- Written by: Emily Kim
- Art by: Ig Guara
- Colors by: Ian Herring
- Letters by: VC’s Ariana Maher
- Cover art by: Dave Johnson
- Cover price: $3.99
- Release date: May 10, 2023
Silk #1 (2023) finds Cindy Moon acting as a private detective in 1940s Los Angeles to rescue kidnapped children who fell victim to a mob-run trafficking ring.
Is It Good?
Before we get started, I recognize this is at least the fourth #1 for Silk in the last couple of years. I don’t know why Marvel doesn’t just commit to an ongoing rather that restarting the title over and over every six months. To avoid confusion, you’d think Marvel would at least give each arc a unique subtitle, but maybe that’s an argument for another day.
Silk #1 (2023) picks up where the last arc left off, with Saya and her brother Max up to no good. This time, however, we start with Cindy Moon in WWII-era Los Angeles as she tracks down a child trafficking ring. When Cindy locates where the children are held, she encounters a demon who can warp reality. Except… SURPRISE! It’s all a dream conjured by Saya to keep Cindy in a coma.
Where’s the story going? Who knows. Are a series of dream sequences with Silk playing the hero at different points in history and different genres a strong enough pull for a story arc? Nope. It’s a cute novelty, but this first issue doesn’t do much to grab your attention.
Does that mean this comic is terrible? No, it’s not terrible, but Silk #1 (2023) is low-stakes, low-tension, and completely forgettable.
How’s the art? It’s fine. You get the treat of seeing Silk in alternate costumes as a shortcut to the Spider-Verse without actually leveraging the Spider-verse. Ig Guara has a good eye for action, and the demon design looks great, so the art is pleasant enough.
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Bits and Pieces
Silk #1 continues from the previous arc with Cindy Moon trapped in a neverending dream. The concept is novel, albeit unoriginal, and the art is strong, but there’s nothing in this issue that grabs your attention.