Is there a competition between Silk and Spider-Gwen?
Both are new female super-heroes, both have spun out Spider-Man universe, both have self-titled series starting in February. It seems somewhat natural that comic fans are going to compare the sales of both characters #1s. I personally think that Spider-Gwen is going to sell more simply because of the awesome variants coming out for it. In many ways though Silk is a more original character, with a variety of unique aspects we have not seen from a comic character.
As Feb draws closer the question looms large, who will win?
Silk or Spider-Gwen?
Then I read this post from Spider-Man sage Dan Slott:
Confused by Spider-Fans who think there's a competition between Spider-Gwen & Silk. It's ok for BOTH characters & BOTH books to do well. ;-)
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) February 3, 2015
I think Dan makes an excellent point here. Why can't their be both a Silk and a Spider-Gwen. Do they necessarily cannibalize the same readership? I am really not sure yet. I do know that I find them both to be some of the better female characters out in comics right now.
So lets take a tip from Slott and instead of worrying about which character sells more just enjoy that we have two new great female characters.
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