Silk #2 Review: Hail the Tentacle Monster!


In the second issue of Silk we continue to learn more about Cindy Moon’s past. When she’s not busy defending the city, she is trying to find out anything and everything she possibly can about her missing family. Oh and of course, there’s a huge Hydra “Tentacle-Monster-Robot-Thingy” trying to kill her!

We are given a little bit more of Cindy’s backstory with her ex-boyfriend Hector. We are shown memories of how she had to leave him, using college and both of their futures as the excuse. She runs into him again at the end of the issue in a more bitter-sweet way. Other than her brief accidental reunion with Hector, she’s only hit dead ends in locating her family. Anyone who actually remembers them just mentions them paying for things in cash, but not having heard from them in quite some time.

There is less exposition in this issue and more action and Cindy doesn’t tell us as much about herself as she did in the previous issue. However, she is a little busy fighting an enemy robot and a flying creature. The fight with the Hydra Tentacle Monster Robot was quite impressive and Cindy doesn’t fail to shoot a few verbal quips at it. “Always wanted to punch a robot!” and “Hail this!” to its repeated “Hail Hydra!” message.

What I love about Robbie Thompson’s writing, both when it comes to the TV show Supernatural and his writing for Silk, is that he always makes it fun, not matter what happens. It’s a style that I certainly enjoy. It’s interesting, funny, and at times quite self-aware. There’s little references here and there, put in his writing to make the geeks of the world smile. This line said by Cindy is so very Robbie Thompson and I love it, “Crazy stuff happens, I punch it. Good times.” I can’t wait to see what adventures Cindy Moon goes on next!

Author: Jessica Rae

Jessica has a BA in music with an emphasis in voice and spends her day typesetting, editing, writing, and moderating webinars. Jessica primarily reviews anime and comic book series. She also offers insights on various movies, books, games, and other geeky topics.

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