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How to Read Mockingbird's Bizarre Comic Book Journey

Nearly fifteen years after Mockingbird was killed, it was revealed that she was actually alive all along. She had been replaced by a Skrull. The real Mockingbird shows up alive in Secret Invasion, a crossover about an attempted Skrull invasion of Earth...

Hawkeye (now calling himself Ronin) and Mockingbird have a reunion in, appropriately enough, New Avengers: Reunion (written by Jim McCann), where we learn that the Skrull replaced Mockingbird BEFORE she reunited with Hawkeye, so it turns out that they never reconciled and they are currently divorced...

Mockingbird joined the New Avengers after Secret Invasion and then continued on the team when it was relaunched in 2010. However, she was not exactly heavily featured. The exception is the second volume of the 2010 series, where she is shot and her life is saved only by being given a mixture of the Infinity Formula and the Super Soldier Serum, thereby giving her enhanced abilities...

Around this same time, Mockingbird and Clint Barton (now back to calling himself Hawkeye again) had their own brief series together that was collected (the Phantom Rider returns as a villain)...

When that series ended, Mockingbird became a cast member of a new Secret Avengers series. She's in all three volumes of the book, but the third volume turns the book into essentially a Mockingbird solo book. It's really good...

Now that she was on Agents of SHIELD the TV series, she got her own ongoing series written by Chelsea Cain that was really good. It's collected into two volumes...

Mockingbird becomes a supporting cast member in Spider-Man's new series. She begins to date Spider-Man even. She's in a number of issues during this volume of Amazing Spider-Man, but I think Worldwide might be the most prominent one with her in it...

Mockingbird has a fairly prominent role in Secret Empire, so you might want to include that. I don't know if you necessarily "need" it or not.

She's popped up here and there in the months since she broke up with Spider-Man, but nothing worth reading a trade collection to get.

Tere ya go, Rob!

If anyone else has a suggestion for a character they'd like to see be given the chronological trade treatment, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com!

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