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The series started with a soldier, Corporal Carson Knowles, who is excited to come home to his family and boasting the news to his squad that he was leaving "this desert hellhole" (Iraq) to be with his family who he hasn't seen for 2 years. Upon returning, he wasn't greeted warmly by his family because his wife argues that he hasn't wrote to them since he left. Carson reasoned out that they are always on the move and his mission is taking all the time he has to write a letter. His wife wouldn't have it and told Carson that he was leaving him because she met someone while he was away. She only waited for him to go home so he could say it to him face-to-face. He beg his wife not to leave and that he promised to be there for them so that they could be a whole family. She packed her bags and gone out from the house to a waiting car where her lover is waiting to pick her up, while she left Carson and his son. As the car leave, Carson comforts his son and tell him that everything will be ok and that his mother will come back. The next day, he applied for any job to support himself and his son, but couldn't find any. He goes home tired, but not wanting to see his son sad, he told him that they will go to the fair to enjoy themselves. Carson and his son were leaving the fair, very much happy, when they were cornered by a bunch of thugs who are gonna mug him. Carson defended his son from the muggers but was being overwhelmed. Suddenly, Moon Knight enter the fray and help Carson, but he doesn't want the help of the superhero. During the skirmish, one of the thugs draws a gun and fired it to Carson's son, fatally wounding him. Moon Knight gets his crescent dart and throws it to the thug, prompting all of them to leave. Moon Knight chases them down, while Carson cares for his dying son. The child dies and Carson goes home staring aimlessly, experiencing too much trauma within his life, he breaks down. Blaming all his misfortunes to everyone and everything he had hoped for, and the very hero that he sees as the reason why his son was killed he goes to his closet and retrieves his black ops uniform and goes out for some street justice. In an alley, the remaining thugs manage to escape while the others are incarcerated thanks to the beat down they received from Moon Knight. As the thugs escaped, they are also at the receiving end of a fistful of attacks by a guy wearing a black suit. The one who shot Carson's son was left, begging for his life, by the attacker will have nothing have it and killed him. The man looked up in the roof and sees Moon Knight observing him. He removes his mask and points out to Moon Knight that he will be next.
While on the mooncopter, Moon Knight is trying to remember that person because he could have sworn he had seen him somewhere. Frenchie said that he could have work with him in the past because he was wearing a black ops uniform. Moon Knight then had a flashback, where he was training in the army, Marc met Carson, who is a private back then. They became friends there, but Carson was always the target of practical jokes of the barracks. Carson was holding a grudge to everyone that did him wrong, but it was always Marc that made him calm down. When Marc was shipped out, he told Carson that the jokes will always haunt those who have done them. That was the last time Marc saw Carson, but little did he knew that he was still being bullied in the barracks. Carson then held back and suppress all his anger up until the present and now all that anger just came out and is threatening a lot of innocent people that might get hurt. Meanwhile, Carson is reeling from what had happened last night and he begins to deduce that the city must be held accountable for what has happened in his whole life. He then break into an army armory, where he first gets additional armor, but when he going for the firearms, security comes rushing in, preventing Carson to get guns. In order to get what he wanted to the museum and stole all the authentic weapons based on medieval time and also a roman helmet to protect his identity. When the alarm sets in, the police arrived and investigate on who broke in the museum. One by one, they were slowly being taken out by Carson. When the only police officer surviving is cornered he sees Carson Knowles, who now introduces himself as the Black Spectre.
The next day, Marc turns into his Jake Lockley personality and drives off in New York to find any information pertaining to the whereabouts of Carson. While on a diner, Jake is still searching for Carson through questioning people eating there. He then finds Carson and reintroduce himself as his friend, Marc. Carson recognize Marc and they begins to catch up for lost time. But as their conversation goes on, Marc sees that Carson has change in more ways that he could imagine, in terms of his mentality and that his friendship with him is his last vestige of sanity left within him. Marc then offered him a place to stay in his "house", but Carson declined it, reasoning out that he is getting use in the streets and that he needs to take care of something. Khonshu whispered to him, sensing that he up to no good. Marc agrees to this and prepares to follow him later at night. At night fall, Carson enters a abadoned apartment, where he has hidden his weapons and armor. He suits up and is on his way to his ex-wife to pay her a little visit.
As the wife and her lover are walking in Central Park, they were confronted by a shadowy figure who threatening the woman. The man tried to strike the stranger, but used a self-defence technique and broke the man's arm. As the man defended the woman, she ran away to escape, only to be chased down. The woman cryingly asked who the stranger is and why he was doing this to her. The stranger reminded her on what happened the day she left her family to be with her lover and that she and the whole city is being blamed for their son's death and that he will let her and the city pay for that. The woman now recognize the stranger as her husband, Carson, but he reinterated to her that Carson is gone and he was replaced by the Black Spectre. Just as he was about to kill her, a crescent dart strikes his hand and drops his dagger. Black Spectre look up in the sky and it was Moon Knight riding on his mooncopter. Black Spectre tries to shoot Moon Knight with a crossbow, but he evaded it by jumping ouf of the mooncopter and threw a crescent dart at him directed to his feet to get to jump away his wife. Black Spectre confronts Moon Knight and said that he saved him time of finding him. Black Spectre draws his weapons as Moon Knight does and they begin to fight. Thier fight can only be describe as much like the gladiators of ancient rome. The fight comes to an end in a "samurai duel charge" sequence, where Moon Knight receives a big slash in his constume while Black Spectre get knock out but still alive. As Black Spectre is being taken away by the police, he is still voicing out his vegeance to the city and Moon Knight. As Moon Knight comes up to the mooncopter, he was asked by Frenchie if he is ok, and he replies he doesn't know anymore. He sad that his friend has now become one of the people he is trying to get rid. But Frenchie reminded him that he is still his friend and a person that don't have much of anything is a needing of a friend.
A week after Carson's incarceration, he was told that he had a visitor, to his suprise. When he met his supposed visitor, he was overjoyed that it was Marc. Marc "heard" the news and wanted to comfort Carson that everthing will be ok and that he will visit him every week to give him company. As Marc was leaving, Carson commented that he is truly a good friend that is rare to have.