It’s the last issue of the series? Good lord. First Spider-Woman, now this. How many good Spider-Family titles are going to get canceled this year? ☹
Ah well. On with the review…
Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Tana Ford
Publisher: Marvel Comics
- Did Cindy’s dad get Botox?
- Holy crap! Those ninja mechs came out of nowhere!
- In fight exposition. Gotta love it.
- You know what you also gotta love? Having a (sort of) significant other with ghost powers.
- When in doubt, head butt your opponent.
- Wow, Mr. Moon. Not sure how you didn’t see any of this coming from a few thousand miles away.
- Nice of these guys to finally show up…
Despite some fantastic artwork from Tana Ford, the wonderfully choreographed fight sequences are bogged down by A LOT of in fight exposition and monologuing. The script has an almost a pre-Incredibles lack of self-awareness.
That being said, writer Robbie Thompson manages to salvage things with a conclusion that is genuinely sweet an inspiring. Not only do we see Cindy Moon face down her self-doubt in a personified form, but we also get a great set of markers for how far she’s grown since emerging from that bunker after all those years.
Add in a great bit of dialogue between her and Spider-Man, and you’ve got a highly flawed yet satisfying series finale.
I resisted reading Cindy ‘s ongoing title at first, thinking she was more of a gimmick than an actual character. Now I realize that I’m really going to miss reading her monthly exploits. Let’s hope Marvel keeps her well represented in the other Spider titles (until the inevitable Silk relaunch that should hit within the next few years).