Sunday, October 9, 2016

Jessica Jones #1

   Given the success of the NetFlix mini-series, it's surprising that Marvel is only now getting around to reviving the series starring former superhero-turned-private-detective Jessica Jones.

   The last time we saw her, Jessica was in a good place - married to Luke Cage, they had a baby and were active members of the New Avengers.

   But Jessica isn't the kind of character who manages "being happy" well - so as this series begins, she's in all kinds of trouble (though it's not clear exactly what is going on).

   The first issue reunites the original creative team - writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos - and they pick up right where they left off, serving up an adult, street-level, grime-and-all portrait of a woman struggling to survive despite (possibly) sinister forces gathered against her.

   Oh, and she also gets hired for some detective work - and runs into some old friends.

   It's a great start for the new series, and it really feels like old times. The original series was dark and edgy (like the TV show), and it's right back there again.

Grade: A


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