Monday, October 24, 2016

Mockingbird #8 Review and *SPOILERS*

My Boyfriend's Back and We're All Going To Be In Trouble

Written By: Chelsea Cain
Art By: Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 19, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to wrap up our time aboard the superhero cruise and with it this series.  That's right, Mockingbird's time on the paneled page is done for now and while it didn't stick around very long, I'm happy as hell that I decided to read it because not only was it a fun spy romp that was full of ridiculousness............ Well, really that was the majority of what it was, but we also saw a lot of heart from Bobbi Morse in this series and it's that aspect that really got me interested in the character........ since before this series I didn't care at all about Mockingbird.  So yeah, this made me a fan and that's cool as hell.  Let's jump into this final issue and see what Bobbi will do to put a stop to the Phantom Rider who can't take no for an answer and who doesn't understand the concept of personal space.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue picks up right where we left off previously, with the Phantom Rider coming out with the fact that he was behind everything that got Bobbi on this cruise ship so that she and him could re-establish their relationship together............ which Bobbi doesn't seem too keen on relighting that fire.  Luckily, Mockingbird has more backup than just Hunter on this ship because since she's the ex-wife of Hawkeye, all the nerds on this boat see her as royalty and are willing to stand up to this ghostly groper if it's what Bobbi commands......... Which she does.

So after seeing these bumbling D&D players do their best to embarrass themselves that left me just wondering if LARPers would actually go about a threat by shouting their fake energy attacks and or yelling out what plus their attack they're able to do, the Phantom Rider has had enough and decides to call his faithful ghost steed Banshee and start shooting up the passengers of this vessel.  Luckily, the Phantom Rider is a terrible shot though so nobody gets hurt.  With both our heroes and villain at a standstill, the Rider calls upon the dead pirates of the ocean floor........... but again, nobody gets hurt because these pirates happen to be very progressive.  The battle finally comes to an end when one of the nerds shows his affinity for ghost horse whispering and gets Banshee to run off against its master's will and with that the Phantom Rider realizes that there's no way that Bobbi and him will be getting back together and tells her that Clint Barton was acquitted, but even with that, if he can't have her no one will and tosses her off the deck of the ship.......... which he falls off of as well and because of the Bermuda Triangle's magnetic field, the Phantom Rider is dematerialized, possibly putting an end to the villain.

In the end, Bobbi washes ashore a resort island....... after being saved by a school of mer-corgis and after a bit of sunbathing, Hunter comes to her rescue and we end this issue and this series with Bobbi taking a real vacation in the mountains, where she has the added pleasure of seeing how similar Hunter and Clint actually are........... lucky guys.

That's it for this series of Mockingbird and while this issue is still full of fun and humor, I would have liked a little more from Bobbi Morse in this issue and maybe tying in the rest of the series to this ending........ since we've seen Bobbi go through a lot of changes in this series, I would have liked a little bookend action going on instead of Phantom Rider just getting rejected and actually looking like he finally excepted it.  Like always though, the art in this issue was fantastic and ultimately I'm going to miss reading this series every month because it is just a good time to be had and nothing else in Marvel's roster even comes close to being the type of series that this is.......... was.  

Bits and Pieces:

While this finale might not give you all the Mockingbird that you might have hoped for, this is a decent conclusion to the series pretty much because it stays consistent with the zaniness of every issue that came before it.  I'm definitely going to miss the dialog and the amazing art because it truly made this series something special.


1 comment:

  1. I can't believe it is over. I'm really gonna miss this series.