Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." - Enter 'Mockingbird'

Actress Adrianne Palicki, the former 'Wonder Woman' for producer David E. Kelly's TV pilot of the same name, has been cast in the second season of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Marvel Comics' character 'Bobbi Morse', aka 'Mockingbird':

The character 'Mockingbird' debuted in a 'Ka-Zar' story in Marvel's "Astonishing Tales" #6 (June 1971) written by Gerry Conway and illustrated by Barry Smith.

In subsequent publications, creators including Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Neal Adams, Mike Friedrich, Archie Goodwin, George Evans, Steven Grant and Mark Gruenwald also made significant contributions to the development of the character.

Mockingbird appeared as a regular character throughout the 2010-2013 New Avengers series, from issue #1 (August 2010) through its final issue #34 (January 2013).

While she has no superpowers, Mockingbird is a trained 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' agent who graduated at the top of her class, proficient in several forms of hand-to-hand combat and familiar with a wide range of weapons.

The character usually uses a pair of batons which can be combined to form a single bō-staff in combat, weapons with which she has great expertise.

To cope with a mortal injury she sustained in a mission, Mockingbird was injected with an experimental drug combining the 'Super Soldier Serum' that gave 'Captain America' his strength and the 'Infinity Formula' that has slowed the aging of 'Nick Fury'. 

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