Jim McCann is writing his first ongoing series this is what he has to say:
I honestly can't express it in words, but I hope it'll come across in the pages.
McCann along with David Lopez on art, originally wrote the miniseries New Avengers: The Reunion which reunited the couple of Hawkeye and Mockingbird once more in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith type of tale, a story which I personally loved.
McCann and Lopez are reuniting once more on a spin off of their first mini.
What will this be about?
Hawkeye is back and with his bow and arrows, in the costume and identity he was created for. Mockingbird is back on Earth and struggling to find her place in a world that thought she was dead and moved on without her. Together, they are at a place they've never been, emotionally and in their "work" lives. They're together, but not married. They're trying to see if they can work as a couple. Then there's the fact that technically Hawkeye is working for Mockingbird now in the WCA (World Counterterrorism Agency) in addition to his life with the Avengers, which Mockingbird is no longer a member of (thanks to events in "Siege").
Without giving too much away, and the themes are those of responsibility, trust, and overcoming devastating blows. That's what the entire run of the book will be about as we take these two, their allies and their villains, on a ride around the world at break-neck speed. These two won't get a chance to catch their breath, and I hope the readers won't either.
This tells us a few things we didn't know before. In the Avenger promos we see Hawkeye, but we did not know if it was Clint behind the mask.
Personally I was wondering what was up with Bobbi since she was in no Avengers promos.
I don't really see this as a series of arcs, but one long journey. There are things seeded in the first 3 issues that will be picked up on and revealed over the course of the next 1-2 years. And then there are surprises. This book will be filled with reunions (I know a little about those.) and losses, deaths and rebirths, arrows and battlestaves. And maybe an evil robot or two if you're lucky (or in Hawkeye & Mockingbird's case, unlucky!)
Read the full Interview here. (Just be sure to come back to CV after this!)
UPDATE: McCann says if there will be guest stars in another interview (and concept art):
Mockingbird made her first appearance in that guise by teaming up with Spidey. They go way back. But he’s not swinging by just yet. Others WILL be. Steve Rogers and Clint have a very important scene that explains why Hawkeye’s on double-duty between the Avengers & the W.C.A., as well as why Bobbi is no longer an active member. (Can I geek out for a second at writing Steve & Clint together?! ...!!! Ok, thanks) There are a number of other characters with whom Hawkeye and Mockingbird share a past that will be showing up in this first arc, and even more in the next, and the next...and the next. You’re going to see old friends, new enemies, and maybe an evil robot or two!
This is definitely a series I will be adding to my Pull List!
Hawkeye and Mockingbird #1 will be out this June