Comic book reviews for Mockingbird #4, Mockingbird #5, and Mockingbird #6 by Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, and Ibrahim Moustafa
Average rating: 5/5 stars
Mockingbird #4 by Chelsea Cain
Art: Kate Niemczyk
I love issues with Bobbi and sciencing. She’s so great when she’s digging into not only her own medical issues, but science in general. And mixing it with her wacky hijinks. It works well when she’s saving her current sweetie and her ex-husband because they both are capable of saving themselves or have been in life/death situations and probably volunteered to do so.
Love Bobbi trying to drown herself to test the virus. She’s correct that the virus for whatever reason wants to be inside her. Unlike all those dead antelopes.
The jokes about Bobbi not being an international science-terrorist was pretty funny, same with T.I.M., not A.I.M. Everything fit really well with the tone of the book. Even Bobbi’s continual flirting, mostly for deflection, with Clint. The flashbacks to their marriage therapy was pretty awesome.
I particularly loved the parts where Bobbi spies on Clint, and he knows nothing about her. Still. He would’ve just assumed she came at Colson’s request, if she hadn’t told him the truth about hacking his email. Which I’m pretty sure she did just to razz him.
“Uh, that’s not a vial.” LOL.
Mockingbird #5 by Chelsea Cain
Art: Ibrahim Moustafa
This is a strong ending to the first arc. I love how Cain allows these issues to be read out of order and how that’s part of the unreliable narration. Super tightly crafted, and I fully respect that.
My only slight disappointment in this issue was Moustafa’s art. Not because he’s a bad artist in any way or didn’t attempt to keep in the spirit of the book, but because once again, the big two publishers have issues with their monthly (or twice monthly schedules) being too grueling for artists and then they run into inconsistencies in all their books.
Bobbi’s slightly telekinetic virus powers were funny. Especially fighting the zombie creatures. Good thing she tested the virus inside her to make sure it would want to keep her alive at all costs.
Loved the double page showing the slice-and-dice of all the floors in the SHIELD Medical Clinic. It’s both medical and superhero-y and super spy.
I’m usually not a huge fan of Howard the Duck and his guest appearances, but it worked here. Cain used him in a funny and somewhat unexpected way. Miles with the measles was pretty funny too, especially as he got into his Spider-Man costume.
Not sure how I feel about Bobbi’s solution and how it might’ve been the virus itself. However, I expect her to get into trouble for this in the next issue.
Mockingbird #6 by Chelsea Cain
Art: Kate Niemczyk
OMFG, I never knew I needed to have someone point out how many people with horseheads are at comic cons these days until Cain did so. Best. So the best.
All the corgis all the time. Of course, Lance was there because Bobbi actually asked him. And somehow there’s a cogi convention happening. But no sex. I think Bobbi would kiss and tell.
It’s always hard not to care about someone you’ve loved. It’s hard not to worry about someone who you once shared everything with. Though I don’t know if I’d go on a cruise with all his fans. Somehow I think that a few of them might recognize Bobbi. Or think she has the best cosplay.
Love the details here. Like the signs about Hulks not being allowed to swim in the pool because of their green body paint. This world is so fun, and I’m going to miss it.
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