- “Mockingbird, Vol 1: I Can Explain” by Chelsea Cain (Writer), Kate Niemczyk (Illustrations)
- Superhero Comic
- Read as a trade edition on Comixology Unlimited
- 4/5 stars
- Finished August 10, 2017
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse, the former Avenger known as Mockingbird, goes solo in her own incredible adventures! With a scientific mind and a lethal mastery of martial arts, she’s one of the most versatile, in-demand assets at Maria Hill’s disposal – that makes her ideal for investigating strange goings-on in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. And when Lance Hunter’s undercover gig at the London Hellfire Club goes south, Mockingbird sets off, battle staves at the ready, to save him – and the Queen of England! From helping out a teen driven bonkers by her own new powers, to doing a little dog-sitting, Bobbi shows that she’s a woman of many talents as bestselling author Chelsea Cain and artist Kate Niemczyk make Mockingbird sing!
“It turns out you don’t need a Y chromosome to be a superhero. You just need balls.”
I had never heard of Mockingbird, but figured I should give this comic a shot, since it was free on Comixology and I’m all about bad ass female super heroes. Also, I got her as a character at Avengers Academy and I wanted to learn more about her. Boy am I glad I did that.
This amazing, feminist, funny and all over wonderful comic just stole my heart. The way Chelsea Cain writes is so brilliant and brings these characters to life, even for people who have no idea who Mockingbird is. She explains things to the reader in such a great way that doesn’t feel like you’re being caught up on a ton of history.
Full of Hamilton references, and the story of a woman who feels like a lab rat and just longs to be free, this comic really stole my heart in a way I never expected. Mockingbird has easily become one of my new favorite superhero women, right alongside Scarlet Witch.
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