Written by: Emily Kim
Art by: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colors by: Ian Herring
Letters by: VC’s Ariana Maher
Cover art by: InHyuk Lee
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 30, 2022
Silk #3 puts Cindy Moon aka Silk against a 400-year-old witch who drains the life force from young people, turning them into elderly people. How and why is now finally revealed.
Was It Good?
Silk (2022) #3 is the big “A-HA” issue in the arc with a reveal that’s remarkable in that the surprise is completely unsurprising because it was telegraphed from a mile away in the previous issues. Oh, well. They all can’t be winners.
We begin with Cindy Moon aka Silk returning from the witch’s attack on the Luna Snow concert (side note: this is the second Marvel comic out this week featuring Asian characters where Luna Snow is referenced. Looks like Marvel is trying to make Luna Snow a thing.). Cindy is forced to deal with the aftermath of the botched concert by expressing to her brother and friends that she’s not sure she’s found her place in the world and is forced to deal with JJJ’s outburst over not getting any footage. The entire opening feels very much like a Peter Parker-like scenario.
After talking with her friends, Cindy’s proverbial light bulb goes off and she figures out why the witch is attacking her targets. Surprising absolutely nobody who’s been reading the series, the witch attacks influencers because she draws on the collective fan energy of worship.
When a popular streamer goes live, Silk races off to save the day.
The art is good to great, so there’s no problem with the visuals. It’s the telegraphed reveal and the complete lack of surprise that makes this issue a letdown. If Kim had integrated a swerve or made the witch out to be a red herring for something worse, maybe this could have been worth your time. As it stands, it’s a mediocre reveal for a mediocre story.
Silk #3 hits readers with a big reveal about the nature of the witch and her powers. Unfortunately, the witch’s methods were easily guessed two issues back and what should be a shocking moment falls flat. Regardless, the art is very good and the pacing is consistent. This issue looks and reads well, even if the story is somewhat forgettable.