The Marvel spider-hero Silk is back in new 2022 series

Silk #1 primary cover
Silk #1 primary cover (Image credit: InHyuk Lee (Marvel Comics))

The Spider-hero Silk will return in 2022 with a new comic book series with a returning artist. After drawing the recently concluded Silk limited series subtitled 'Threats and Menaces,' artist Takeshi Miyazawa is returning for the new series - this time partnering with writer Emily Kim, as first reported by SheKnows.

"Now that she's truly gotten over her past, [Silk] realizes she hasn't spent any time considering her future, which is leaving her a bit lost," Kim tells SheKnows. "If anything, Cindy is in the same existential crisis that many women experience in their lifetime; asking questions like ‘Am I doing enough? Am I doing what I'm supposed to be doing? What am I supposed to be doing?'"

Silk #1 primary cover (Image credit: InHyuk Lee (Marvel Comics))

Marvel hasn't specified the length of Kim and Miyazawa's new Silk series, but it will delve more into her Korean-American identity and heritage - and specifically what Marvel calls "ancient Korean magic" - along with a new wave of social media popularity for the character.

"Social media popularity will come to affect Silk, which is ironic because she's someone who knows very little about social media," says Kim. "She doesn't get any of it, which highlights how she's out of touch with her own generation. It will become essential for Cindy to learn how social media stars operate in order to crack the mystery of the series."

Inhyuk Lee has drawn the primary cover to Silk #1, with variant covers planned by Audrey Mok, Davi Go, and R1c0.

Silk #1 goes on sale this January 2022. Look for more from Marvel's January 2022 schedule later this week on Newsarama.

Silk will be available this January in comic stores worldwide, so here's our guide to finding and appreciating your local comic shop. 

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)