Joelle Jones, Rachelle Rosenberg, Afu Chan, John Tyler Christopher, Jeff Dekal, Kirbi Fagan, Skottie Young
Mar 9th, 2016
Bobbi Morse is Mockingbird, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most versatile, most in-demand agent! But a string of missions gone wrong indicate that something strange is lurking within S.H.I.E.L.D.'s own medical and recovery network. How far will Mockingbird have to go in order to solve this puzzle box and get to the truth? Bestselling author Chelsea Cain teams with newcomer Kate Niemczyk.
Last week I reviewed a little title called “Black Widow” and said how Mark Waid and Chris Samnee nailed it on the first issue. Well guess what? Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk do it here as well, in a totally different, humorous way. Mockingbird #1 is a perfect doorway into the life of Bobbi Morse, as we just how affected she can be by all the crazy antics being an agent of SHIELD and Avenger does to her. With what could easily become a dull muddled story of just regular day to day activities and visits to a SHIELD medical site, Chelsea Cain has managed to turn in a nonstop page turning story full of intrigue and excitement. The story goes a bit ‘Tarantino’ style by jumping around in time but it all ties together very nicely in the end, making me really want to know just what the heck is happening to Mockingbird!? Niemcyzyk and Rachelle Rosenberg’s art and colors are a perfect combination and carry the witty dialogue of Cain’s writing beautifully! This is definitely one all-star team I hope stays with the title for quite some time.
The Hey!: Excellent starting point for a new reader, mixed with a perfect blend of action and humor filled with fantastic art.
The Eh!: The odd pacing and time jumps may seem a little off at first, but it really does come together. Hopefully that won’t be a running practice for the series though.
The What!?: Almost every seen in the waiting room and the tone of background humor and Easter Eggs. Brilliant!
Who should read this Series?: Definitely any avengers fans or Agents of Shield fans. It doesn’t tie into the TV show in anyway, but if you like the feel and confidence how Adrianne Palicki portrays the character, you’ll love how Chelsea Cain writes her here!
Why should you buy this book?: It’s a perfect starting point, without any real need to know the deep back story of the character. You get a fun story and great art.