May 18, 2021
Written by Karla Pacheco
Drawn by Pere Perez
Colours by Frank D’Armata
Letters by VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover: Junggeon Yoon,
Production Designer: Anthony Gambino
Editors: Lindsay Cohick, Nick Lowe
As Jess gets a call that Luis wants to talk to her from his holding cell, Roger asked to accompany her but was refused as there was no time. At Metro Correctional, Luis explains that the twin swords he and Ray use were forged by brothers in Spain centuries ago, brought to the Americas with Conquistadors, and used to take land from Native Mesoamericans. When those brothers were killed, the blades were kept in their family's possession under guard until "worthy" hands could wield them again. As Spider-Woman acknowledges their motivation, she soon realizes she was called into a trap as Ray breaks into the jail, killing guards to free his brother. As they fight, Ray cuts the bars of numerous jail cells to free prisoners that attack Jess while he frees Luis. However, Ray ignores his brother's request for his sword, as both blades are making him feel like he can defeat Spider-Woman. Disarming him, Jess can sense the mystical bloodlust in the swords and buries it into the wall before suppressing the rest of the riot.
Luis, seeing his brother lost to the madness from the swords, fights and severs his brother's hand to stop him. Battered from stopping the riot, Spider-Woman uses her detachable wings as war fans to fight Luis, who blames her for Ray's madness and aimed to kill her. She parries and stops him, leaving the brothers to stay and be incarcerated for their crimes as she heads home to recover.
At home, Roger talks with Jess, feeling disrespected and unneeded, with her unable to refute him. While saying he'll be available to babysit Gerry if she needed him to do so, Roger takes his bag and leaves, with Jess tearfully only able to say she's sorry as he walks out.