A few months ago we reported that Jim McCann and David Lopez were joining together to write a series for Mockingbird, the hero otherwise known as Bobbi Morse. A legendary former Avenger (and West Coast Avenger!), Mockingbird recently returned from 'death' in Brian Michael Bendis' Secret Invasion event, apparently having never died at all. Since her return she's featured frequently in his New Avengers title, bickering with her former husband Hawkeye, and appeared in her own four-issue mini which Hawkeye promptly hijacked and attempted to make into a team-up book. Thankfully his attempts were in vain, as Mockingbird proved herself to be the undisputed star of the series and nobody likes Hawkeye anyway. The bad news though, is that her solo series - starting next week - appears to be suffering from exactly the same problem as her mini.
Clint Barton appears in many of the preview pages for the title, and has even snatched away the narrative boxes from Ms Morse, changing the title of the series from 'Mockingbird' to 'Hawkeye & Mockingbird'. What a jerk! So while we're still very excited about the title, we now find ourselves 50% upset about the title. But at the very least, we get to see Bobbi doing all the fun things you've always wanted for her to be able to do - and maybe Hawkeye will get written out before he can cause any major damage to the series.
Yes, this blog post is essentially a weird way for us to plug the series, because we really like Mockingbird and Jim McCann. Did it work at all?