Welcome to a Comics THORsday! Today we’re reading Silk, the life and times of Cindy Moon. Silk was bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker when she was a teen. It gave her powers similar to those of the Amazing Spider-Man. However, afraid that she could harm her family, and that spider-hunters and murderers called the Inheritors could murder them, she locked herself in a bunker for ten years. Whose idea was it? Ezekiel Sims, a super rich man who, theoretically, wanted to help her. He died, and Spider-Man found her. But when she goes out of the bunker, she is unable to find her family. Where are they?
Like Parker, she is quite funny. In fact, one of the sparks of the comic is her humor. She calls villains Pokémons or makes references to the Hobbit. Cindy is an Asian-American who had a normal life. However, there’s a little cliché with her family: her Mother wants her to succeed and excel in her studies. Remember those very tough Asian mothers that make their children study to exhaustion? Well, here we have the cliché.
Despite that, Cindy had a pretty good relationship with her family. Being a teen isn’t easy, but having superpowers and being a teen is even worse. When things got bad, the family decided to do their best to “cure” Cindy with the help of Ezekiel Sims. However, they have disappeared and Cindy now is trying to locate them. She works for Mr. Jameson in the newspaper selling stories about Silk (similar to Peter Parker). Jameson calls her Analog because she doesn’t know Twitter!
While she uses the resources of the newspaper, she battles crime. Black Cat and Hydra are behind her. Black Cat wants Silk to work for her, and Hydra wants to experiment with her. Whatever the case, the future doesn’t look so great. In fact, the future is fading and time is evaporating since the end of days is coming. The question is: will she be able to locate her family before the world ends?
With all these events going around her, it’s obvious that she develops anxiety. In fact, her description of feelings when she’s surrounded by people does sound like real anxiety. Parker makes the Fantastic Four pay her a visit to see what’s wrong with her, just to find out that she’s plagued by tons of anxiety. (Which I find pretty normal due to the circumstances.)
In the hopes of relaxing, she decides to accept going on a date with Johnny. They try a romantic dinner, but it doesn’t work. Then they decide to suit up. It seems that Cindy doesn’t feel okay when she is around people being just Cindy. She wants to punch things and people. (It does sound like me when my anxiety is on the roof!)
This is a highly emotional trade and a jewel to have in your connection. And if you know how painful anxiety can be, you’ll relate to Silk pretty quickly. It’s hard to be a teen, but it’s even harder to be around people who will not understand your circumstances when you’re different. Don’t miss Silk, the life and times of Cindy Moon! Follow Silk’s adventures and tell me what you think about this awesome troubled Superhero!
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