To Hell with Mockingbird
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Face Front, True Believers! Agent 19 of S.H.I.E.L.D., A.K.A. Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, is the subject of this week’s podcast! Long, long before she made the trip to weekly live action television star, the future Mockingbird was totally unrecognizable and unnamed in 1971’s Astonishing Tales #6 before becoming a supporting character to Ka-Zar with ties to the origin of Man-Thing! Who knew? Supposedly created by Len Wein and Neal Adams for a story in Savage Tales magazine that was long delayed in publication, Morse went through so many changes that a case could be made for her having a half dozen or more other pappies before becoming the character we kinda sorta know today. She’s the one who was married to Hawkeye, right? Mister Fixit, Illegal Machine and Diabolu Frank will take you to Hell and back with their discussion of Mockingbird, but not everybody will make it through the journey home. Huge debt for information relayed in this week’s episode owed to Brian Cronin’s 2011 Comics Should Be Good article A Hell of a Past – Mockingbird article, recently updated with major new developments, so check it out! Especially because his article is a defacto extended episode art gallery, though we added a few large images to the episode art tumblr.
On the back end, we discuss the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and open the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag. That happened on Sunday night, so Frank took Mac’s advice to go slack ass on editing. Please excuse the mess of umms and awkward pauses. There’s a great big chunk of our discussion that took up too much time, so that’ll have to get plugged in somewhere else down the line. Somebody leave a comment about why the hell Bobbi’s codename is Mockingbird, k? Oh, hey, and yes Mac, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey was published by Marvel Comics. It was adapted by Evan Dorkin of Milk and Cheese fame, as was the twelve issue ongoing series that followed. th’sheridans’ Health music video isn’t embeddable, but if you touch that different colored glowy text a few words back, it will take you on a short journey to YouTube.
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