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Jessica Jones: Back On the Beat This Fall

Jessica Jones on the cover of Alias comic - Marvel Set To Launch New Jessica Jones Comic This Fall

Marvel Set To Launch New Jessica Jones Comic In the Fall

In 2001, the creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos started the comic book series Alias. The series revolved around an ex-superhero who left that life behind to become a private investigator. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is – the protagonist’s name is Jessica Jones, and she’s recently gained a much larger fan base thanks to the Netflix series Jessica Jones. And now, while Netflix works on Season 2 of the show (expected sometime next year), Marvel has announced that they’re starting a new Jessica Jones comic as part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch.

Thankfully, they’ve pulled the original creative team together (Bendis and Gaydos, along with cover artist David Mack) to handle the series. According to Bendis, during an interview with IGN, the series is going to start with Jones in a tough spot:

You’re going to find out about it in the first issue. We’re going to open up a book where Jessica’s world has blown up in her face. She’s at a place you’ll least expect her. You’re going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we’re slowly going to find out why. I do like writing Jessica where we have to figure out ‘why this has happened.”

That’s not necessarily surprising, as it’s never easy for a superhero, ex or not.

Will The Show and Comics Inhabit the Same World?

So, what about the new comics relationship to the show? Well, they’ll be taking place in different Marvel Universes, but even so, Marvel Comics Executive Editor Tom Brevoort did note the show’s impact on the comic.

The cover for the first issue of the new Jessica Jones comic seriesThe one ancillary gift that the show gave us was a much bigger audience and a much bigger spotlight to do the kind of stories that have always been done in Alias and now in Jessica Jones.

One other small piece of influence from the show is that based on the cover for the first issue, it looks like they’re “borrowing” the logo from the Netflix series.

Another big change for Jessica is that she (and husband Luke Cage) will be dealing with her baby, Danielle. Bendis had this to say about that new aspect of her life:

Having a child completely changes your perspective on everything, some in obvious ways and some in not-so-obvious ways … and as an investigator and a detective her perspective will change because she’s a mother. I know some people are worried about that baby being dragged like a sack of potatoes that holds down the story or something, but I can think of many ways to tell the story to celebrate this part of her life and at the same time complicates it to a degree that a lot of people can relate to.

So, what do you think?  Are you excited for the new Jessica Jones comic?

Featured Image: Max / Marvel

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