Silk #1

Writer: Emily Kim Artist: Ig Guara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Cindy Moon returns as the web-spinning Spider-Hero SILK in an all-new, all-star series! As Silk gains popularity in the public eye, Cindy is questioning her place in the world. But existentialism will have to wait when a powerful new villain is turned loose! In a race against the clock, Silk discovers the dangers of ancient Korean magic - and social media. Don't miss the comics debut of stunning storyteller EMILY KIM and the return of legendary comic artist TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Rated T

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 11, 2023

    The success of a mini-series like this is going to rely on the creative teams ability to shift from one mood and genre to another in a way that embraces the strange contrast between settings while also maintaining a solid through-line of drama and intrigue that never loses sight of Cindy as the central character. Its kind of a lot to ask for. Kim did such a good job with the last series. Its nice to see her going for something a bit more challenging with her second Silk series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 10, 2023

    Silk #1 is an excellent example of outside-the-box storytelling paired with superhero antics working very well. Pick this up for the big mystery, but stay for the compelling setup as Silk travels across iconic eras in American history. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini May 10, 2023

    Silk #1 sets up a new predicament for the character, serving as a Love Everlasting meets Total Recall kind of story. The art team does a great job in portraying the different settings while the cover art seems like it came completely out of left field. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 10, 2023

    Silk #1 delivers an intriguing opening chapter filled with style and personality. If you are a fan of seeing characters put into alternate settings, this book feels like it will deliver plenty to love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 12, 2023

    Silk #1 introduces a new plotline unfamiliar to the character but told with great skill and much love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry May 10, 2023

    Writer Emily Kim has a fun premise for this new Silk series, doing a multiverse-style narrative with a twist that hinges on a lack of realism. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin May 15, 2023

    An absolute blast that doesn't quite stick the landing Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 10, 2023

    I will say that Silk #1 isnt totally new reader friendly, as it does drop you in the middle of the action without explanation, nor does it explain its overt connection to a prior Silk run that would go over your head if you havent already read that one. But if youre a fan of the Spider-Fam looking to jump into something new, then Silk #1 isnt the worst place to start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 23, 2023

    While I enjoyed the noir touches, with a random bit of monster fighting thrown in, the twist didn't do all that much for me as I was expected some kind of multiverse angle to explain a different version of Cindy Moon (and one I'd spend more time with). I'm not sure there's enough here to bring me back every month, especially realizing they'll likely just relaunch the comic in another year or so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 14, 2023

    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. Read Full Review

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