Bobbi Morse, superhero and SHIELD agent, is getting her own ongoing title, spinning out of the success of her SHIELD 50th Anniversary Special. Novelist Chelsea Cain joins artist Kate Niemczyk to tell the story of Mockingbird uncovering something shady in SHIELD's medical department.

Interestingly that means Mockingbird #1 and Black Widow #1 both pit their superspy heroines against SHIELD. But there's currently no sign that the two books plan to cross over, and it seems likely that an organization as big and secretive as SHIELD is going to have enough malfeasance going on to fuel at least two separate comics.

I've been a Mockingbird fan since West Coast Avengers, and honestly I never expected her to have a solo title. I'm not familiar with Cain or Niemczyk's previous work, but the preview looks very promising, in case the presence of Bobbi Morse wasn't already enough to get me on board.

 

Variant Cover by Afu Chan
Hip-Hop Variant by Jeff Dekal
Women of Power Variant by Kirbi Fagan
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Kate Niemczyk
Kate Niemczyk
Kate Niemczyk
Kate Niemczyk

 

Here's the official word from Marvel:

Spinning out of the smash-hit sold out SHIELD 50th Anniversary Special comes her very first ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside MOCKINGBIRD #1 – from New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain and Marvel newcomer Kate Niemczyk! Bobbi Morse. Codename: Mockingbird. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most versatile, resourceful and in-demand agent. But a string of missions gone wrong point to something rotten going on in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. The more she digs, the more widespread the conspiracy becomes. How deep does it go? Can she find the culprit before it’s too late? Find out as MOCKINGBIRD #1 by Cain and Niemczyk comes to comic shops and digital devices this March!