Silk #2 Review
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About Silk #2
Silk #2 is the second issue of the Silk Mini Series, officially dubbed Volume 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon. It is written by Robbie Thompson, pencilled by Stacey Lee, colouring by Ian Herring and lettering by VC’s Travis Lanham. It stars Cindy Moon as Silk (from the Spider-Verse event). It is published by Marvel Comics.
Silk is back and badder than ever! Cindy Moon has been working to find her family ever since she escaped the bunker that was her home prior to the events of Spider-Verse. However, her quest has taken her down a darker path than she expected. She’s now working with Felicia Hardy aka the most ferocious feline in the Marvel Universe – Black Cat! Is there any hope for redemption for Sinister Silk?
For those unfamiliar with Silk, I’d recommend starting with our Review of Issue 1.
Silk #2 Review
Issue 2 starts Cindy on her adventure in search of her long lost family. Well, lost to her anyway. It appears that being stuck in a bunker for several years can be a detriment to staying in touch with your family. Especially, if the man charged with look after you had long since passed away.
Though you’d expect this comic book to be a harmless one woman ‘cop procedural,’ the story starts us off with Silk being attacked in such a way that borrow from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In the sewer no less, a tentacle coils and wraps itself around her feet before revealing itself as the Poor Man’s answer to DC Big Bad Brainiac.
What follows in this issue is Silk’s almost futile attempt to balance working as a Media Intern, living in a Bunker, searching for her Family and being a Superheroine. This leads to her old family home and interviewing old family friends with no success.
Before being charged at by a multi-tentacled, robotic Skull for a head, yammering “Hail Hydra” as it heads right for her. An epic fight between Silk and this Robot goes down in the sewer with Cindy winning. Returning to the surface covered in sewage covering her costume she runs into her high school boyfriend.
Writer Robbie Thompson does well at conveying the humour in Cindy’s awkwardness which reaches new heights when the new girlfriend turns up to say hi. So awkward that I’m so glad to no longer be a teenager.
The issue closes out with off-panel characters commenting on how they should’ve given the Tentacled Robot an upgrade before facing Silk. Stringing us along as the conspiracy starts to unfold.
Stacey Lee doubles down on the quirkiness in the artistry of Cindy Moon’s facial and body mannerisms. While the Skull robot is cool to watch going up in flames at the hands of Cindy it’s even more satisfying to see her awkward social cues get more panel time. I’m eager to see what Lee and Thompson have in store for us in Issue 3.
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Silk #1 Review
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