“Jessica Jones” #1 (9 out of 10) Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Michael Gaydos; Cover by David Mack; Published by Marvel; Digital Release Date: October 7, 2015
Marvel and Netflix are, so far, quite good at delightfully teasing the anticipatory viewers of the upcoming “Jessica Jones” show. With each release of a short but exciting teaser, I know I get more and more antsy. I have November 20 blocked out, ready to sit curled up in a blanket watching the adaptation of one of my favorite comic series, “Alias”.
Fans got another neat gift today when Marvel announced the release of “Jessica Jones #1”, available for free on Comixology.com. What makes this digital comic even more special? It reunites Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the original writer and artist for the “Alias” series along with cover art by David Mack, who also created cover art for the original run. The issue is only 12 pages long, and half of it focuses on Daredevil, but the panels featuring Jessica are a perfect representation of the heroine/private investigator. She’s sneaky, she’s foul-mouthed, she powerful, and not very graceful. If this comic gives any insight into what we can expect from the show, I look forward to seeing tie-ins with “Daredevil” and hopefully appearances by Rosario Dawson.
Log into Comixology.com to grab your free version of “Jessica Jones #1” while you wait patiently (yet eagerly) for November 20.