At the C2E2 convention in Chicago today, Marvel announced that novelist Maurene Goo will team with artist Takeshi Miyazawa for a new series starring Silk.
“The opportunity to write a Korean American Super Hero—a woman, no less—is one that I never thought would come my way,” Goo told Marvel.com. “I’m so excited to flex this writing muscle and to explore new stories for Silk—a character I love. Her fierceness and loyalty are qualities I understand and relate to, and I hope readers feel the same as she fights new foes and protects old friends.”
Goo is an accomplished author of young adult fiction; her novels include Somewhere Only We Know and I Believe in a Thing Called Love. Miyazawa, meanwhile, is the co-creator of the wonderful Mech Cadet Yu.
Silk debuted in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man back in 2014, and has since gone on to team with other Asian and Asian-American characters in the pages of Agents of Atlas. She was bit by the same spider that bit Peter Parker. This will be her third solo series. In the new series, she’ll be working for Spidey’s rival-turned-ally, J. Jonah Jameson, and fighting a cat demon named Kasha.
The first issue comes out in July.
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