While you were away binging Marvel’s Jessica Jones last night, the publishing division announced a brand new ongoing series for a character who has never received the honor before: Mockingbird. Chelsea Cain (Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1) is writing the first ongoing comic with Mockingbird and artist Kate Niemczyk is creating the interiors. Cain explained to Marvel.com (who broke the news) that Mockingbird a.k.a. Bobbi Morse has had to share the limelight with others like Hawkeye and the West Coast Avengers for too long, Morse is finally spinning off into her own title. Marvel.com also shared some of the art for the upcoming comic and in the article Cain shared what we can expect in the brand new series.
“There are a dazzling array of guest stars in this book,” said Cain. “Including Lance Hunter and Clint Barton. And of course we recognize many heroes in the medical clinic and I violate all kinds of HIPAA laws revealing their personal medical information. As for villains, look for the London Hellfire Club to make an appearance as well as an evil A.I.M. splinter group. I’m a sucker for A.I.M. They’re so adorable in their yellow suits.”’
For what it’s worth, Cain also announced that we can expect zombies and Corgis in the series, but there will not be any “zombi corgis. That would be weird,” explained Cain.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced a live-action version of Morse in the show’s sophomore season to much critical acclaim. The character played by actress Adrianne Palicki even received a new love interest in Lance Hunter, a character who has since been introduced in the Marvel Comics Universe. In the comics previously, Morse was known primarily for being a love interest to Hawkeye — both of these plot threads were referenced in Cain’s debut on the Mockingbird character with Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1. Morse was first introduced in 1971’s Tales to Astonish #19, and she’ll get her first ongoing series in 2016.