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Silk #1

Writer: Maurene Goo Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 26
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player in New York's underworld, where did she come from, and what is she doing with that strange cat demon? It will take all of Cindy's prowess as reporter and hero to find the answers...and stay alive! Written by Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love) and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa (RUNAWAYS, GHOST more

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 31, 2021

    Moon was wearing a COVID-appropriate face mask long before it was cool to do so. The fact that just about every woman her age seen out and about is wearing a similar mask amps up the character's relatability in her new series. The expressiveness of the eyes and Moon's sharp sense of humor carry one of the funnier excursions into the Marvel Universe so far this year. With so many web-slingers swinging around Marvel Manhattan, it's nice to know that there's still life in a wall-crawling superhero sub-sub-genre that's been around for nearly 60 years now.   Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 29, 2021

    Silk #1 is a great start that firmly establishes the character for new readers while also carrying forward the character for longtime fans. This issue is incredibly economical with its scenes and once you put it down it'll feel like you got extra story. The beauty of this story is how Cindy is actually good at most of what she does, but it's the people and circumstances in her life that add the conflict. For that, Silk is an inspiring hero for readers of all ages and this is a great start to her latest series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 31, 2021

    Silk stops a robbery and is rewarded for her efforts by a grateful store owner. Later, Cindy Moon heads to her first day of work as a reporter. After Derick invites her to join him on an investigation, she is able to publish her first story. Elsewhere, J. Jonah Jameson has a confrontation with an enemy and Silk intervenes. Finally, someone interesting visits Saya Ishii. And their conversation unlocks a mystery.The Story: The first issue of the Silk series is engaging and fun. Maurene Goo has created a nice set up issue that is very promising. I like seeing Cindy in her day-to-day life. I am also interested in how her character will progress in the future. Ian Herring uses cool tones to highlight the detailed artwork of Takeshi Miayzawa. I really like the use of blue color palettes to accompany the action sequences. It gives the scenes an extra layer of intensity. This issue is well done and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Mar 29, 2021

    This was a fun read. It reminded me of sunny Saturdays in 2006 (the before time right) when the main thing I had to worry about was a 6th grade English essay. This comic felt familiar and safe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Mar 31, 2021

    Silk comes swinging back to protagonist duty in this talented, carefully-crafted debut. Her status quo is efficiently established and a promising mystery is teed up for immediate exploration. Most importantly of all, the great skill lavished on portraying the protagonist succeeds at making her instantly endearing -- and thereby building interest in how she tackles that mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Mar 31, 2021

    A book with a lot of potential, and beautiful art, and I love all of the Asian representation here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 31, 2021

    I was excited about this book because I think Silk represents the Asian-American heroes well. As a Chinese-American, some of the heroes I have seen fall into a lot of negative tropes. This character feels like a person rather than a trope and I appreciate that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Mar 31, 2021

    So if you are in the market for a smart bout of action, this new series looks promising indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Apr 2, 2021

    Final Verdict: 7.7 The action is swift and smooth and the characters are great to look at, but "Silk" #1 sometimes reads like a sit com script. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - James Ferguson Apr 5, 2021

    Cindy Moon is back with a new job and a new enemy to deal with. Her unique background and abilities allow for a refreshing new take on great power and great responsibility. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Mar 29, 2021

    Writer Maurene Goo, artist Takeshi Miyazawa, color artist Ian Herring and letter Ariana Maher compliment each other beautifully with their presentation of Cindy Moon as a courageous hero who makes a difference both in and out of her costume. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 29, 2021

    For a first issue that looks to bring Silk back into the fold, Goo and Miyazawa do extremely well, so well in fact, that I was a tad disappointed to find out this is in fact a mini series, at least for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 3, 2021

    Silk #1 does everything a first issue of a new series should do to invite both new and long-time fans in. Maurene Goo balances things out well to establish Cindy Moon's personal and superhero life to get you invested on both sides of the character. Takeshi Miyazawa fits in well to the tone that Goo establishes for the world around Silk. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 31, 2021

    Silk #1 is an excellent start and setup for a relatable character. Despite voice problems for J. Jonah and substandard art, there's enough here to want to know more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 31, 2021

