Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones – AKA The Octopus

by Alan Rapp on April 3, 2018

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  • Title: Marvel’s Jessica Jones – AKA The Octopus
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Jessica Jones - AKA The Octopus television review

“AKA The Octopus” begins to tie the season’s various themes and threads together. We start off with Jessica (Krysten Ritter) in jail for a crime that she obviously didn’t commit (given how insanely Trish was driving that night how many street cams do you think clocked them both on the other side of the city?) which forces her to make a new friend on the police department. As for Trish (Rachael Taylor), her firs foray into Simpson’s drugs don’t actually help in the investigation but they go give the former addict a dangerous taste of the power she has sought all her life. And for Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), the dead weight of her illness finally begins to serve the larger storyline when Jess delivers a woman who once worked at IGH, and knows all about the death-defying experiments, directly to her door.

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Jessica Jones #18

by Alan Rapp on April 3, 2018

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Jessica Jones #18 comic reviewThe aptly-titled “The Big Goodbye” isn’t only writer Brian Michael Bendis’ final comic on the character created but it’s also one of the last comics of Bendis’ run at Marvel before moving to DC. The set-up gives us a Jessica a bit more in control than usual, while the world around her is still quite crazy. Hired by the girlfriend of the Armadillo (a D-list Marvel character if there ever was one) to find the unfortunate sod who has being picking fights with all the wrong super-hero types and convince him to come home leads Jessica to conversations with various heroes including Spider-Man, the other Spider-Man, the Thing, and Ironheart.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Jessica Jones – AKA Start at the Beginning
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Jessica Jones - AKA Start at the Beginning television review

Despite having killed off her personal boogeyman at the end of the show’s First Season, little has changed for low-rent super-hero private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). Drinking too much, making enemies wherever she can, taking seedy jobs from clients, and pretty much being pissed off 100% of the time, Jessica continues stumbling through life when Trish (Rachael Taylor) and a prospective client (Jay Klaitz) both force her to examine a past she’d done her best to ignore. While the search into what made Jessica into who she is isn’t surprising, the episode struggles with selling the concept to both its protagonist and its audience for most of what turns out to be a very flat premiere.

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Jessica Jones #17

by Alan Rapp on March 6, 2018

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Jessica Jones #17 comic reviewJessica Jones #17 brings a conclusion (at least for now) to the odd relationship between Jessica Jones and Zebediah Killgrave, the Purple Man. It’s a talky final issue between the pair as Jessica refuses Kilgrave’s offer and verbally spars over the reasoning against using his powers at all (even for the greater good). Despite the temptation, Jessica is firmly against the possibility of using Killgrave to “fix” the world. Is it the right decision? Perhaps, perhaps not, but it is the only one (given their history) that Jessica could make.

I’ll admit the end, Kilgrave’s exit (if indeed it is an exit and not some elaborate feint), left me a bit cold. Far from going out in style, our villain simply ceases to be which leads into a great panel by artist Michael Gaydos on the relief which washes over our heroine like a tidal wave.

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Jessica Jones #16

by Alan Rapp on February 6, 2018

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Jessica Jones #16 comic reviewAfter her attempt to kill (and then beat-up) the Purple Man failed, Jessica Jones #16 picks up the story with Kilgrave in control of Carol Danvers (and the surrounding mob) and wanting very much to sit down for a conversation with his favorite human being.

Believing her end has arrived, Jessica doesn’t hold back with what she thinks of the villain who takes sadistic pleasure in controlling others for his own amusement. And when Kilgrave becomes philosophical about his role on Earth, it’s all our intrepid P.I. can do not to lose her shit.

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