- There's a lot going on out there right now, Spector. A lot more than you can see just coming off the sidelines like you are. A whole world in turmoil. A world that needs heroes like it never had before.
Appearing in "Midnight Sun (Part II) - The Dead Don't Stay"
- Moon Knight (Marc Spector) (Main story and flashback)
- Bushman (hallucination)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers)
- Crossfire (Main story and flashback)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Cameo)
- Moon Knight's Crescent Darts and truncheon
- Statue of Khonshu
- Captain America's Shield
- Captain America's Uniform
Synopsis for "Midnight Sun (Part II) - The Dead Don't Stay"
It is the early 1990s and mercenaries Marc Spector and William Cross are stationed on top the roof of a building. Marc aims a high-powered sniper rifle at a building across the street, just as military officials escort a prisoner across the quad. He executes a blond haired woman who apparently revealed highly classified state secrets. Cross indicates that she had been previously brainwashed, and that she only revealed information already programmed inside her mind. Executing her was done merely to make the Germans and the Russians nervous.
Captain America stands in Marc Spector's mansion in his civilian attire. Addressing by his former rank of sergeant, he warns Spector to stay clear of events involving the current civil war. Spector's maid, Nedda, comes into the room and tells Cap how she grew up admiring him. Distracting Marc even further is Khonshu. Adopting the visage of the late mercenary Bushman, Khonshu urges Marc to kill Captain America. Fortunately, Marc has grown quite accustomed to ignoring Khonshu's violent demands.
After Cap finishes speaking, Marc fires back, criticizing the war, comparing it to a sordid love affair between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark. He goes on to say that Steve that Tony are "trying to prove who has the bigger super power". Having settled very little, Cap repeats his warning and exits the mansion.
Marc later goes out as Moon Knight. He meets up with Detective Flint who has been investigating a recent string of murders. The crimes have all the earmarks of the Midnight Man, but for the fact that the original Midnight Man died several years ago. Flint even disinterred Mogart's remains and tested his DNA just to be certain. Moon Knight tells Flint that he'll look into it.
While on patrol, Moon Knight comes upon a hood attacking a young woman. He brutally dives into him, wrapping him up with a length of chain. Later, Marc returns home where he meets with his physical therapist.
Elsewhere, the mysterious Midnight killer claims another victim. He cuts off their arms and legs and begins swinging them overtop his head in glee.
- The events in this story take place before the events of Civil War #6-7, and Captain America (Volume 5) #25.
- Spider-Man makes a cameo appearance in a photograph. The photo is of Spidey publicly unmasking himself in Civil War #2.
- This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.
- In this issue, Moon Knight incorrectly states Midnight Man's real name as "Emile Mogart," when Midnight Man's other appearances and mentions have given his real name as "Anton Mogart."
- This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
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