    Im not as familiar with Goos work as they're more known for their prose, but I can definitely speak to the art team of Takeshi Miyazawa and Ian Herring. They previously worked together on Ms. Marvel and provided some of my favorite visuals in a Marvel comic quite possibly ever. Their sensibility and synergy work tremendously well for Silk. Miyazawas mangaesque art reflects the graceful zippiness of Cindys skill set, while Herringone of my favorite working color artistslends a softly colorful vibe that makes her adventures feel distinct from those of her Spider-Contemporaries like Peter and Miles. (Herring also colored the entire Robbie Thompson run, so it's a nice aspect of visual continuity from Miyazawa's predecessors Stacey Lee, Veronica Fish, and Tana Ford.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Apr 11, 2021

    In conclusion, Marvel's Silk #1 (2021) delivers a lot of detail and character in short succession and sticks the landing flawlessly in its immersive story. As mentioned before, this is a worthy entry to the Spider-Verse with a refreshing spin on the world of webslinging. I'm excited to see where this weaved web of Silk leads Cindy in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Toonstrack Mar 31, 2021

    This was a nearly perfect debut issue. I liked almost everything about this. I havent followed Silk TOO closely over the years since her debut but I'm well aware if her abilities and role in the grander Spider-Verse. Here she has a very clear and most importantly likeable voice and personality. The opening fight had dialogue that caused me to audibly laugh(something that doesnt happen often at all) and the subsequent events are expository without being boring or too cliche.

    Shes got a new job and is living with her younger brother, life is good. But when her job leads her to a mysterious case it affects both her civilian and superhero life as Silk. The ending sets her up with a new role in costume that is sure to cause her more

  • 9.0
    Afre Apr 4, 2021

    It is very good. Nothing was done poorly in the first issue and it got me interested.

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 4, 2021

    Cindy Moon is back in action. Her first news scoop tangles her in a gang slaying with supervillain overtones and subjects Jonah Jameson to criminal attention that will need Silk help. It's a nice, smooth-rolling story and it looks gorgeous. It's slightly over-written, but Cindy's narrative voice is charming enough to excuse a little excess verbiage.

  • 8.5
    F.T. Wolf Apr 6, 2021

    Cindy Moon once again swings around NYC in her own solo-title and it's off to a strong start. This issue serves as a good (re-)introduction to Silk. You get a good if not brief look at her character, her backstory and her interaction with the supportings cast with J.Jonah Jameson the most well known character.
    It's a very enjoyable book that gets the core of Cindy across with fun & cool moments throughout.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2021

    Great start of this book. Been a while since the last Silk's book, and it's just so fun to read this one. Very strong writing and a fitting artwork, really excited to see where this goes to.

  • 8.0
    JHugh Apr 7, 2021

    The storyline drew me in. The humor wasn't too forced and the flow of the story is good. Not hard to follow at all.
    I thought the art on some of the pages was a little weak, my only complaint really.

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 5, 2021

    I wasn't expecting this to be as fun as it was.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Apr 11, 2021

    " You weren't supposed to be a disappointment to your parents, Karen."
    - SILK

  • 7.5
    Boudi Apr 1, 2021

    Maurene Goo shows competence crafting characters, all of them seem real. The character dynamic is great and I am going to love reading about Silk saving Jonah's ass. Right now, I am not a great fan of the artwork, but I can see it evolving.

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 15, 2021

    Pretty good opener tbh.

  • 6.0

    Volume: 3, Issue: 1

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Maurene Goo @maurenegoo
    Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa @takmiyazawa
    Colors: Ian Herring
    Letters: Ariana Maher
    Cover: Jeehyung Lee @jeehyunglee

    Cindy Moon’s first day as a reporter for Threats & Menaces sure turned out to be a productive one. Investigating a gang style murder, Cindy curiously notes the presence of strange hairs and claw marks all over the victims. Her accidental publishing of her article to the Threats & Menaces website puts a bullseye on J. Jonah Jameson’s back as he’s confronted by attackers in the subway. As Silk, Cindy fights off the attackers and somehow finds herself hired as Jonah’s personal bodyguard. Onc more

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