Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Alias. Vol. 1

Book - 2015
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Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero -- but not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, she never found her niche. The self-destructive would-be Avenger is now the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations -- a small, private-investigation firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero's true identity, Jessica's life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help?
Publisher: New York : Marvel Comics, 2015
ISBN: 9780785198550
0785198555
Branch Call Number: Graphic Novel Ben
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Gaydos, Michael

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Rubicat
Mar 30, 2017

I'm not familiar with previous commenter Mark Daly but he was spot on in his review. I have been watching Jessica Jones on Netflix and I found her unlikeable so I thought I should read the graphic novel to give this series a fair chance. Blech! I don't like Ms. Jones, I don't like the story. I thought it moved much too slowly and the story was muddy and unfocused. I'll grant that I am an older reader but I do enjoy the Marvel universe and other graphic novels; I don't know how much my age has to do with my dislike of this book & character. Since I requested this book because of a review elsewhere, I am clearly in a minority here but Ms. Jones is not for me.

Mark_Daly Mar 21, 2016

An outstanding series for fans of adult-oriented superhero comics. This first volume sets the mood and rhythm for the rest, so don't expect grand plot revelations just yet. This was a daring departure when it first appeared, but now it seems more like a period piece. The first issues were published in 2001, well before the establishment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so some characters will seem different from their movie or TV or revamped comics versions (there's also some quaint references to pre-iPhone technology). Some of the references will go over the heads of readers not well-versed in Marvel lore, but the noir-private-detective vibe may help you stick with it.

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Dec 07, 2015

Maukingbird thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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