Silk Swings Back to the Pages of Marvel Comics in 2021
Cindy Moon is swinging back into her Silk costume next spring. The beloved Korean-American superhero is returning to comic shops in a new solo series by Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Somewhere Only We Know) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Mech Cadet Yu, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Runaways).
Marvel Comics first announced the comic book series during the Marvel Artist Extravaganza at C2E2 2020. Initially, the new series was slated to hit local comic book shops’ shelves in July 2020. However, according to the comic industry trade, Comics Beat, the series was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Luckily (for all the web-heads out there), Marvel Comics recently announced that Silk’s solo series finally has a release date – March 2021.
Meet Cindy Moon (Again)
Silk first appeared in a brief cameo in a two-page story included in Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014) by Dan Slott (writer), Humberto Ramos (artist), Victor Olazaba, and Edgar Delgado. In this issue, the reader is transported back to that fateful moment when a radioactive spider bit Peter Parker. And we learn that the irradiated arachnid also bit another individual, Cindy Moon!
However, it isn’t until several issues of Amazing Spider-Man later that the reader – and Peter Parker – get to know more about Cindy Moon.
Although readers first meet Silk confined to a windowless room, Parker doesn’t meet the character until after she escapes captivity in Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2014). Unfortunately for Earth-616, the Spider Heroes meeting sets off a chain reaction that causes the Spider-Verse event.
Silk, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Feline Demon Kasha
Spider-Man fans should expect to see other familiar characters in the upcoming ongoing series, Silk, for the Spider-Man spin-off character, Cindy Moon. Already, the series promises the return of several villains from Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery, as well as some new foes.
For one thing, by day, Cindy Moon will be working a new job at a media upstart, Threats & Menaces. At the start-up media conglomerate, she will even answer to the inter-dimensionally infamous J. Jonah Jameson of the Daily Bugle. I’m curious: could this comic book pairing also mean there is a future for the live-action Silk movie?
On the other side of the (same) coin, Moon carries on the tradition of the web-slinging vigilante, Silk, by night. And ailurophiles better watch out, as Silk will be taking on the corpse-eating Kasha the Cat Demon in the next chapter of the vigilante’s solo series.
This cat loving media writer is personally very excited to welcome a new animal-themed villain to the Spider-Verse. MEOW!
Read the Marvel Comics official press release for the new volume of Silk‘s solo series below, and swing by the comments section to let MarvelBlog know if you are excited for the return of Cindy Moon in March 2021!
SILK MAKES HER GRAND RETURN THIS MARCH!
Demons and deadly conspiracies await Silk in new series by writer Maurene Goo and artist Takeshi Miyazawa.
New York, NY— December 16, 2020 — Silk’s newest solo series, written by acclaimed novelist Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Somewhere Only We Know) and drawn by superstar artist Takeshi Miyazawa, will make its long-awaited debut this March! In 2014, Silk took the comic book world by storm when readers learned that Peter Parker wasn’t the only one who was bitten by the radioactive spider in Amazing Fantasy #15. Equipped with unique spider-powers of her own, Silk quickly proved to be one of Marvel’s most fascinating new heroes and will now embark on thrilling new adventures packed with action, drama, and surprising new threats.
By day, Cindy Moon works as an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire, Threats & Menaces, under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she’s Silk, crime-fighting superhero! But those worlds are about to collide as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger. Who is this powerful new player in New York’s underworld, where did she come from, and what is she doing with that strange cat demon? It will take all of Cindy’s prowess as reporter and hero to find the answers…and stay alive!
“The opportunity to write a Korean-American superhero—a woman, no less—is one that I never thought would come my way,” Goo said when the book was announced earlier this year. “I’m so excited to flex this writing muscle and to explore new stories for Silk—a character I love. Her fierceness and loyalty are qualities I understand and relate to, and I hope readers feel the same as she fights new foes and protects old friends.”
Don’t miss a beat of the latest saga of Cindy Moon when SILK #1 swings into comic shops in March! For more information and a look at some amazing variant covers, head over to Marvel.com.