It is rare when a relatively new superhero “shoots the moon.” But such is the case with Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk. Created by Dan Slott, this Korean-American superhero is birthed in the Amazing Spider-Man #4 “Original Sin” storyline with art by Humberto Ramos. This eventually led to an ongoing feature by one of the writers from Supernatural, a very popular TV series. His name is Robbie Thompson. Obviously, this guy (Robie) could appeal to a wider range of Millenials making and expanding Silk’s storyline. After all, he was part of a hit TV series for that same demographic group. Should investors “shoot the moon” with Silk? What return trends and demographic nuance can we sift with this fun super-heroine
Amazing Spider-Man #4
This book is the first full appearance of Silk (Cindy Moon). The team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos created an interesting twist to the Peter Parker Spider-Man origin. This is fitting, because who doesn’t love Spidey? This homage to the original Spider-Man has the same spider that bit him bitting another person, a young female student named Cindy Moon. This has a lot of Spidey’s powers of superhuman strength, agility, and stamina. Also long-range precognitive sense, and the ability to spin organic webbing from her fingers.
Obviously, Silk is powerful much like Spider-Man. But can her webbing be strong enough to match his investment-grade comic books? This is her first full appearance and it has seen a significant rise in value. This is probably mostly due to heavy speculation. But guess what? The speculators were right. She will be appearing in the MCU at some point. This is a powerful reason to own this book. Now we have robot spiders, cartoon spiders, alternate Universe spiders, and a ton of different background spider-women. Let’s not forget Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman. Don’t count her out quite yet.
Bottom line, these addendums to the Spider-Man story, well, some will crash and some will burn, but there will be a few standing popular versions at the end. My bet is on three ladies: Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman, and Silk. What kind of trend returns can we expect from Silk?
|Title||Grade||Last Sale||Total Sales||CGC Census||Return|
|Amazing Spider-Man #4||9.8||$276||1248||4020||+116%|
These numbers in the 9.8 grade are scary, and I don’t have investment-grade arachnophobia. But imagine a relatively Modern Age comic that has 1248 confirmed 9.8’s! That is not the end of the bad news for this book. Like many recent books, there are 9 sales in grade 9.9! But wait, there is more… Yep, one sale in 10.0 grade. I am very concerned that these high grades exist and supplant the normal range of grades and the preeminence typically of grade 9.8 near mint-mint. This is one of those books, Amazing Spider-Man #4 that could collapse under the weight of its own print run.
With that warning, I think this is the perfect book to bet on for a Modern Age. The character is cool as all get-out and demographically covers a wider range than most. Cindy Moon is an interesting character and a solid bet on the future of the MCU. Silk is a strong substance to make clothes with and an even stronger character to invest in. Take it from this comic book collector, investor, and “Silk” speculator; Silk is here to stay.