(The) Spirit
Nick Name
Civilian ID
Denny Colt Jr.


Crime Fighter


Legal Status
Official deceased citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Central City
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations
Wildwood Cemetery, Central City
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human with skills as a criminologist, detective, and master of disguise with excellent hand-to-hand combat skills.

Common Enemies

Dr. Cobra

Hush the Whisperer

Mr. Fly

(The) Octopus

(The) Squid

Regularly Appearing

Police Comics (Quality Comics)

Spirit (Kitchen Sink)

Spirit (Quality Comics)

Spirit Newspaper Comic

Spirit Newspaper Strip

First Appearance

The Spirit weekly newspaper comic (June, 1940)

Note: The Spirit was a supplementary comic that was included is Sunday editions of United States' newspapers to subscribers from 1940 to 1952.

Reprints of these supplements have been reprinted by underground publisher Kitchen Sink Comix as comics and DC Comics in hardcover books.

Will Eisner

The son of a famous Central City criminologist, Denny Colt Jr. followed his father's footsteps.

Cornering the mass-murdering Dr. Cobra in his underground layer, Colt was struck on the head from behind by a henchman. His gun discharging as he collapsed the bullet struck Dr. Cobra's giant glass beaker of life preserving fluid. Found and presumed dead Colt was entombed where he awoke.

Designing to deceive criminals into believing him dead Colt became the masked crime fighter known as the Spirit.

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