With the overwhelming success of ‘Jessica Jones‘ on Netflix it should be no surprise that the superhero turned private investigator would soon be once more gracing the pages of Marvel Comics once more. The original creative team of Brian Michael Bendis on writing duties with Michael Gaydos covering the art return to give us a new ongoing character from Marvel Max’s ‘Alias.’ The catch? It sounds like this one will be set in the mainstream 616 universe continuity. Specifically, it sounds as if someone is having her investigate some of the bigger mysteries which Marvel has had piling up in recent years which, let’s be honest, is quite a bit.
According to Bendis, we find Jones in a new place:
“You’re going to find out about it in the first issue. We’re going to open up a book where Jessica’s world has blown up in her face. She’s at a place you’ll least expect her. You’re going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we’re slowly going to find out why. I do like writing Jessica where we have to figure out ‘why this has happened.”
What might she be digging into that is related to the larger Marvel Universe though? Previously Bendis teased:
“Now, we’re going to go back to Jessica in the fall, with the entire original creative team, her co-creator Michael Gaydos, and even David Mack on the covers. It’s because I looked around and said, “Oh the Marvel Universe has shifted so much in the last years since we did that book. There’s a lot of secrets, there’s actually a lot of stuff from events and things that people don’t know about and Jessica can uncover them in really interesting ways. Actually I found a way to get her back to her sullen, private eye self that doesn’t rip up everything we did to heal the character. That got very exciting to me. When I went to everybody and said, “I think I want to go back to Jessica.” They go, “Yeah, we were waiting for you to do that.”
I’m happy to see the creative team behind Jessica Jones back on track and wonder how the character will translate from ‘Alias’ on the Marvel Max line to an ongoing series in the standard universe. With Bendis always shining on the street level characters this is probably the first book with his name on it that I’ve been excited for in quite some time.
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Issue #1 Synopsis:
She is back after a decade! A lot has changed in the Marvel Universe and there are still many secrets hiding in the shadows. Secrets only a special woman like Jessica Jones can hope to uncover. Discover the haunting secrets from Jessica’s past in this blistering new series. Alias Investigations is open for business.
‘Jessice Jones returns to Marvel this Fall!
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