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A Hell of a Past - Mockingbird

While on the New Avengers team she was essentially fatally wounded during a battle (Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato were the creative team on the book at this point - look how stunning that full-page splash is by Deodato)...

I say "essentially" because the Avengers were able to save her using a unique formula that was a mixture of Captain America's Super-Soldier Serum and Nick Fury's Infinity Formula...

The end result was that Mockingbird was now basically a Super Soldier, as she showed during Fear Itself, as she could now had super-enhanced strength and agility...

When the New Avengers broke up, Bobbi went back to working for S.H.I.E.L.D. in the pages of the re-booted Secret Avengers (by Nick Spencer and Luke Ross)...

While on an undercover mission working for A.I.M. (she was there to monitor Taskmaster, who had been sent to infiltrate the hierarchy of A.I.M. as a double agent), though, Mockingbird is revealed to be a double agent working for A.I.M. Scientist Supreme, Andrew Forson, the head of the A.I.M. splinter group, the Cult of Entropy (Ales Kot joined the book as co-writer with Spencer at this point, along with artist Butch Guice)...

More is explained in the next issue...

Kot and Spencer go ALL the way back and tie in her psychic powers and the whole convoluted Victorius storyline by saying that Victorius was the original head of the Cult of Entropy and Bobbi had gone undercover with S.H.I.E.L.D. specifically to get rid of Victorius to give Andrew Forson control of the group. She has created "Bobbi" as a split personality, which is also perhaps why she acted so differently when Ka-Zar first saw her, she was exhibiting her original personality then.

Her "good" self struggles for control over her "bad" self when Forson decides he has to get rid of her. He has her shot, but she cleverly sneaks the previously shown camouflage technology onto another person, who gets shot in her place.

She tracks him down and they have quite a confrontation...

At the end of that series of Secret Avengers, Mockingbird splits from S.H.I.E.L.D.. She is now, as she notes, a "free agent." That's where she currently remains.

With her now appearing on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, though, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before she becomes a cast member in a new comic book series! But for now, let's just appreciate her crazy comic book "life."

Thanks to commenter Huey S. for recommending that I feature Mockingbird for a different blog feature, which inspired me to create this feature.

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