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 do a Young Avengers double-take by reading the first five issues of the 2012 run by Keiron Gillen and Jamie McKelvy. In this comic, a hodge-podge group of heroes bands together to fend off an attack from an interdimensional monster. That one of them summoned. Because of melodrama. Even so, some of these characters are great and the amazing artwork by McKelvie makes this title a joy to read. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!
Our Marvel Young’uns series starts off with “Young Avengers: Sidekicks” by Allan Heinberg. In the wake of the disbanding of the Avengers, a group of young kids comes together to try and fill there shoes. Only problem: one of them is actually a mortal enemy of the Avengers. We talk about the writer’s cojones, the emergence of Kate Bishop, and why Marvel doesn’t have sidekicks. For more information on past or future shows, visit www.AtomicPoweredSuperCast.com!