REVIEW: Gotta Go & Get So Complicated in SILK #2
Welcome back, Marvel Blog True Believers! It seems like just last month that we were chatting about Silk #1… and now Silk #2 by Maurene Goo, Takeshi Miyazawa, Ian Herring, Ariana Maher, and Inhyuk Lee has swung into comic shops! Did you get a chance to thwip up the first and second issues of this exciting new run about Cindy Moon? We sure did, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the sophomore issue of the series!
First and foremost, I have to shout out that the recap page for this series is so well designed!
It looks just like a page from the TNM blog – that’s Threats & Menances, the new news source run by none other than J. Jonah Jameson himself, which is where Cindy works as a reporter (shout out to all my fellow journalist heroes)!
The proper beginning of the second issue of Silk starts right where the last one ended: with New York City being invaded by a giant cat demon!
As observed by the comic, this creature is straight out of Japanese folklore, so what are they doing visiting the Big Apple? Perhaps even cat demons need a vacation now and again!
Spider-Person vs. Cat-Person!!
What makes Silk #2 so successful is that it isn’t satisfied with simply hurling a cat demon at Cindy: she also has mounting pressure from her family (including her parents, who feel guilty that they spent much of her childhood in another dimension), and her brother (who is also her roommate – see, it’s complicated!).
And on top of all that, she also has professional pressure, thanks to her boss, the always-tense Jameson… and when she gets injured during a battle, do you think that makes any of these responsibilities any more manageable? Nope!
Frankly, this is exactly what we want out of a Spider-Person comic!
In my review of Silk #1, I observed that it captured many of the key ingredients for a book about Peter Parker, and that continues with Silk #2. Just like Peter, Cindy is a character who we really want to succeed, so throwing a whole pile of challenges in her way gives us a bunch of opportunities to root for this relatable, overwhelmed, and capable hero.
Like Cindy joked in the first issue: superheroes… they’re just like us!
Swing to the Shop!
Did you get a chance to swing by your local comic shop and pick up a copy of Silk #1 and Silk #2? Did you manage to grab the variant of Silk #2 by Rose Besch? This variant may be tricky to locate, so if (like Jameson) you want to get pictures of Spider-Folks, get yourself to your local comic shop!
my piece for SILK #2, out april 28th 🧋 pic.twitter.com/VO3W7SwHAF
— rose besch (@barachan) February 5, 2021
We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know what you think in the comment section.
Featured Image: Rose Besch Cover Art for Silk #2