Bobbi Morse is getting the solo spotlight in 2016 with a new Mockingbird ongoing series in 2016. Announced at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Baltimore, it is written by novelist Chelsea Cain. No details on an artist or story were available for the announcement.
There has been renewed popularity for the Mockingbird character due to being featured in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and she's also appearing in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man relaunch as one of Peter Parker's associates.
Cain previously wrote Mockingbird in a S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary one-shot, which can now be seen as something of a preview of how she intends to handle Bobbi Morse.
"Bobbi is funny. Her rapport with Hawkeye (and Hunter on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for that matter) has always been at the core of their chemistry," said Cain in an interview for that earlier book. "She knows her way around a one-liner. So it was important to me to show her being clever, witty, and thinking on her feet - while being menaced and kicking ass."
This will be Mockingbird's first ongoing solo series, though she did co-headline Hawkeye and Mockingbird in 2010. Cain previously said that part of what drew her to the character was her relative blank slate.
"Honestly, the cool thing about writing Mockingbird is that she has never had her own story before. She has only appeared in other people’s books. So we have no idea who she is, really. We might have gotten the odd interior narration, but nothing that really informs any deep character development."
Mockingbird has also been the subject of a potential TV spin-off for ABC, with reports from August stating that the show may make it to air as early as April 2016. Mockingbird will also serve as one of Peter Parker's bodyguards in the relaunched Amazing Spider-Man.
No artist or specific release date has been announced for Mockingbird.