Marvel Team-Up #95 "And No Birds Sing" (1980)
Writer: Steve Grant
Penciler: Jimmy Janes & Bruce Patterson
Colorist: Ben Sean
Letterer: Costnaza

Returning from a trip to L.A., Spiderman crosses path with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Bobbie Morse, aka Mockingbird, a target of her own agency. Spiderman sides with agent Delandan to trap her before she can assassinate Nick Fury. Once the trap is sprung however, events take an unplanned course.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover appearance
  • Bobbie Morse was formerly Agent 19 in Astonishing Tales #17-20. Later she took on the name Huntress in Marvel Super Action #1
  • Spiderman knows about LMDs
  • Mockingbird enters SHIELD Central via an entrance masked as disused subway port
  • Delandan uses the Satan Claw, last seen in Strange Tales

Despite being New Yorkers, Spiderman and Nick Fury often don't mix well. Sometimes the results are great (see MTU 82-85) most often they're lackluster (see MTU 139). This one falls in the latter category with recycled bits from their last (superior) team-up. Another female hero is gunning for Fury, another conspiracy, and Spidey proves yet again that S.H.I.E.L.D. training standards were pretty shoddy after they beat HYDRA in the 60's. The ending mocks (pun intended) the cover title's 'introducing' moniker and the story's finale features such a stoic and emotionless Fury it leaves doubts whether it was the real Fury at all. Artwise, nothing extraordinary. As for the plot point that Mockingbird was gaining information that S.H.I.E.L.D. was 'corrupt'; its so vague to easily tie in with the Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. miniseries, but in point of fact this is a bit of a loose end.