The New Spider-Woman, Silk, To Get Her Own Marvel Comic Book?


Marvel Comics have applied to register a trademark for the word "Silk" for "Comic books; printed periodicals in the field of comic book stories and artwork; printed visuals in the nature of comic book stories and artwork; posters"

Basically, if they apply for a trademark, it's a case of use it or lose it. Which means they are planning to publish a comic book called "Silk".

Silk is the superheroic identity of Cindy Moon, a character recently introduced in Amazing Spider-Man ahead of the Spider-Verse event. A kind of reserve-Spider-Man, she was created when the spider that bit Peter Parker was still a bit peckish (before itself being eaten by Carl King, The Thousand) but then put on hold.

Now, as part of Spider-Verse, she's out and about. And this trademark registration means that it is likely that she will be getting her own title at the other end of Spider-Verse. Which means alongside Spider-Woman.

It wasn't that long ago that Marvel had cancelled almost all of their titles with female leads. As of December, there are ten. Looks like they may be getting another very soon…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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