Someone’s playing mind games with Spider-Woman, and her hallucinations are nothing short of terrifying! Will Jessica escape the deranged clutches of Hangman? Will Magnus reveal his true nature? Plus, Agent Jerry Hunt is back! But is he too just an illusion?
Spider-Woman regains consciousness, bound to a chair, in an old, abandoned house. Spider-Woman recalls the events leading to her captivity, by the Hangman. Spider-Woman easily breaks her bonds. Spider-Woman sees a reflection of herself, in the ceiling mirror. The reflection is of an aged Spider-Woman. The mirror shatters, but the shards of glass pass harmlessly through Spider-Woman. Suddenly, the furniture in the room begins careening towards Spider-Woman. Struck hard by a hassock, Spider-Woman is hurled into the wall, which she passes through, as if it were not there. Spider-Woman falls, seemingly forever, until she stops upon an enormous web.
The spectral image of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Jerry Hunt, appears, and stabs her with a phantom blade. Unharmed by the blade, Spider-Woman becomes aware of the giant spider, slowly skittering down the web towards her. Charles Magnus has breakfast with his landlady, Priscilla Dolly. Spider-Woman's venom blast dispatches the spider. The spectral image of Jonathan Drew, Spider-Woman's father, appears. It strikes her and chases her into another room. A horrifically distorted version of Magnus appears, to assail Spider-Woman. "Magnus" pins Spider-Woman to the floor, then everything fades to black. A single lit torch leads Spider-Woman to a lower level of the house.
Spider-Woman walks between rows of open, upright coffins. In one of the coffins is a skeleton, wearing her costume. Suddenly, Spider-Woman is attacked by several empty suits of armor. As Spider-Woman defends herself against the armored suits, the room begins to fill with water. Spider-Woman uses one of the armored suits' swords to try to pry a stone from the wall, to escape. The tableau vanishes, and Spider-Woman, again, finds herself in a upper room of the Hangman's mansion. Spider-Woman finds Magnus bound to a chair. Morgan Le Fay reveals herself, ordering her guards, the Doomslayers, to execute Spider-Woman.