

Aaron Piper

First Appearance

Charlton Premiere vol. 2 #1 (1967)

Original Publisher


Created by

Pat Boyette


Museum owner Aaron Piper was transformed by the Moonstone Amulet into the Spookman. While wearing the amulet, Spookman gains the ability to travel through time. Piper and his British assistant Crispin X use the amulet's power to go to ancient Rome to retrieve a valuable statue. While there, they meet Emperor Nero who decides to see if Spookman could be a gladiator. The Emperor sends his best fighter Marco to battle Spookman. He defeats Marco and Nero offers him whatever prize he wants. Crispin informs the emperor that they wished to buy a statue and offered to pay thirty bucks. However when Nero doesn't know what money is they give him a lighter which he uses to set fire to his curtains. Spookman and Crispin leave for their own time with the statue in hand.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Charlton Premiere vol. 2 #1


  • Like many Charlton Characters such as Tyro Team and Shape, Spookman is in the public domain thanks to a lack of a proper copyright notice. This is because any work published without a proper copyright notice between 1923 and 1977 are in the public domain.
  • According to the letters page of Charlton Premiere #2, Spookman was originally meant to be called "the Sandman."

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