Silk #1 (2015) Review

Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Stacey Lee
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 25, 2015

Silk gets another #1 issue and she is still trying to find out what happened to her parents, but it’s even more personal now. Her brother Albert, after falling in with the Goblin Gang and getting messed up on drugs (Say No, kids) can’t remember anything. This leads Cindy to do some things that she normally wouldn’t, but it’s all a twist in a twist by the end.

The issue is told with a lot of narration, which does do a good job of allowing readers to get the “feel” of Silk, but it also plays against the twists in the book. When we get the second swerve I felt like Cindy was messing with me! I understand it was all for the story, but I don’t like getting messed with! Unfortunatley, it happens way too often.

Robbie Thompson has fun with the character, but some of the “out-of-time” jokes don’t land well. However, having Black Cat, Mockingbird, and J Jonah Jamison (yelling “Analog” a couple of times) is a good way to get new readers involved. A Silk book is always the place to go to see a nicer Jonah since he really does like Cindy, but I also got a big smile on my face seeing him defend Silk as well, even if that goes against Cindy’s overall plans.

Stacey Lee’s art looks good, though I thought Ian Herring’s colors were a bit muted in this first issue. I usually don’t like action scenes without many backgrounds, but I think it lets Lee show the acrobatics of Silk a bit better. Overall, I do love the anime/cartoony style throughout!

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this was a good (re)start for Silk and was a lot more fun than I expected it to be.


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