Review – Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

Posted May 26, 2016 by Nicky in Reviews / 4 Comments

Cover of Silk by Robbie Thompson and Stacey LeeSilk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon, Robbie Thompson, Stacey Lee

The main complaint I’ve heard about this (and Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman) is basically “oh noez, they’ve got WOMEN all up in my comics!” To which I say: “heck yeah, about time.” Silk’s first solo volume is reasonable, though the themes are familiar — Jessica Drew had some of the same adjustment problems from her spidery-past, Cindy has to learn to do the whole great-power-and-responsibility thing, coping with a normal life, and so on.

It’s fun enough, though not outstanding, and somewhat hobbled by the fact that it almost immediately gets swallowed up by Secret Wars at the end of the volume. That certainly didn’t have any kind of positive effect on solo storylines (not that I’ve seen anyone being fond of it elsewhere, either). Almost universally it just suddenly happens and derails all vestiges of solo plot.

Stacey Lee’s art is great, though — fluid lines, good expressions; it works for me very well, and I hope she illustrates future issues.

Rating: 3/5

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4 responses to “Review – Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

  1. Secret Wars was the actual worst and most pointless thing ever, haha. I love Silk so much. I read the single issues and I definitely feel like the series gets better as it continues. I love all the Spider-Woman so much. I really wish they’d give us a Spider-Woman movie instead of the same old Spider-Man every time, haha.
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    • Some version of Spider-woman or Spider-girl (I love Anya!) would be awesome… and at least it’d mix up the origin story!

  2. majoline

    Secret Wars cut off what was a really good and interesting plot line for her, and I’m not really interested in the new post-Secret Wars one that picked up, which is too bad.

    • Yeah, I’ve been having a rant about that in my review of the second volume of Spider-woman (which isn’t due to post for… uh, a couple of weeks). These events just seem to be becoming too routine, and they don’t do anything good for the solo lines.

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