Murdered cop Denny Colt, mysteriously returned to life, protects Central City as its masked hero, the Spirit. Jewel thief Sand Serif, Denny’s childhood sweetheart, competes with the Octopus, a master crook who shares the Spirit’s invulnerability and knows the secret of Denny’s resurrection, to obtain a mythical treasure.
This settles onto a shelf with Dick Tracy, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Doc Savage – The Man of Bronze and The Shadow: displaying admirable love for pulp material and striking enviably sexy poses, but missing the emotional resonance, zeitgeist-catching populism and mainstream thrills which found movie franchises.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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