so i know that you like a-listers like natasha and c-listers like sharon carter, but id like to know your opinion on a character thats between them in terms or recognition but its still ‘very alike’ in some aspects, bobbi morse, the mockingbird, do you like her or is just indifferent towards her? its just that i feel like you have a thing for female street levels you know

I don’t pick characters to like based on what “list” they’re on, and you’d have a hard time convincing me Natasha is really a-list, unless you’re grading on a curve for female heroes. (Which is what people seem to do, sometimes: only evaluate women against each other, like they exist in a discrete category.)

Anyway, I’m a fan of street-level heroes and Marvel espionage stuff in general. This isn’t like, a secret. Of course I like Bobbi Morse, one-woman Birds of Prey. Bobbi’s inital arc in West Coast Avengers, where she had to balance her SHIELD agent instincts with her new superheroic role, hit a lot of my favorite tropes. I also love Bobbi’s surreal, only-in-comics backstory: not just SHIELD and the skrulls, but her science, her first appearances in the Savage Land. There’s this nifty baseline pulpiness with Bobbi that separates her from the archetypical spy mode, and so many stories Marvel could tell with her that they haven’t.

It goes without saying that I’m really excited for this week’s Mockingbird one-shot.

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