Written by Jim McCann
Art by David Lopez
The final chapter to this miniseries was another fun read, but seemed to lack any definitive conclusion. The cliffhanger from last issue was, as expected, quickly reversed and the villain of the piece never really stepped up to be a credible threat.
However, that doesn't make this a bad issue or even a bad series. The action and plot actually took a back seat for me in favour of the interplay between Hawkeye and Mockingbird - both of which were a lot of fun to read whenever they were together. While I do not have a lot of experience with their previous relationship, I know I like how they are being played together here and hope to see the threads followed up on in the future. Review continues after the jump.
However, as I said earlier, this issue falls short in one regard and that is with the conclusion to the AIM dirty bomb business. It just lacked any kind of impact and just felt more like a reason to put Hawkeye and Mockingbird in danger and get them playing off of each other, which, again, I did enjoy, moreso than an actual plot that held up on its own. If you found the characters lacking, the plot would do very little to help interest you in the title.
Verdict - Check It. A solid finish to the miniseries that did a good job explaining how Mockingbird came back, what her state of mind was and set up a new status quo for both her and Hawkeye that I hope gets followed up on by McCann in the future.