Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Silk #10

Silk #10
Written by Robbie Thompson
Drawn by Tana Ford
Colored by Ian Herring

Man, kind of weird seeing a Marvel comic reach double digits, but here we are. This is the culmination of everything that's been going on in this book since the Marvel Now relaunch. Silk has supposedly gone bad and joined up with Black Cat. But as we learned, it was just her going deep undercover for Mockingbird and SHIELD to get close to Black Cat and bring her to justice.

The kicker is that Black Cat and Silk broke into Parker Industries last issue to steal this new device.  Now, Black Cat never tells Silk just what it is, but at the end of last issue we found out it was a new Spider-Tracer and Black Cat uses it to follow Silk to her meeting with Mockingbird and learns of her betrayal. Kind of like a crazy 1990's soap opera.

Here Silk gets a message from Black Cat to meet with her so they can break into Stark Industries in Brooklyn. But "It's a Trap!" As soon as Cat and Silk get inside, Cat steals a prototype teleport belt. Black Cat uses the belt to teleport them to the Bar With No Name, it's where all of Spider-Man's villains tend to kick it and cool off with a beer, to do battle in front of all of Black Cat's goons.

Black Cat reveals Silks double cross and you better believe they have it out and fight! Silk, during the fight, tries to convince Black Cat that she's not really bad but a victim of circumstances. Black Cat ain't trying to hear all that and continues to whoop ass on Silk. But the tables turn as while Silk distracts Black Cat away from her penthouse, SHIELD moves in and arrests her goons, seizing her money and weapons.

Black Cat takes the gloves off and throws Silk off the side of a building into a dumpster. Man, those things are just all over the place in New York. A good thing for Silk, too. I know for a fact concrete hurts when you fall on it. But before a giant rock falling from the building above falls down to crush Silk, she gets saved by a mysterious stranger who's been following her around for a few issues.

But wait, there's more. The stranger, who has the power of teleporting might I add, is really Silks old boyfriend, Hector. Talk about a plot twist. I mean, I didn't see that coming at all. Almost as if it was written that way, ahem. Good issue and I liked how we finally got an end to the "Evil" Silk story. I would really like to see Black Cat get a measure of revenge, but I won't see it. I'm now paying $3.99 for this. Good while it lasted but now it's time to move on.

-Tash Moore

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