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A Hell of a Past - Mockingbird

Bobbi was not seen for another four years before Mark Gruenwald brought her back as a character named Mockingbird. Steven Grant wrote her introduction in the pages of Marvel Team-Up #95....

Naturally, she is still fighting SHIELD corruption and she seems to have proven her case...

She had a quick cameo in Contest of Champions #1...

And next shows up in the Hawkeye mini-series from 1983, written and drawn by Gruenwald...

The pair become close, but are captured by the villainous Crossfire, who turns them against each other...

Hawkeye figures out a way to stop the control by bursting his eardrums with a supersonic arrowhead. Eventually, he defeats Mockingbird (as he is thinking clearly, giving him a slight edge)...

He is now basically deaf, though, which almost causes a problem...

As plenty of folks noticed, Gruenwald was doing a Black Canary/Green Arrow riff here with Mockingbird and Hawkeye (this was only a couple of years before Gruenwald did his most famous work, Squadron Supreme, which was entirely about analogues to DC superheroes).

Now married, the pair are given their own Avengers team to lead...

Go to the next page to see where the marriage of Hawkeye and Mockingbird began to crumble!

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