JESSICA JONES #1 – Review
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Michael Gaydos
Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Jessica Jones has been released from prison, even though she has no idea why. Jessica goes back to her office to resume her P.I. practice, where she’s greeted by an angry Misty Knight who was sent to find out where’s Jessica’s baby. Who sent her? Where’s the baby? Who else will come looking? Why isn’t no one ever mentions the Fantastic Four anymore?
Even though this is the first issue, you definitely should do your homework on the Jessica Jones character. No, I’m not talking about Netflix (even though it’s a start), but her series and other appearances that further develop her character. This book is also made by the same creative team of Alias, the original series that created the character, so in every way it feels like a continuation of that series. It feels so much like a crime noir drama that when a superhero actually shows up even for a panel it really feels out of place, which I’m sure is the desired effect.
Some nods whoever felt right at home, like Jessica wearing a Dazzler Live t-shirt or the voice message from Captain Marvel. The one that took me by surprise the most was Jessica Drew – aka Spider-Woman – making an appearance. Mainly because she looked EXACTLY like the Netflix version of Jessica Jones. So much in fact that I kept getting confused who was talking.
This first issue was all set up, but really compelling dialogue in between all the seed planting. It felt like a day in the life of a normal person living in the Marvel Universe, only because you forget she has superpowers. Even though I saw the twist ending coming a mile away, I’m curious to see how the story continues to develop. I’ll stick with it for now.