Wednesday, November 16, 2016
This is a comic that is violent and often vulgar (which is fine in a comic for adults), but instead of the usual microscopic notice, this has, in large letters: "Parental Advisory! Not for kids!" Good on ya, Marvel.
The story inside gives us some more details on the former superhero turned Private Investigator (and Mom).
She's confronted by an angry Luke Cage, who has a simple question: "Where's my daughter?"
Luke and Jessica have a baby girl, but she is hidden away for reasons unknown. Jessica refuses to say where, and we only get some brief hints about why
Luke, never known for having much patience, doesn't take the news well.
At the same time, an event shakes up Jessica's latest case - and a strange villain appears (sort of).
So there's a lot going on here, and writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos keep the story ripping along at top speed, serving up action one moment and heartbreak the next, keeping you riveted to the spot.
It's truly sad to see Jessica and Luke struggling with their relationship - they have been one of (if not the only) "real" relationships in comics, funny and loving and sexy and spirited, and it would be a shame to lose that.
While we wait to see the outcome, there's a cracking good story unfolding - we just hope it doesn't end by breaking our hearts.