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Jessica Jones #11

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2017

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Jessica Jones #11 comic reviewFor the past few issues Jessica Jones has been hunting down the identity of the person who put a hit out on Maria Hill, former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and her current client. Things got complicated when evidence seemed to suggest Hill herself was responsible and a Life Model Decoy of Hill attempted to kill Jones in her office.

The latest issue brings private eye and client together in a talky issue with flahbacks (including a secret mission recreated in the version of a throwback comic within a comic, with mixed success), Jessica kidnapping Hill’s father and demanding her client pee in a cup in front of her. Just another glamorous day in the life of a super-hero P.I.

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Jessica Jones #10

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2017

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Jessica Jones #10 comic reviewThe life of Jessica Jones isn’t getting any less complicated. After being released from prison, finally putting her family back together, run-ins with S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, or whoever is actually calling the shots now, and cases which have ended badly for everyone, Jessica sits in her office and stews waiting for her client to show up. She doesn’t have to wait long, although the arrival of Maria Hill doesn’t help the super-powered private eye make sense of the shit-show she’s somehow landed herself in.

Convinced that Hill is lying at the start of the issue and convinced only that she doesn’t know what the hell is going on (not unlike Marvel’s current event), Jessica also has to deal with answering questions from S.H.I.E.L.D. and an unexpected bombing by the Hobgoblin. Yeah, she can’t even have her life threatened by the good Goblin.

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Jessica Jones #9

by Alan Rapp on June 13, 2017

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Jessica Jones #9 comic reviewThings have hardly been easy for Jessica Jones since her new comic launched. Released from prison and working undercover to help Carol Danvers take down a dangerous threat, she finds herself right back in prison after choosing to antagonize Sharon Cater who comes calling when S.H.I.E.L.D. learns the missing Maria Hill has hired the private eye.

While the involvement here of Carter and S.H.I.E.L.D. brings the comic into the Secret Empire storyline it’s done in such a way that Jessica Jones #9 doesn’t really become a tie-in issue. The focus of the comic remains Jessica’s inability to take authority figures seriously, which lands her in prison until an old friend can manage her release, and her continuing attempts to repair fences with Luke Cage and put her family back together.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Man Behind the Shield
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - World's End television review

It’s fitting that the end to an up-and-down season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would have it’s share of highs and lows as well. Connecting back the first-half of the season, the return of Ghost Rider gives Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team an easy out to destroy Aida (Mallory Jansen) and her creations. I certainly wasn’t clamoring for the character’s return, and I’m already sick and tired of the gimmick of Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) temporarily passing the Spirit of Vengeance to another host (this marks the second time the show has used this cheat this season). The episode wraps up the threat of Aida and her murderous rampage, but not the after-effects of a plan already put into action.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – All the Madame’s Men
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - All the Madame's Men TV review

Life in the framework gets a bit easier for Daisy (Chloe Bennet) now that May (Ming-Na Wen) has turned her back on Hydra and used a Terrigen crystal to restore Quake’s powers. Despite Melinda not remembering the real world, her actions help bring the team closer together, although one member has fallen and another is still leading the enemy against them. It’s good to see Daisy and May on the same side again kicking some ass together, and Daisy has her own star moment quaking Aida (Mallory Jansen) through a sky-rise window, but the real stand-out here is Coulson (Clark Gregg) who steps up in a big way to fill the void left with the Patriot‘s death.

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