“Jessica Jones: Alias Series” by Brian Michael Bendis

Quick Statistics

  • “Jessica Jones: Alias” by Brian Michael Bendis, David W. Mack, Michael Gaydos, Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Superhero Comic
  • Read in four trade volumes
  • 5/5 stars
  • Finished throughout 2016

Official Synopsis

Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed superhero — but not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, she never found her niche. The self-destructive would-be Avenger is now the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations — a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero’s true identity, Jessica’s life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm, and intelligence just may help her survive another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help?

My Thoughts/Summary

Most of us at this point have seen the Netflix show “Jessica Jones” and every single person I know was utterly blown away by how phenomenal it was. Get this guys, the comic is even better. I know, I know, you don’t believe me. But I promise you, it’s true. And they get better the farther you go.

These comics follow Jessica Jones, they actually introduce us to her, and they’re the first comics in the Marvel MAX series which are the 18+ comic series for Marvel. These comics also came out in 2002, so they aren’t the newest ever but they do stand the test of time. We follow Jessica, who used to be a superhero but now is a private eye. She actually got her powers on the same field trip that Peter Parker got his (they were classmates!). But she’s over the whole hero thing. Her best friend is Carol Danvers, yes Ms. Marvel, and their friendship is honestly goals.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that the Purple Man (the villain in the first season of the show) doesn’t show up until Volume 3, but I think Volume 4 was my favorite of all. If you like strong women, written well, that are three dimensional and just overall amazing, absolutely check this out. Bendis (the writer) has actually started a new series with her that I haven’t started yet but I’m dying to get my hands on.

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