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Hawkeye & Mockingbird: Ghosts

(Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1-6)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  277 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Hawkeye, the world's greatest marksman is back-and reunited with the world's most dangerous super-spy, Mockingbird-in an all-newadventure! The deadly duo defied every obstacle to make their way back to each other and put together the all new WCA team-but now the one thing that divided them years before has returned to haunt them: the Phantom Rider! Collecting: Hawkeye ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 9th 2011 by Marvel (first published January 19th 2011)
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Mar 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Before even finishing the first chapter, I can already see why this book got cancelled. Really? Bobbi's team includes a "weapons & explosives specialist", an antisocial computer "intelligence analyst" and a tech-making wizard? Not quite The A-Team or The Losers - more like the best of B-list Canadian-produced syndie TV shows.

Then we get dialogue like "What's the word underground?", spoken to a dude we haven't been introduced to yet, who stands in the shadows of a doorway, just outside the
Olivia Rose
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I love Mockingbird and Hawkeye, but this story really didn't do them justice. It did raise some good points about their relationship as a whole, but all in all, they both seemed incredibly dislikeable at points. While they both meant well, for the most part, they just can't stop hurting each other. To an extent, that is a staple in Bobbi and Clint's relationship, but when it goes as far as it did, it's not a good read and it doesn't make for likable characters.
Gayle Francis Moffet
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, april-2014, comics
The best I can say about this story is that at least Widowmaker makes slightly more sense (It does not, for the record, make me like Widowmaker (or Dominic Fortune) more than I did; I had to look up the plot of the thing even though I just read it a couple months ago, and that puts it firmly where it sat when I reviewed it).

It’s not a bad story, but it’s clearly the first arc of what was meant to be an ongoing book, and so it doesn’t wrap up like a limited run should, and the story itself just
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
Challenge Completed: a graphic novel

I am a little disappointed, ngl.

I didn't expect to rate this book as low as I did, especially given my well-documented love of Hawkeye. (See my review on Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon) Unfortunately, though I still enjoyed it, I did have a few issues with this book.

First, the art style looked strange and off to me. To quote Flynn from the movie Tangled:

My second problem with the book is probably more "user error" than anything else. But the story
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really wasn't familiar with the Hawkeye character, who is featured in the new "Avengers" movie, so I thought I'd check out a couple books featuring the purple archer. I first read "Ultimate Hawkeye" since the character is more like that of the film. I didn't like it. In "Ghosts," however, we get the "old-school" Hawkeye, goofy purple mask and all. And old-school seems to be the operative word here. We get good, if not flashy, artwork, and a fast moving storyline with lots of action, character ...more
Joshua Buhs
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
What I get for reading the middle book last, I guess. It felt too forced, neither as fresh as the Reunion--it rehashed the same themes--or as consequential as Widowmaker.

I felt the design too much, that the books were set up to have Hawkeye and Mockingbird break up. That accounts for some of the lack of consequence: I knew what was going to happen. But even having Mockingbird's family threatened felt inconsequential, once the sniper's bullet was revealed to be less than a kill shot. (Ah, comics!
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Questo volume raccoglie una miniserie ben inserita nella continuity marvel, è un lavoro che risolve diverse situazioni lasciate in sospeso oltre un decennio prima. L'antefatto è in Secret Invasion, quando Mimo è scoperta essere tra gli eroi sostituiti tempo prima. Quando esattamente? Qui si spiega come fosse sostituita da uno skrull alle soglie del divorzio con Occhio di Falco. Divorzio su cui la skrull, per interessi personali, fece marcia indietro facendo credere al marito che alla fin fine ...more
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, comics-tpb
I may be a tiny bit partial since Mockingbird is my favorite character of all time, but this is by far my favorite series. The art is incredible. Lopez has really captured Bobbi's looks and her kick-ass style. And McCann . . . how can I express my love for Jim? The only time I've ever felt as though Bobbi was actually loved by the writer and not just a throw-away love interest for Hawkeye or a pawn for story develop was when Jim was writing her. For him to actually give her closure for one of ...more
Feb 15, 2011 rated it liked it
A very solid tale by a newcomer, to comic book writing, Jim McCann. While the character work and dialogue is not outstanding McCann's background in daytime television shows in his portrayal of the leads troubled romantic relationship. I bought the two leads as a divorced couple trying to figure out whether they should start their marriage backup, or break apart for good all the while admitting that they are in love with each other. The supporting characters get a little development, and the ...more
May 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
The first time I tried to read this over a month ago I just couldn't get into it. I just had problems with Mockingbird. I don't know why but this time around I was more accepting of who Mockingbird was and I was able to read through the book and sort of enjoy it. You need to have a lot of background knowledge on Mockingbird to really get into this. I was able to follow what was going on but I think I would have enjoyed it more with more historical knowledge. There is a great timeline of their ...more
More like 3.5 stars. Complete reviews when I'm done with the Hawkeye/Mockingbird arc. One more to go.

I read the whole arc in one day. I liked it but found that it had low points and lots of unnecessary graphic violence (both mental and physical) for my taste (I'm thinking about the heir of the Phantom here). Overall I'm not unhappy I've read this, I am an Hawkeye fan (new one, my first Hawkeye is Matt Fraction's) so this one is a bit rough and doesn't fit perfectly in my Hawkeye box but then
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jim McCann has an obvious affection for Hawkeye and Mockingbird and it comes through in every word balloon. He and David Lopez turn in a fun story with emotional levels that you wouldn't expect from this title. While this trade does lean heavy on old West Coast Avengers storylines, it isn't hard to follow along and the new inclusions to the supporting casts and villains are really good. Overall, a very good collection.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was actually good! I expected some two-star cheese and got an interesting, solid story. Mockingbird reminds me of one of the Strong Female Characters penned by Joss Whedon. She's smart and tough and has a soft spot for a man that's no good for her. Hawkeye is a little bone-headed. I look forward to eventually reading some of the stories of Hawkeye in Jeremy Renner flavor. This Hawkeye, not so much.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm so in love with Hawkeye: My Life As A Weapon, this had to suffer by comparison. Also, I'm not a fan of the supernatural in my comic books. I much prefer aliens and super criminals :-). However, the Hawkeye/Mockingbird relationship was definitely interesting, even for a reader who is unaware of their checkered past. So I liked the character interaction, but not the villains.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It ties all the back into early West Coast Avengers comics where the WCA went back into the old west. Mockingbird was assaulted and let her attacker die. His ghost comes back in this story to make her pay while Hawkeye's old enemy Crossfire returns.
Mayank Agarwal
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Everything's average about the series, the heroes, writing as well as the art. Although got to admit i am new to marvel comic universe besides the movies, so may be one needs to have past knowledge about these guys to really enjoy them.
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-seq-art
Not as strong as The Reunion, but still entertaining, and I still wish this series hadn't been canceled.
William Thomas
May 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
If writing were prize-fighting, McCann couldn't punch his way out of a wet paper bag.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Individual issues on marvel unlimited
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Avengers continuity buffs only
A fairly decent action/adventure yarn let down by some woeful scripting.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
(Maybe 2.5 stars?) I feel guilty giving a low rating for a run that features two of my favorites but it's flat and only mildly entertaining.
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Jim McCann is an award-winning writer of comic books, television, and theatre. He worked on several films and music videos before he was accepted into the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program. During that time he wrote for the popular ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. Upon moving to New York, he found a position at Marvel Comics, where he remained for six years, working in publicity and PR.


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