Sunday, January 15, 2017

Silk #16 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Monday

Bring Me Back To Life

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Irene Strychalski, Ian Herring, Irma Kniivila
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Publisher: Marvel

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Silk is slipping for me. I’ve said it before that this book shines when it is not a part of a crossover. Unfortunately we are in the middle of a crossover and a boring one at that. Don’t get me wrong, I like The Clone Conspiracy so far but the tie-ins from Silk and Prowler have been incredibly disappointing for me. The problem is that these comics aren’t even that bad but rather they are just okay. Nothing of note is happening and I’m frustrated by it because I think Silk had one of the best opening story arcs at Marvel during All-New, All-Different Marvel. That said, I still have hope in this comic and I hope this issue will prove me wrong. Let’s hope right into it and just find out.

We pick up where we left off in the previous issue with Cindy visiting New U with Jonah Jameson. Cindy is dealing with some issues as she has finally gotten her family back but she’s avoiding them by working, even going across the country to do so. Cindy voices her concerns to Jameson but Jonah is so overwhelmed with happiness from having his family back that he simply sings the praises of the company. He asks Mattie to continue showing Cindy around and he leaves. This is when Mattie reveals that she knows that Cindy is the superhero that fought her on the roof the last night. The two talk and Mattie reveals that she is having some issues with the company as well and decides to trust Cindy.

Mattie reveals that some of the clones have been getting sick and disappearing. The official story is that these clones have been released into the public but Mattie isn’t buying it. She believes that there’s always a catch. Mattie leads Cindy to an underground city where the clones are currently living and Mattie tells Cindy that she believes that she found her friend that broke in with her. She leads Cindy to a restaurant and Hector is sitting at the counter, completely alive. Cindy freaks out at first but immediately embraces him and Mattie decides to give the two some time together. The two grab some food at talk about what Hector remembers but he doesn’t even remember being attacked by Doctor Octopus. Meanwhile Jameson and Mattie meet up and despite the fact that Mattie voices her concerns, Jameson still seems blinded by happiness.

Back in New York, we see Cindy’s family moving their stuff in and there is talk about a package that came for Cindy. We see the package but it isn’t at their home, it is with Cindy’s father who claims that Cindy allowed him to open the package. We see that the figure we know that Cindy’s father is working for telling him what to say exactly to Cindy’s friends. He tells them that somebody is already investigating what they are and that it is too dangerous for them to get involved so he asks them to leave it alone and they agree. We cut back to Cindy and Hector who share a kiss. Suddenly we see one clone begin to freak out and the doctors quickly rush to him and take him away from everyone else. Suddenly a loud sound rings out and all the clones begin to freak out. Hector suddenly loses it and his powers seem to manifest once again and he attacks Cindy. This is where the issue leaves us.

This comic once again does very little in an entire issue. As a fan of this comic, I’m beginning to get frustrated. Surely the end of this comic is being affect from the events of the main storyline and we will find out what happens later but not a lot happens in this issue until then. We had already known that Hector was going to be brought back to life so that wasn’t a big surprise and the rest of the issue seems to be people bringing up concerns around the clones while other tell them that everything is fine when it seems very clear that something is amiss. The art in this book is good but frankly, I’m really missing Tana Ford at this point. I feel sorry for the people who wanted to read the crossover issues and will have a negative view of this book because of it. This book is usually amazing but frankly, I can’t recommend anyone read this crossover. Skip to issue 18 please.

Bits and Pieces

This comic is boring and until the end we don’t get a whole lot. We have character that we are familiar with exchange dialogue that seems to be repeating itself over and over again. I love this comic but this issue is not very good. At least the art is good but I’ve grown tired of it. I’m very frustrated and I want everyone to know that this book is usually not like this.


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