Such a friendly ghost

While my mind is on everything wintery, here are a few of Casper's 50s comic books. Casper the Friendly Ghost was created in the 30's and appeared in his first animated short in 1945 (see below). He was a nonconformist ghost who didn't like scaring people, but preferred to befriend them, and his adventures mostly consisted of winning over initially frightened people and animal friends.  He was featured in a popular comic book series during the 1950s and 60s and also appeared in several TV series.

Casper the Friendly Ghost #8 File Copy (Harvey, 1953) via Heritage Auctions

Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) vi eBay

Caspar's first film appearance in "The Friendly Ghost" 1945. Casper rebels against his life of scaring people, and embarks on a lonely quest to find friendship.