It’s been an embarrassment of riches for Spider-Man fans this past year. Not only do we have Peter Parker back in the driver’s seat of his own body, but we just finished the fantastic Spider-Verse event, and we have new books spinning (no pun intended) out of it.
Enter Silk, the new series featuring Cindy Moon, a young woman who was bit by the same spider that gave Peter Parker his powers. After being locked away in a bunker for years, Cindy resurfaced in time to play a big role in Spider-Verse, and now she’s finding her place in the world she’s been away from for so long.
I’m glad Cindy’s getting her own series, because it gives us time to focus on her. As opposed to being one part of Spidey’s overall universe as she has been, this series flips that dynamic around. We see Spider-Man in this issue, but it’s from Cindy’s perspective--he’s a supporting character in her book.
And I think that’s what I like about Silk #1 the most--it feels like a book that stands on its own. The push-pull of Cindy trying to adjust to a crowded world when she’s so used to being alone is really presented well by writer Robbie Thompson. And as far as the look of the book--I am in love with Stacey Lee’s style already. Big and expressive, Lee handles both the action and the character moments superbly. Ian Herring’s colors are great, especially with flashback sequences.
Overall, Silk #1 pretty much gave me everything i could hope for out of a debut issue. This one’s getting added to the pull list.