Monday, 20 June 2016

Silk Vol 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson

Silk Vol 1: Sinister written by Robbie Thompson and illustrated by Stacey Lee, Tana Ford and Veronica Fish is the first collected volume of Silk comics after Secret Wars. It also follows on directly from the pre-Secret Wars Vol 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon.

Silk is back and badder than ever! Cindy Moon -- the other victim of the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker -- has been working to find the missing members of her family since she escaped the bunker that was her home for so many years. But Silk's quest has taken her down a darker path than expected, and now she's in cahoots with the most ferocious feline in the Marvel Universe: the Black Cat! But not everyone in the Cat's criminal crew is happy about the arrangement. Nor is a certain friendly neighborhood CEO of Parker Industries, and that will bring Cindy into conflict with Spider-Man and the Goblin King! What could have led her to this? Who is Espectro? And will Cindy go so far there's no redeeming the Sinister Silk? 

Silk Vol 0 was one of my favourite Marvel trades. I didn't enjoy this second volume quite as much... But that just means it wasn't my absolute favourite, most exciting new trade of the year. It had a lot to live up to. And quite frankly, Sinister was more than just more of the same. Having already established Silk as a character with a purpose (finding out what happened to her family), this volume has Silk fighting bad guys, in a fairly standard superhero way, and being a double agent, which is less standard. Along the way, Silk encounters and fights a large number of green goblin minions, works for a bad guy and has a few run-ins with Mockingbird and SHIELD.

I am continuing to really enjoy Silk and I will definitely be picking up the next volume. I highly recommend Silk to basically everyone, but I recommend starting with Volume 0 rather than this one. It's not that this is a bad place to start, just that you get even more awesomeness if you start earlier.

4.5 / 5 stars

First published: June 2016, Marvel
Series: Silk ongoing series, collecting issues #1–6 from the second 2015 run (2015b), following on from Silk Vol 0
Format read: Trade paperback
Source: Purchased from All Star Comics in Melbourne

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