Silk Comics Reading Guide

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Silk comics reading guide!

Like Ironheart last week, Cindy Moon is a brand new character to comics. While she’s already appeared in live-action twice (played by Tiffany Espensen in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War), the MCU Cindy has yet to suit up. But thankfully, Sony announced a few Silk projects around the time of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and recently began development on Silk: Spider Society. Before Silk makes her grand debut, here are the Silk comics you need to get started!

Quick start:

  • Silk (2015) #1-7
  • Silk (2016) #1-19
  • The Spider(fly) Effect (2016)
  • Spider-Women (2016)
  • Totally Awesome Hulk (2016) #15-18
  • War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas (2019) #1-4
  • Agents of Atlas (2019) #1-5
  • Atlantis Attacks (2020) #1-5
  • Silk (2021) #1-5
  • Silk (2022) #1-5

Silk’s first appearances mainly associated her with the Spider-family, especially Jessica Drew and Gwen Stacy. But as her character evolved over time, writer Greg Pak embraced Cindy’s Korean-American roots and aligned her with his Asian-American revamp of the Agents of Atlas as well.

Thanks to a great line of comic creatives, especially Robbie Thompson, Cindy has become a beloved character unlike anyone else, and I can’t wait to see more of her adventures in the future!

Enjoy reading!

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Silk and the Spider-Women of the Spider-Verse (2010s)

Spinning out of Amazing Spider-Man, Silk quickly earned her own solo series alongside a slew of guest appearances. She’s found herself in the middle of clone conspiracies, multiversal mayhem, and even a short arc with Deadpool!

Although she was created by Dan Slott, his early ideas of Cindy missed the mark on her character. As a result, her early appearances in Amazing Spider-Man (2014), Spider-Woman (2015), and Spider-Verse (2015) are very different from the current Silk we know and love.

Robbie Thompson revamped Cindy in Silk (2015) #1, creating the definitive interpretation of the character.

  • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #4-6
    • Cindy’s original characterization
    • Important for history, but Silk is out of character
  • Silk (2015) #1-7
    • #1 introduced the modern version of Cindy!
    • #7 leads into Secret Wars (2015)
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1 [C Story]
    • Leads into Silk (2016) #1
  • Silk (2016) #1-19
    • #3 ties into The Spider(fly) Effect (2016)
    • #7-8 tie into the Spider-Women (2016) event
    • #14-17 tie into the Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy (2016) event
  • Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(fly) Effect (2016) #1-4
    • Published digitally as “Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(fly) Effect Infinite Comic #1-8”
    • Ties into Silk (2016) #3
  • Spider-Women (2016)
    • Spider-Women (2016) Alpha #1
    • Spider-Gwen (2015) #7-8 
    • Silk (2016) #7-8 
    • Spider-Woman (2016) #6 
    • Spider-Women (2016) Omega #1

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  • Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #30-40, 50
    • Silk starts out well before becoming a background character
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #44-57
    • #48 ties into Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn (2020) #1
    • #50.LR-54.LR are optional “Last Remains” tie-in issues
    • Silk forms the Order of the Web! Featuring Julia CarpenterMiles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and Jessica Drew.

 

Extra reading:

  • Spiderverse (2015) (not recommended)
    • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #7-15 (not recommended)
    • Spider-Woman (2014) #1-6 (not recommended)
  • Howard the Duck (2015) #5
  • Spider-Gwen Annual (2016) #1 [E Story]
  • Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016) #3 [B Story]
  • Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy (2016)
  • Spider-Geddon (2018) #1-5
  • Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018) #4
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #799-800
  • Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn (2020) #1
  • Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing (2021) #1

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Silk and the Agents of Atlas (2020s)

During War of the Realms, superstar writer Greg Pak revamped Jimmy Woo’s Agents of Atlas team into a thrilling Asian-American hero showcase. Silk immediately became an essential part of the roster, and it’s defined her modern comics just as much as her Spidey affiliation.

With Jimmy Woo’s popularity from Ant-Man and the Wasp and WandaVision, could the Agents of Atlas be on the horizon for the MCU?

  • Totally Awesome Hulk (2016) #15-18, 23
  • Incredible Hulk (2017) #716-717
    • Features Silk, Ms. Marvel, Shang-Chi, Jimmy Woo, and Amadeus Cho as The Protectors!
    • Sets up the New Agents of Atlas
  • War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas (2019) #1-4

    • War of the Realms (2019) #4
  • Agents of Atlas (2019) #1-5
    • Future Fight Firsts: Crescent and Io (2019) #1
  • Atlantis Attacks (2020) #1-5
    • Features the Agents of Atlas!

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  • Marvel’s Voices (2020) #1 [F Story]
  • Marvel’s Voices: Identity (2021) #1 [H Story]
  • Silk (2021) #1-5
  • Silk (2022) #1-5

 

Extra reading:

  • Ghost Rider (2016) #3-5
  • Incoming (2019) #1
  • The Marvels (2021) #5

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And that’s the saga of Silk so far! Are you more excited for her Atlas adventures or her Spidey team-ups? Are you excited for the potential of Cindy in future Spider-Verse projects? Let me know on Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site @MyCosmicCircus!

If you’re interested in a complete Agents of Atlas guide in the future, let us know!

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Continue reading with our other reading guides here, and check out Alex’s speculation on characters that could appear in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse next summer!

10+ Characters We Can Expect for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Across the Spider-Verse characters

All images courtesy of Marvel Comics.

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