Silk #5

Silk #5

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Stacey Lee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Silk and Spider-Man, together in one book (no, not together. Calm down.)
Rated T

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 11, 2015

    Once again Silk proves to be the best of the new wave of Spider-Women (though Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen are not really lacking). She combines a youthful charm into the same superheroics that is common throughout the remainder of the Marvel Universe. So many years ago, Spider-Man re-established the comic book universe by being a wise cracking young superhero, and now Silk is doing the same thing, only with a female voice. Perhaps no other series better captures this new wave of young female superheroes than does this series, even if it is among the less popular of these series. This issue captured what is special about this character both in terms of plot and in terms of characterization, and proves that Cindy should be here to stay. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jun 12, 2015

    Silkhas it all: deep character development, beautifully detailed art, and a hero we want to see win. Cindy is an especially earnest character. She's not experienced at being a superhero like Jessica Drew, or a natural go-getter like Kate Bishop. Robbie Thompson uses this issue to show Cindy's sympathy for those who've been traumatized like she was. If you're looking for a story that is as thoughtful as it is entertaining, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Jun 11, 2015

    Silk #5 isn't groundbreaking, revolutionary, or a masterpiece, but it is what superhero comic book storytelling can do the best... tell a fun story through snappy dialogue and smart visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 12, 2015

    This book has insane character development, in scenarios that some of us know all too well. Cindy isn’t a seasoned superhero or veteran crime fighter, either. She’s just a girl who got bitten by a spider, and now she’s making the most of it. She also has a special place in her heart for kids who have been in the same situation as her growing up. Overall, this issue is one that is very character-driven, and shows a lot of who Silk really is. This is definitely one to keep your eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Brian Benjamin Jun 13, 2015

    Overall, Silk continues to be a solid series so far. While a bit slow in this issue, my hopes for this series is still at an all-time high. Here's hoping this next issue knocks it out of the ballpark. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 13, 2015

    Couple all of that with some rushed art, and this issue is just a tad bit underwhelming. There is so much character and history to explore with Silk, but Thompson doesn't seem to want to do any of it.He's far more interested in this flimsy face-off between Silk and Black Cat, and that's one of the least interesting parts of the Silk comic. Read Full Review

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