After the addition of a heretofore-unknown sister character to the Spider-Man universe in Cindy “Silk” Moon, the House of Ideas has taken the next step in debuting a standalone title for the character.
Writer Robbie Thompson, who has written for TV’s Supernatural, made his comic writing debut in “Spider-Verse #1”. This title is his first full-length foray into helming a sequential graphic work.
Whether Silk demonstrates staying power outside of Spider-Verse remains to be seen, but the debut is a continuation of Marvel’s trend towards increased gender diversity in its monthly offerings.
Marvel has released a preview of the first issue, which can be found below. “Silk #1” hits shelves in February.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Cindy Moon Swings Solo in Your First Look at SILK #1!
This February, straight from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Verse comes a brand new ongoing series starring the newest heroine of the Marvel Universe. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at SILK #1, the new series writer Robbie Thompson (writer for TV’s Supernatural) and rising star artist Stacey Lee!
Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe in the pages of Amazing Spideer-Man and she never looked back. Bit by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers on that fateful day, she’s spent her years locked away in a bunker, safe from the threat of Morlun and the Inheritors. Since then, she’s saved Peter Parker’s life (more than once), fought alongside Spider-Woman, braved the Spider-Verse and more!
“Cindy fascinates me,” says series writer Robbie Thompson, in an interview with Marvel.com. “She gave up 10 years of her life and the world moved on without her. What does that do to a person?”
Now, Cindy is back in New York City, patrolling it’s rooftops as SILK! And she’s going to make up for lost time. Searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing wrong-doers along the way. Now is your chance to hop on board one of the slickest new launches of 2015 as SILK #1 swings in to comic shops this February!
SILK #1 (DEC140837)
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by STACEY LEE
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Covers by STACEY LEE (DEC140838)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC140839)
FOC – 1/26/15, On Sale – 02/18/15