The Ghost Riders


In the 18th century, there is a ban on wool exports, brought about by men like Sir Roger Ackerman who grow rich on it. Mary Tufton leads a gang of smugglers known as “The Owlers” to defy the ban and Ackerman by smuggling wool to France.

Ghost Riders


  • Reprinted and translated to Dutch as “De Spookrijders” – Tina #9/1976- #23/1976.


  • The Ghost Riders  – Judy: #691 (7 April 1973) – #700 (9 June 1973)
  • Reprinted – Judy & Tracy  circa #1361 (8 February 1986) – (?)



8 thoughts on “The Ghost Riders

  1. This story must have been published in another comic before. It was published in the Dutch edition of Tina in early 1976, so it must be from 1975 or earlier.

  2. Yes, The Ghost Riders first appeared in Judy 691 (Apr. 7 1973) – 700 (June 9 1973). The essential story wasn’t new even then though as it had appeared as a text serial as Grey Riders Of Romney Marsh in The Wizard 1605 (Nov. 17 1956) – 1612 (Jan. 5 1957), the protagonist being Tom Tufton. It then appeared in picture form under the title The Grey Riders Of Romney Marsh in The Hotspur in 1969.

  3. I remember this one from the 80s reprint, although I had forgotten what the title was and only remembered “the Owlers”. I used to really like these historical stories – very atmospheric.

    I seem to recall another story possibly called “The Story of Mairi Mackintyre” from around the same era (1986 or so), probably Judy or Judy and Tracy, also historical and set on an island in the Hebrides or Orkneys or somewhere? I’ve had a search on this site and haven’t been able to find it so far. Does it ring a bell for anyone else? The spelling could have been Mhairi instead of Mairi, possibly.

    1. ‘The Story Of Mairi Macintyre’ [no ‘k’] ran in JUDY 1436 (July 18 1987) – 1444 (September 12 1987).

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