Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Event\Storyline: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary Writer: Chelsea Cain Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 2, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• Mockingbird has always been one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s best agents, but what happens when someone close to her is murdered?
•  Forced to take matters into her own hands, someone is bound to pay!
•  New York Times Bestselling Author Chelsea Cain joins the Marvel Universe to tell a story of bloody revenge!
•  Plus! A special bonus story by superstar young adult author, Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures), writer for the upcoming YA novel, Black Widow: Forever Red!
One-Shot /Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 3, 2015

    This is a great one-shot featuring 2 fantastic stories by talented individuals. The Marvel Universe is stronger when characters like Mockingbird and the new Red Widow are written and drawn this well, and I want to read more of these characters when their stories are told this way. More Cain, Jones, Stohl and Leon in Marvel's line up would be a great thing, as this one shot shows they are capable of telling some great stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 3, 2015

    It's so fun to watch people who are great at what they do, doing that. That credit goes not only to first-time comic book writer (and bestselling thriller author) Chelsea Cain, but also to Joelle Jones who reflects Bobbi's confidence perfectly in his clean, assured, and sprightly line work. Now, Marvel, please make this an ongoing series, because this was outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Sep 2, 2015

    Some might be turned off of the title from the start because of words like “Anniversary” being in the title, but this issue actually manages to surprise as one of the better releases for Marvel this week, and one which is not thrown into the monumental undertaking that is Secret Wars. Instead it focuses on the character and the plot to tell a compact yet entertaining stories, with some great visuals as well. The main story is much better than the backup story, but both are good enough to pass the test. If this is any indication of the Marvel that is to be in the post-Secret Wars landscape, then it looks as though the company will have some nice surprises in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 3, 2015

    The artwork alone makes this S.H.I.E.L.D. one-shot a must-read, as Jones and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg make every page of this book look stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Sep 5, 2015

    Mockingbird Shield 50th Anniversary #1is unexpectedly one of my recent favorite comics. I went in expecting not to like it very much as before now all I knew about Bobbi Morse is what I had seen of the Agents of Shield version. What I didn't realise is she is really awesome on the page too and it's rather sad to think that this is only going to a one shot look into Mockingbird. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 2, 2015

    I was afraid this was going to be just a simple 'anniversary' one-shot featuring a character I really dig. Thankfully I was wrong. Chelsea Cain's story mixed with Jolle Jones' fantastic art and Rachelle Rosenburg's gorgeous colors makes this a fun and visually stimulating read. I would be on board and love it if we had an ongoing MOCKINGBIRD series with this creative team. If you're a Mockingbird fan, you won't want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 5, 2015

    This was a fun, well-drawn issue of a potential Mockingbird series. The main character is pretty cool and the art is top notch. The story isn't very important, but Cain keeps it moving and throws in a few interesting twists. This is just a solid Mockingbird story " and I think it introduces Lance Hunter to the MCU, which is also fine. I have zero problem with Marvel incorporating their Agents of SHIELD characters into the comics. More power to them. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Sep 4, 2015

    I really shouldn't have, but I found myself really liking this book. The script made me smile and the art helped the story flow. Looking at the book, I feel this is what Batgirl should be like. Characters looking like adults, having adult conversations regardless of the prank pants! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 3, 2015

    "Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 is a decent read with a fun, fast-paced Mockingbird story and an intriguing but thin introduction to Red Widow. Both characters clearly have paths taking them elsewhere from this shared publication, but fans of Mockingbird will be pleased with this purchase. Where those paths wind up remains to be completely revealed, but -- if the creative team in place for Bobbi Morse's tale joins her in the future -- then I'll be checking in as well. Read Full Review

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