While in his lab, Professor Scuba S. Duba is peforming experiments to create artificial life. He molds a statue out of chemicals and then exposes it to "super-hypertensity white aura-light ultra-ebonized light". But he can't get the mixture right to give life to his creation. That is, until his clumsy nephew Kevin bumps into the light machine, accidentally setting it off and creating bringing life to the statue.
Naming itself the Shape, the new life form immediately proceeds to capture enemy spies. The Shape, newly "born" only has a basic grasp of speaking English.
The Shape's elastic body can mold itself into any form it can conceive. It can even alter parts of itself into weapons or tools, or take on the forms of people, animals or mythical creatures.