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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…

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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