Welcome to the ninth installment in this li’l series using Spider-Man comics to explore the variety of romantic archetypes we find in literature (illustrating the variety of romantic experiences we find in life)! Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird is a scientific genius, Avenger, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and super spy whose relationship with Peter Parker would be a central part of Dan Slott’s final years writing The Amazing Spider-Man. In Bobbi Morse, Peter found a witty, compassionate partner who could kick his ass and/or inspire him when he needed it. Every bit as smart as Peter, she’d meet him in his brilliance and push him further. As Mockingbird, she stood beside Spider-Man to face everything from Skrull invasions to Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign to the Zodiac terrorist attacks to Hydra takeovers. Being a superhero herself, Bobbi could share Peter’s entire life. Oh, and they worked together. Which is good because, you know, nothing can ever go wrong when you date a coworker.
Um, Amazing Spider-Man, I’m Sorry…I Love You and I Always Will
[Deep breathe…you can do this.] Listen, baby, I’ve got something to say. I’m sorry. Four months ago I said I wasn’t really digging you. I said you bored me. I said you were turning into a bland retread. I was thinking of…oh my gosh, it’s so hard to say. But I started this li’l tiff in public so I need to reaffirm my love in public too, awkwardness be damned. I said I was thinking of breaking up with you. There! I said it! But I’m so sorry. I don’t know what I was thinking. Every single issue since that post went live has been amazing. It’s some of the best Spidey I’ve ever had in my entire life! So Amazing Spider-Man, I’m sorry. I love you. Can you ever forgive me?? Continue reading