Silk Volume 2: The Negative Zone

Review:

Silk Vol. 2: The Negative (Silk (2015-)) by [Thompson, Robbie]This volume is kind of a coming home for Silk. I don’t want to give anything away, but I feel like the issues cover a lot of ground in a really short period. They really expand her world.

Collects Silk (2015B) #9-13.

After the events of SPIDER-WOMEN, Silk’s ever-turbulent life has been turned upside down yet again! What’s a young super hero to do? Probably not run more robberies with the Black Cat! Because when Silk’s luck runs out and Felicia learns the truth about her seeming ally, it’ll end in tears! And if Cindy escapes in one piece, she’ll be haunted by Spectro! Who is this spooky figure, and will he be a friendly ghost? Then, Silk’s search for her parents has, so far, been decidedly short on positives. Maybe she’ll have more luck accentuating the negative — the Negative Zone, that is! What the heck could Cindy’s folks have been up to in there? Even if Cindy and pals can get in to find them, the N-Zone is one place that’s hard to leave!

I love Silk but she was totally eclipsed for part of this volume by the amazing cast of people that surround her. For this issue, I don’t consider this a bad thing. In the last volume, we were mostly caught up with Silk and the Black Cat and being undercover for SHIELD but this time Silk’s world is opening up a little. We already know her two friends from work, who I just adore, but a few more characters are introduced that I hope are here to stay.

The volume answers a lot of questions, but then poses new questions as well, as any good continuation should. I hope to see her really get on her own two feet in the future.

Some fun little things that I loved:

  • the friends totally geeking out when they had stumbled upon the opportunity
  • the introduction of Spectro
  • the whole Negative Zone everything
  • SHIELD holding up it’s end of a bargain
  • JJJ. I know, he’s such a jerk to Peter and Spider-Man but he adores Silk and Cindy Moon.
  • JJJ’s nickname for her.

It’s definitely a volume that has some crucial information for anyone keeping up with her storyline, not filler at all. I look forward to continuing the series! Click here for places to purchase compiled by BookLikes.

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