Jessica Jones #1, #2, and #3 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Jessica Jones #1, Jessica Jones #2, and Jessica Jones #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
Average rating: 2/5 stars

Jessica Jones #1 Jessica Jones #2 Jessica Jones #3

Erica gives this comic two starsJessica Jones #1 by Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Michael Gaydos

It’s been a very long time since I’ve read a Bendis comic. (Well, I reread the original Alias run before watching the Jessica Jones TV show.) I gave up reading Bendis because everything felt written in haste. On deadlines.

It’s been also awhile since I’ve read a book with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

These two stars are for Gaydos’ art. It’s as beautiful as ever. It’s always been who Jessica is.

The problem with this book is trying to mash it up with the TV show. Last time I checked, comic book Jessica and Luke had a relatively happy marriage with a daughter Danielle. (Who is not a baby. So I don’t know why everyone wants to know where the baby is. Do they have another child? Seems unlikely.) Over in TV land, Jessica (under mind control) killed Luke’s wife, then neglected to mention this, destroying Luke’s trust and getting him in a whole lot of other trouble.

Here, Bendis has Jessica in prison. Then she gets out. Then it’s clear she and Luke aren’t talking to each other, and it’s something to do with their daughter. Luke sends superheroes after her in order to figure it out. Then himself, as Jessica tries to take a case.

Erica gives this comic two starsJessica Jones #2 by Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Michael Gaydos

Good lord. Same problems. Just read my review above.

Danielle is pretty stinking cute though.

Erica gives this comic two starsJessica Jones #3 by Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Michael Gaydos

This issue was minorly more bearable. Perhaps that’s because Luke and Jessica didn’t interact directly with each other.

Also we’re supposed to be guessing what’s going on and who Alison is working for, except Marvel goes and puts a fucking Hydra logo on the cover. Gee, I wonder who Alison is working for? I mean, I guess I’m supposed to buy that Alison was telling the truth when Jessica asked her directly if she was working for Hydra and she said no. Villains are always known for their complete and total honesty after all.

Such mystery. Such intrigue.

I’m typically a big fan of Gaydos’ art, but Jessica and this Alison lady look so much alike. I had a hard time telling them apart except Alison’s hair is more layered and she’s wearing a suit.

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