Given the popularity of the Netflix series it’s no big surprise that Marvel Comics has chosen to re-ream writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos whose Alias comic series provided the foundation for Netflix’s Jessica Jones. I’ve lost track of the character in recent years, so I was a bit surprised by the comic’s opening in which Jessica is released from maximum security prison without much detail of what she was incarcerated for or what earned her an early release.
Ready to get back to business and reopen Alias Investigations, Jessica’s attempts to find a client are interrupted by the repeated arrivals of Luke Cage‘s friends each offering pointed questions to Jessica about where her child is. Undeterred from questioning by both Misty Knight and Spider-Woman, Jessica keeps this secret to herself.
Jessica Jones #1 is a strong opening to the new series. I would have preferred a bit more primer to know just what Jessica has been through in recent months, but her new bizarre client and her reactions to old “friends” showing up is quite entertaining. Worth the look.