Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1

Writer: Jim McCann Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 2, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 16, 2010

    Well hot damn, this comic was awesome!!! I absolutely love both characters here, and I couldn't have been happier to see Crossfire and the Phantom Rider show up as the villains. Crossfire has a long history with Clint, once paying an army of c-list villain a small fortune to cut off Clint's arm, while the Phantom Rider once kidnapped, drugged and raped Mockingbird back in the hugely under appreciated West Coast Avengers series. I can't really think of anything here that I didn't like... I've got to say, I am LOVING the Heroic Age so far! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 7, 2010

    Literally the only thing that upsets me about Hawkeye and Mockingbird is the feeling that it's far from being a sure thing. In many ways, this series has the potential to be the next "SWORD", the next "Captain Britain", the next "Power Girl" -- a smart, funny, fresh take on superheroics that winds up ending before its time. This series deserves a long and entertaining run. Let's get the word out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 4, 2010

    It is, however, just possible that Mockingbird is playing a longer game than appears. The idea presented in these pages is that Mockingbird created the World Counterterrorism Unit out of ex-SHIELD ops and a sleazier version of an old Marvel favorite, but Mockingbird's former M.O. was to infiltrate, observe, and destroy. So, perhaps Mockingbird pulled together these ex-spies to see which were still trustworthy and which needed a one way trip to Riker's Island, or maybe she's tracking the flow of guns to eventually in one fell swoop eliminate the bad guys. Even when putting aside my speculations and noting my objections, there's still much to recommend in Hawkeye & Mockingbird. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 4, 2010

    Hawkeye is a character thats always fascinating (his last series and West Coast Avengers especially so) and Mockingbird is practically an empty canvas, and her new costume is pretty phenomenal-looking at that. I have high hopes for this book in the post-Dark Reign Marvel Universe, and I would love to see it become the next Iron Fist or Moon Knight, achieving critical darling status. This is a good kickoff, setting things up clearly, drawing the characters and setting up the villains. My only complaint is that Crossfire is kind of old hat, but even that wont be an issue if the book stays this well-written Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 8, 2010

    So it's a solid effort so far, but it may take a few more issues to see if this story will work - but I'm willing to stick around and see how it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 3, 2010

    Is Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1 a groundbreaking work? No, but it fits well within "The Heroic Age" initiative, providing some old-fashioned superheroics and enough interpersonal drama to keep it engaging along the way. McCann lays the groundwork for what could turn out to be a very rewarding examination of two heroes struggling to make it work in the midst of the Marvel Universe's craziness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 4, 2010

    This issue just barely missed the mark for a Buy It verdict, mostly because of the awkward pacing that made it hard to trudge through on my first readthrough and the prerequisite knowledge of Mockingbird's history that you really need to have to get the full extent of this issue. I really dug McCann's approach to the characters through and the art team worked well with him. This is certainly a fun issue that has me convinced to come back for more as this series has loads of potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Jun 5, 2010

    I love Hawkeye. I love Mockingbird. You'd think I'd love seeing the both of them in their own comic, but wow did McCann take a great idea and do absolutely little with it. He wrote this like a 15 year-old fanboy giddy at the thought of taking on characters he grew up reading, but neglected to say anything about them that hasn't already been said many other times by many other writers. After reading this, I'm less inclined to buy the second issue, and will probably wait for the graphic novel to see if he can salvage this book. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed. Read Full Review

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