Will Eisner's masked hero gets his own TV pilot. When his partner is killed Detective Denny Colt follows a lead to Central City. Someone doesn't like him getting too nosy and he's shot down. Luckily he survives. Believed to be dead Colt takes on the identity of The Spirit who with some help from Commissioner Dolan and young troublemaker Eubie tries to get to the bottom of who the bad guys are and what they're up to. Meanwhile Dolan's beautiful daughter Ellen needs a lot of saving, luckily The Spirit has taken a liking to her!