As announced earlier today at Marvel’s “Spider-Verse” panel at this year’s New York Comic Con, Spider-Gwen isn’t the only new comic that will come out of “Spider-Verse.” Cindy Moon (who was bitten by the same radioactive spider which gave Peter Parker his powers) will also be getting her own ongoing series come February, 2015, to be written by Robbie Thompson, and illustrated by Stacey Lee. As reported by the New York Daily News:
There have been Spider-Girls and Spider-Women throughout Marvel history, but the Asian American Queens resident has been sparking conversations since her introduction earlier this year – part of the publisher’s ongoing effort to match the diversity of its readership…
…”Cindy has been situated in such a unique way-she’s tied to so much, and yet is completely free to find her own place in this amazing universe,” writer Robbie Thompson told the News via email…
…”For new readers, there’s the fun of watching a brand new character interact with an established, incredible universe,” teases Thompson, who writes for CW’s “Supernatural.” “You’re meeting these characters at the same time as Cindy is and getting to know them through her point of view.
“For established readers, you get to see a new hero with direct ties to an enormous event in Marvel’s History come up against icons and villains that fans know and love, and see her unique point of view on that universe.”
“So, there’s something for everyone here, I hope.”
The Daily News, in the same piece, also talked with Spider-Man associate editor, Ellie Pyle, about the prospects of an ongoing Silk series:
“It’s not intimidating, it’s exciting to find that audience and find who the story will be reaching,” says editor Ellie Pyle. “It’s just a matter of finding things to get people to get the eyes on Silk on the first place, once they do they’ll fall in love with her.”
Pyle is particularly excited about the “woman out of time” conceit that worked out so well narratively for Stan Lee and Jack Kirby when they thawed out Captain America in 1964.
Moon’s struggles to adjust to life in 2014 after ten years out in a bunker will be a major part of the direction of the book.
“The world has changed so much, from the practical, to the personal to the super-heroic. Twitter, binge-watching TV shows, the various cataclysmic Marvel Events that have gone down over the years-it’s all new to Cindy,” says Thompson.
“And while she’s desperate to catch up, she’s also surprised and at times bewildered by how much has changed.”
So with Dennis Hopeless and Greg Land’s Spider-Woman, Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez Spider-Gwen, and now Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee’s Silk, is there a viable market for three different Spider-Man satellite titles each featuring a different Spider-Woman? Marvel sure seems to think so.
Source: New York Daily News