We pick up another new character this week as we read “Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon” by Robbie Thompson. This Spider-verse event follow-up goes in-depth on Cindy Moon’s life after being rescued from her underground bunker. The premise is very cape-comics, but the result is a solid comic. We talk about the marriage of art and narration, the likability of Cindy Moon as a character, and why this doesn’t feel like a hard place to get into a new character, even with the convoluted origin. Plus, Andy shops for dollhouse furniture and David doesn’t want to hear your TLJ opinion.
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Next time: “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” by Emil Ferris
We end our Brian Michael Bendis arc with “Daredevil: Wake Up.” A writer for the Daily Bugle goes off-assignment and investigates the story of one boy and his encounter with Daredevil. We talk about the buildup and release of the boy’s trauma, the amazingly pretty art, and what it means to Bendis a story. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
This week we go over one of the true classics of the comic book genre: “The Death of Gwen Stacy.” Written by Gerry Conway and drawn by Gil Kane, this comic contains a fair handful of the most memorable, heart-rending moments in the history of Spiderman, or any character for that matter. We mull over the book’s confrontations with drugs and race as well as Spiderman’s quick descension into blind rage and emptiness. For more information on past or upcoming episodes, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!