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Silk, Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy MoonSilk, Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon by Robbie Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This tells the story of Cindy Moon's life as Silke in between the big Comic Event of Spiderverse and the big Comic event of Secret Wars as she tries to start a superhero career. Overall, she's a very fun and relatable character with a compelling story in search for her family. She has a special relationship with J Jonah Jameson as the softer side of the crusty newspaper editor is on display.

I do think it's kind of unfortunate that her book was launched only a few months before the literal end of the Marvel universe but even that is played to great advantage as she races to find one member of her family before the end. It's a very emotional and well-written finale even if it was forced by editorial mandate.



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Published on April 25, 2016 18:41 • 86 views • Tags: silk
Spider-Women (Spider-Woman)Spider-Women by Robbie Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Spider-women is a crossover between Spider-woman, Silk, and Spider-Gwen. It begins with Jessica Drew (aka Spider-woman) travelling with Cindy Moon (Silk) to Spider-Gwen's Earth 65 for brunch when there's a monster attack which serves as a distraction for stealing Gwen's Inter dimensional travel watch, thus stranding Cindy and Jessica on Earth 65, this particularly hard on Jessica as it puts her a universe away from her baby.

What follows is a story filled with action, evil other dimensional dopplegangers, not so evil dimensional dopplegangers, powers lost, and all sorts of amazing revelations. Mostly though, it's a marketing attempt to get readers of one Spider book interested in all the other ones.

Overall, it's fun. The book showcases each character's strengths. The book collects two issues of each character's book and also Spider-women Alpha and Omega as the beginning and end of the series. There are one or two weaker issues. The first Spider-Gwen issue was the one that stands out to me. It's not a classic, but it's for what it is.



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Published on June 07, 2017 04:44 • 109 views • Tags: silk, spider-gwen, spider-woman
Silk, Vol. 2: The NegativeSilk, Vol. 2: The Negative by Robbie Thompson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


The Negative struggles a lot as Silk doesn't come across as particularly likable. There's a fine line between a hard luck hero/heroine and one that's whiny and navel gazing. Unfortunatley, Silk falls into that patterns. While she understandably and realistically has issues after what's happened to her, Thompson doesn't do a good job helping us to see as strong or admire her. See Sam Humphries characterization of Jessica Cruz in Green Lanterns to see how this is done right.

In addition, there are some plot twists that are weird and out of nowhere for the type of book this has been. Overall, can't say I'd recommend this one.



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Published on August 22, 2018 22:27 • 43 views • Tags: marvel, negative, silk

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