Mockingbird #2

Writer: Chelsea Cain Artist: Kate Niemczyk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Lance Hunter’s undercover gig at the London Hellfire Club has gone south and it’s up to Mockingbird to rescue him, save the Queen of England, and fight off a passel of kinkily clad sadist toffs. Plus zombis! And corgis!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 20, 2016

    Chelsea Cain walks a perilous tightrope with this issue. The scenes in the club could easily have got out of hand and turned this book into something sordid. However, Cain treats the subject matter with a reasonable amount of respect, whilst still looking to use humour to distil some of the sexual context. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Apr 15, 2016

    Mockingbird #2 exemplifies the need for diverse creators and the value of women creating women. Had this story been written or drawn by a man, I feel as though it would have come off very differently and likely problematic. Having Cain, Niemczyk, and Rosenberg at the quill and brush of this series means we get a story of a woman with agency with less likelihood of problematic themes arising, particularly with the use of BDSM elements. Bobbi feels real, shes in charge, yet her characterization is not done in a manner that comes off hamfisted or based on mens ideals regarding women and leather. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Apr 15, 2016

    The art from Niemczyk and Rosenberg keeps up well, maintaining the classic super spy aesthetic while also introducing great color and emotion. There are a few odd visual moments, but none enough to ruin the overall fun of this comic. I'm now very intrigued by the challenge here " for Cain to maintain and interlock the plot of each individual issue with the start is one thing, but to maintain and interlock the art, clothes, and all the other little details that make a flashback believable " I'm excited to see the artistic team pull it off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 15, 2016

    It's a relief and a joy to see that "Mockingbird" #2 works just as well as the first issue; Cain and Niemczyk can handle not only intricacies of an experimental storyline, but also a more straightforward one. This bodes well for the series as a whole and shows the creators' versatility. I was already firmly on board for more "Mockingbird" after the first issue, but don't be wary of the follow-up. "Mockingbird" #2 shows us that Cain and Niemczyk are a creative team to seek out. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Apr 18, 2016

    Fast, fun, and full of sweet characterisation and little meta moments. Well worth rediscovering this not so secret agent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 14, 2016

    The unique story structure of Mockingbird #1 was that book's most distinctive element. These next several issues are tasked with filling in the blanks and shedding light on Bobbi's misadventures in between her various doctor visits. Unfortunately, this issue illustrates the drawback with that approach. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Apr 15, 2016

    All in all, I was disappointed to see the second issue wander so far away from the narrative of the first into seemingly unrelated territory, and I'm hoping this is blip before returning to the narrative drive that energized that first issue so well. Read Full Review

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