The Ghostship Mathematica was a Tharg's 3rillers story that ran in 2000AD Prog 1827 and 2000AD Prog 1828.

Script: David Baillie

Art: Inaki Miranda

Colours: Eva de la Cruz

Letters: Annie Parkhouse


Eleven year old Marble Jones worked in his father's tavern.  He listens in on the stories that the sailors tell, particularly of pirates and the legendary Ghostship Mathematica. When a genuine pirate walks in to the tavern one evening and gets involved in a barroom brawl Marble takes his opportunity to escape his violently abusive father and stows away on the pirate's ship.

On board the ship, Jones is discovered but is surprised that there are only two crew members, and that they don't try to send him back home. The pirate captain reveals that he stole a map during the brawl earlier that reveals the location of the Ghostship Mathematica.[1]


The Port, a planet



Marble Jones

The Captain

Zerg Rush

The Blacksmith, engineer

Chief Jones, mathematica human

Engineer Wilson, mathematica human

Dullaghan, mathematica human

Quartermaster, mathematica human


The Marauders


The Ghostship Mathematica, a legendary starship capable of folding space, equipped with an engine cloaking mechanism / engine impulse silencers. Also contained an escape pod[2].


  1. Part One, Prog 1827
  2. Prog 1829
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