Silk #3 (Marvel Comics)
Cindy Moon’s solo series has been a pretty fun and light title since it’s debut. Robbie Thompson and Stacy Lee’s series involving the Spider-Man spin off character has been able to delve into the character’s back story way more than Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man can, and I’ve been very surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed Cindy Moon as a character.
While the cover might hype up a fight between Silk and Black Cat, their fisticuffs don’t really amount to very much, as much of the issue has Silk taking on one of Black Cat’s costumed thugs. You can’t really blame the creative team about the cover misleading you, and we do get to see Silk and Black Cat have it out, if only for Felicia Hardy to see how Silk fights so she can properly plan her next attack.
Robbie Thompson’s script features plenty of entertaining moments with Silk, and his banter for her is actually pretty funny at times. However, it’s starting to feel like Silk is already stuck in a narrative rut. While we’re only on the third issue, it doesn’t feel like much progress has been made in the story department. However, the art by Stacy Lee continues to be the book’s real draw, as her pencils detail Silk’s fight with Black Cat and her goon at the beginning of the issue beautifully. Lee’s pencils are extremely fluid, and her depiction of Silk’s speed and grace are spot on.
I still really enjoy Silk and Cindy Moon as a character, but this book needs to get moving in the plot department. So far it’s been three issues that are largely covering the same thing each issue: Silk’s getting over living in a bunker for 10 years, she’s not sure if she’s a good superhero, and she keeps screwing up while trying to help people. I get that this is a major aspect of the character, but Thompson needs to introduce some new dynamics here if Silk is ever going to move past where it is currently.