After the Thing drops off Daredevil, D.D. soon encounters two agents of Black Spectre who are quickly defeated. When Daredevil removes their masks it is revealed that the agents are female with markings on their face resembling a primate.
The incarcerated agents blow themselves up in police custody soon after Shanna the She-devil and Commisioner O'Hara arrive.
When Daredevil returns to his apartment he finds the leader of Black Spectre waiting. He reveals himself as Mandrill and explains his connection to Nekra and their origin in an attempt to have Daredevil join his cause. He also reveals that he is aware of his secret identity as Matt Murdock, information willingly passed on by Black Widow, who is under his control. When Daredevil refuses to assist in Mandrill's conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government Mandrill decides he must kill Daredevil. When their fighting reaches the outdoor city streets, Mandrill makes a hasty escape in an attempt to protect his secret identity.