- Written by: Emily Kim
- Art by: Tikeshi Miyazawa
- Colors by: Ian Herring
- Letters by: VC’s Ariana Maher
- Cover art by: InHyuk Lee
- Cover price: $3.99
- Release date: April 27, 2022
Silk #4 follows Cindy Moon as she tries to adapt to life as a very senior citizen after getting whammied by an ancient witch. Now, Cindy seeks help from an unlikely source to stop the witch and possibly reverse the spell.
Was It Good?
Silk #4 is okay. this issue, much like the rest of the arc, is fluffy, popcorn entertainment. The key to enjoying this series is to go in expecting to get the Marvel equivalent of a slightly more mature version of a Scooby-Doo adventure starring a Spider-Man derivative.
Kim crafts a story that only rises to the level of “okay” because not a lot happens in this issue. It’s not quite as bad as calling it a filler issue but it gets close. After the whammy Cindy gets in issue #3, she’s struggling to find refuge or help from her friends and family when she looks like a costumed escapee from a nursing home. She chooses not to trust her brother with her predicament, fearing it may upset him too much. She does trust her friends to give her clothes and a brief rest. And, she does trust J Jonah Jameson for a ride when she gets a call that the witch has returned to the museum.
When you combine the individual scenes together, the vast majority of this issue is focused on Cindy talking with friends and family. It’s only when the witch appears at the museum in the last few pages that the plot gets moving. An issue that spends a majority of the time having the main character visit friends and family is generally used as a character-building issue, but Cindy’s character doesn’t grow or evolve in any noticeable way, so you could make the case for wasted space. However, the interactions are mildly amusing, slice-of-life fluff, so it works as long as you (again) set your expectations.
The art is good to great. Miyazawa, herring, and Maher do a fine job of depicting Cindy (still in Silk costume) as a feeble old woman struggling to make it up a flight of stairs, much less swing on webs through the city.
Bits and Pieces
Silk #4 is a middling issue with amusing character interactions between Cindy and her friends and a little bit of action toward the end. If you’re into fluffy, slice-of-life storytelling with a superhero twist and all the dramatic punch of a Scooby-Doo adventure, you’ll enjoy this issue a lot.