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Silk gets a new ongoing! Who is giving it a try?
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Maurene Goo is a novelist who has never done comics before (although the villain choice here might make you think she is a PAD X-Factor fan!) but she has experienced artist Miyazawa with her and I would say is off to a decent start. I am glad Silk has returned to a job in the news because it gives you a classic Spidey nostalgia reminiscent of Parker working under JJJ, except this is better because she does investigative journalism while he was more often just taking pictures (of himself!). However I felt they could have actually leaned into this aspect of it more. I was pretty drawn into the mystery, with Cindy slowly gathering clues, but then the final page just kind of lays most of the cards on the table. We don't know the motive of the villains of course but I felt their very identity could have been left unknown while we discovered it alongside Cindy through investigation. I guess Goo wanted the protagonist, supporting cast, and antagonist all on the page in issue 1. Regardless this first issue did its job of leaving me wanting to see what comes next for Silk.
Best Comics of Week 29
X-titles: X-Men Legends #5 by Peter David (1) and Todd Nauck (1)
Non-X titles: Extreme Carnage--Phage by Steve Orlando (2) and Gerardo Sandoval (1)
In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year