The Stag Pirates is Jack Higgins' skeletal group Crew of ghost pirates who are stationed on Captain Jack Higgins' vessel, the Stag.


When Max Palopolis discovered the Stag's hidden treasure, Captain Jack Higgins, his crew, the Stag, and the Captain's Bird manifested to reclaim what was taken: 600 gold doubloons. They were bewildered by how much New York City had and hadn't changed. After tossing the Ghostbusters into the harbor waters, the crew disembarked the Stag to pillage the city. Three of the pirates stole the clothes off a flashy tourist from Houston, two mistakenly fell in love with store front mannequins, and others gorged at a supermarket.

The crew eventually returned to the Stag and they set sail for Palopolis and his maritime museum. The Ghostbusters set up an ambush outside the museum and took on the crew. While they were distracted with taking back their treasure, the guys trapped the Stag. They then trapped all of the crew in one Ghost Trap and Captain Higgins and his bird in another.

Powers and abilities

Jack Higgins' crew has the standard abilities of ghosts including intangibility and flight. However, they often resort to conventional warfare attributed to pirates instead of using their powers.


  • On page seven of Ghostbusters Issue #5, the pirate clad in the Texan's clothing makes a non-canon cameo in Manhattan.


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Ghostbusters: Gozer | Stay Puft Marshmallow Man | Terror Dogs (Zuul & Vinz Clortho) | Library Ghost | Subway Ghost | Zombie Taxi Driver
Ghostbusters II: Vigo | Janosz Poha | Jack Hardemeyer | Scoleri Brothers | Theatre Ghost | Washington Square Ghost | Mink Coat
Ghostbusters (2016): Rowan North | Mayhem | Electrocuted Ghost | Gertrude Aldridge

The Real Ghostbusters: Grundel | Samhain | Cult of Cathulhu (Cathulhu, Spawn of Cathulhu & Clark Ashton) | Tiamat | Ghostmaster | Nurgot | Arborak | Ulyoth | Vampiric Alien Ghost | Old One Cult (Old One, Vladimir Pavel Maximov & Dmitri Smerdyakov) | Wat | Sandman | African Fetish Ghost | Mee-Krah | Sleaze | Werechickens | Dr. McCatheter | Doomsday Stone | Quetzalcoatl | Quoatles | Arab Ghost | Glob | Toy Ghost | Possessed Subway Trains | Spectral Mass | Valkyries | The Crimelord | Barrow Wights | Dark Entity | Bat-like Things | Malachi | Killerwatt | Electric Possessor Ghosts | Pallo Mansion Ghosts | Rickey Roach | Winchester Wolf | Sammy K. Ferret | Victor | Apshai | Arzun | Ghash | Anshar | Kishnar | Master of Shadows | Evil's Baseball Team | Big Green | The Creature | Jack Higgins | Stag Pirates | Blacky
Extreme Ghostbusters: Achira | The Ringleader | Evil Clown Toy | Demonic Clowns | Tempus | Piper | Mistress | Demi-Dog | Cohila | Harasvelg | Shanbahac

Tiamat | Phantom Train Conductor | Senta | Morgan Le Fay | Zombies | Idulnas | Gozerian Terror Bear | Gozo | Koza'Rai | Dumazu | Cult of Dumazu | Ismael McEnthol | Massive Evil Clown Manifestation

Video Games
Cult of Gozer (Ivo Shandor, Black Slime Behemoth, Azetlor, Spider Witch & Chairman) | Sloars | Juvenile Sloar | Cruster | Crusto | Gozerian Servitors | Scuttler Queen | Hound Demons