Comics Review: Silk #2 A New Spider for a New Age?

Silk #2

 

Silk (real name Cindy Moon) finds herself the latest addition to the ‘threats and menace’ journalist team. Despite trying to separate her heroic life and personal life the two clash head-on. When a gang turns up dead for a story she finds herself trying to solve the problem as silk and as a journalist. Can she balance the two though in Silk #2?

 

My Overall Impression

Silk #2 reads very smoothly. Maurene Goo is a writer with experience in the Young adult genre so that makes a lot of sense. She manages to capture the feeling of the young adult without very cringe dialogue. Cindy does indeed feel like a young millennial in the thick of New York. of course, this means you get the tropes. High profile job, nice apartment in New York, and a therapist to boot. Goo writes it in such a way though that despite the tropes you can forgive it. This is because she delves more into the civilian side of Cindy.

As hard as it is to believe, the moments when Cindy Moon is out of costume and being a journalist is far more interesting than when she is in costume. In the superhero genre, this is a near feat, to say the least. One of the most interesting things is that Silk reads like classic Spider-Man. There is humor, danger, and death on every page and the balancing act is great. You never get more of one than the other. Goo’s attention to detail on the aspects of the character outside of the character is strong. In fact, I get the feeling that if this was just a story about a journalist investigating gang killings it would be even better than it is now.

 

Final Verdict

Considering that Goo is new to the superhero genre her first venture is very good. I can recommend this strongly for anyone missing classic Spidey. The recent Spider-Man stories lack in what makes this so good. I realize this is strange to say for such an off-shoot character, but in just two issues, Goo has started a great story. Can she keep it up though? Only time will tell.

 

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Micha Sivad

Micha Sivad is a self-proclaimed DC fanboy and geek, but with a soft spot for the whole of comics. He grew up on the east coast in D.C. and has been visiting the same LCS since getting into the medium at the age of 14. When not hatching his own fan theories on the Venture Bros and reading the latest releases, he's writing new joke material as a stand-up comic. Follow him on Twitter @michasivad.

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