1st app- Werewolf by Night #32
After rejecting his father's scholarly way of life, Marc Spector pursued a very materialistic existence. He became a liaison to the CIA, but soon resigned to become a mercenary soldier. As a soldier of fortune, Marc Spector worked as second-in-command to Ronald Bushman, a terrorist for hire whose face was tattooed as a death mask. While Bushman's forces were fighting rebels in the Sudan, Spector learned that Bushman planned to loot a nearby archeological dig. This was all Spector finally needed to realize he was fighting on the wrong side. He decided to leave Bushman that night.
Unfortunately, Dr. Peter Alraune, an American archeologist working to preserve the treasures at the site, tried to stab Bushman. Spector instinctively stopped him, and Bushman killed the archeologist. Spector warned the archologist's daughter, Marlene, to get to safety and then challenged Bushman. Spector lost and was left in the desert to die.
Adherents of an Egyptian religion found Spector, but it was too late to save his life. They took him before the statue of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon. Miraculously, Spector's heart began beating again. In a delierium, he attributed his revival to Khonshu, and declared himself the moon's knight of vengeance.
Spector destroyed Bushman's organization in that part of the world, then returned to America. He decided to adopt the costumed identity of the Moon Knight in order to use his acquired wealth and resources to wage war against criminals. Moon Knight joined the West Coast Avengers for a time, but later quit the team and returned to New York City.