Cindy Moon is getting another day in the sun. Marvel has announced a new ongoing series for Spider-Man spin-off character Silk. The series will be written by novelist and first-time comics writer Maurene Goo, and illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa (Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane), with the first issue of the series sporting a cover by Stonehouse. The announcement was made during this morning’s Marvel Artist Extravaganza panel, the publisher’s first of C2E2 2020.
The series promises new information about and new villains for the character, who made her first full appearance in 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man #4, during the Original Sins storyline. Among the first new foes Silk will face is “the cat demon Kasha,” so it’s good to see Silk is continuing the animal-themed villains trend that Spider-Man has been following for decades. Silk’s alter ego, Cindy Moon, will also have a new job in the series, as an investigative reporter working for J. Jonah Jameson.
In a statement, Goo, who, like Cindy Moon, is Korean American, described what she loves about working on Silk:
“The opportunity to write a Korean American super hero—a woman, no less—is one that I never thought would come my way,” Goo said. “I’m so excited to flex this writing muscle and to explore new stories for Silk—a character I love. Her fierceness and loyalty are qualities I understand and relate to, and I hope readers feel the same as she fights new foes and protects old friends.”
Check out Stonehouse’s cover to the first issue below. Silk #1 is scheduled to debut in comic shops in July.