Silk #2 Comic Book Review

Silk #2 CoverSilk #2 Cover

Silk #2 Comic Book Review

  The second issue of Silk, who, as you may already know, is the second recipient of the famous radioactive spider-bite that turned Peter Parker into your Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler, is a continuation of the last issue, as we learn more about the spider-powered Cindy Moon, AKA Silk. Oh, and she also beats up on a "Hydra tentacle-monster-robot-thingie," as she puts it.
Silk #2 Credits Page

Silk #2 Credits Page

In the first Silk comic book, we get the requisite background/intro to this fairly new character, and that process continues in this issue.  We see Cindy Moon trying to track down her long-lost parents and little brother, only to find clues that their mysterious and quiet disappearance ten years earlier must be tied to some sort of conspiracy. By total coincidence, as Cindy longingly looks at an abandoned storefront that used to house her favorite pizza parlor, along comes the aforementioned Hydra tentacle-monster-robot-thingie and Cindy spins into her Silk costume to do battle with the rampaging robot thingie.  Taking the fight to the sewers, Silk manages to destroy the metallic critter, and escapes back to street-level, where, (again, through a total coincidence), she runs into her old boyfriend and a little emotional surprise that he introduces her to.
Silk #2 Cover

Silk #2 Cover

Retreating home, she cleans up and finds that the authorities decided that the Hydra gadget was a leftover from an old Hydra operation.  As she sits on her bed, we see that she is being surreptitiously watched by the unseen agents who sicced the old Hydra weapon on her and then we hear them discuss part of their evil, nefarious plan that involves her and explains why they attacked Silk.
Silk #2-In the Clutches of the Hydra tentacle-monster-robot-thingie

Silk #2-In the Clutches of the Hydra tentacle-monster-robot-thingi

And that, of course, sets up the mystery and the coming conflict in the next issue and beyond.  Marvel has created a very interesting character in Silk, and her backstory has enough mystery in it to keep readers engaged and guessing.  Silk writer Robbie Thompson is crafting a character (originally created by Dan Slott) with an engaging personality and a charming way of looking at her world.  The art by Stacey Lee is also very good.  Her imagery of the Silk costume is unique and functional (nice to see with a female comic book character), while her non-costumed pages and panels capture her unique look and make her world and her character seem quite real (in a cute sort of way).  This creative team of Thompson and Lee hopefully will enjoy a long run on this title. Pick up this comic.  It is worth the read!  

About the Author

Roger Lee

Roger Lee is a life-long comic book and sci-fi aficionado. As such, he fell into the habit of writing about the superheroes and sci-fi scenarios that he reads in the comics and books and sees on screen. Since writings on superheroes need to be shared, he has written for web audiences for years. His writings have appeared on www.comicshistoryguy.com, www.comicbookmovie.com, www.bamsmackpow.com, and now in superheroreviews.com.

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