Jessica Jones #1

Jessica Jones #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 29
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She is back after a decade! A lot has changed in the Marvel Universe and there are still many secrets hiding in the shadows. Secrets only a special woman like Jessica Jones can hope to uncover. Discover the haunting secrets from Jessica's past in this blistering new series. Alias Investigations is open for business.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 5, 2016

    As a whole, Jessica Jones #1 is a return to form for one of Marvel's most unique characters, someone I fell in love with so long ago and honestly wasn't sure I'd ever get back the way I remembered her. Now, with an extra layer of mystery added to her return to form, Bendis and Gaydos are doing the impossible " making me love Jessica more than I ever did before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 5, 2016

    The series “Alias” ended because Bendis said he felt he had told what he wanted with Jessica and was ready to move on. Well it’s great that from the popularity of the Netflix show he was willing to come back and give us some more stories to enjoy. I can’t wait to see where he takes this series; it’s going to be intense especially with a pissed off Luke Cage in the mix so you’re not going to want to miss it! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 9, 2016

    It's a great start for the new series, and it really feels like old times. The original series was dark and edgy (like the TV show), and it's right back there again. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 5, 2016

    If you're a fan of the Netflix show, read this. If you're a fan of Alias, read this. If you're looking for your typical, run-of-the-mill Marvel comic? Read this, then realise it's completely different – and better for the most part. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Oct 11, 2016

    Jessica Jones #1 is a welcome reintroduction into the character, and as the plot finds its footing it seems we can expect much of what we knew and loved from before. Jessica Jones is someone you can't help but root for, no matter how self-destructive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Oct 16, 2016

    Jessica Jonesis balancing act. The book is smart, funny, edgy, and incredibly poignant. Issue #1 condensesthe macro elements of the larger world, and it elegantly distills them into an already solid plot about people and relationships. It doesn't just simply works; it works incredibly well. Fans of the original series have nothing to worry about because the caliber of the original has been matched and succeeded in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Critical Blast Staff Oct 21, 2016

    While I love the flashback sequences Bagley used to do in Alias, I don't think it would have quite fit for the Champions here. I have always loved the gritty look Gaydos used on Alias, and I have to go a 5 for the art. It just fit this book perfectly, just like it always did. But I definitely agree with a 4 for the writing. Lots of good stuff here, but bogged down by some static that comes close to ruining the whole book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 10, 2016

    Alias #1 set the tone for this world. The seedy underbelly of New York where people dropped f-bombs instead of gamma bombs, characters were repulsed by the abhorrent tendencies of the villains instead of blasting the villains with repulsors and where a hero could take a moment away from the public eye, but find themselves in the gaze of a private eye. Jessica Jones #1 reestablishes this world and it's aesthetic before setting the scene for an intensely personal conflict for Jessica Jones. This issue by no means gives you all the information, but it certainly gives you enough to get hooked all over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2016

    It's been a long time coming, but Jessica Jones has the solo book she deserves again. And with both Brian Bendis and Michael Gaydos back at the helm, this new series has little trouble recapturing the appeal of its predecessor. The fact that so much about Jessica's life has reverted to the old status quo isn't a drawback, but rather one of the book's main selling points. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Oct 7, 2016

    A sterling start from a seasoned duo who show that sometimes, going back to your roots can yield some seriously interesting fruit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Oct 9, 2016

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Oct 10, 2016

    It's exactly the sort of story which the fans have been demanding too, showing Jessica's personal life in turmoil whilst handling an intriguing and sly mystery. Given all the confusion and mayhem within the Marvel Universe lately, it's wonderful to see it not only acknowledged but to point at it and say "WTF is even going on anymore?" Appearances by other famous Marvel characters, so often used gratuitously in other series, are once more treated with an absolute lack of celebration and unceremoniously given the finger. And in this series, that's the very best way to show them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 11, 2016

    Jessica Jones #1 is a strong opening to the new series. I would have preferred a bit more primer to know just what Jessica has been through in recent months, but her new bizarre client and her reactions to old “friends” showing up is quite entertaining. Worth the look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 5, 2016

    Jessica Jones #1 is a bold, high stakes start to Jessica's new solo series, but its unique visual style and attitude from Bendis, Gaydos, Hollingsworth isn't drowned out by the big time plot developments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Oct 7, 2016

    This is not a comic book for everyone, in fact, it is a book some people would not enjoy simply because this is not your average Marvel comic where the bad guys lose and the good guys win. Jessica Jones #1 is a nuanced and mature book with themes that are relevant and applicable to an adults life. This first issue is setting up a complicated and delicate scenario between Jessica Jones and several other characters from the Marvel Universe that will surely get more complex as it unfolds. If you are looking for an escape from reality, then look elsewhere because what this creative team give us is a mirror witha more accurate reflection of modern-day life than most current comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Oct 5, 2016

    We're admittedly quite curious to discover how Jessica blew up her life, considering how angry nearly everyone is at her. Bendis and Gaydos have torn her back down to a nearly pre-Alias state. But the fun will be seeing Jessica slowly crawl her way out of this hole that she's created for herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lukas Schmitt Oct 8, 2016

    Her first new case centers around a woman whose husband believes that his life is a fabrication. It makes for some delicious dramatic irony we the readers know that the Marvel universe was recently reshuffled and it's a definite possibility that his life was altered in the massive reboot. Of course Jessica doesn't know this and it will be interesting to see if she uncovers this massive secret at the heart of her world. Jessica Jones is headed for a reckoning as she attempts rebuild her life and it's gonna be a blast to read how it unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 8, 2016

    This was a good, strong start for the new ongoing, though it was a little low key.I can't quite put my finger on why. I think the issue was kind of low energy, but I can't be sure that that isn't simply Bendis' style. The idea that this woman's husband has crossed streams with his Ultimate Universe counterpart is neat, and definitely something a superhero private detective should investigate. But the scene kind of goes on for a bit too long…but then also, it doesn't. Maybe it was the perfect length. The stuff with prison, Luke and the baby is interesting, but it's purposefully left vague in this issue. I don't really know how to describe my feelings. This feels like a fine start to a Jessica Jones plot, but I could have used more oomph to make it something really special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 10, 2016

    Really troubling plot points and excellent art make for a maddeningly mixed-bag issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 10, 2016

    This issue starts off slow. It certainly doesn't stumble outof the gate but it takes its time to get to something really exciting. However,so far this series has the feel right but we just need more before we can saywhether it's good or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Richard Morris Oct 6, 2016

    Jessica Jones is clearly still Jessica Jones, but it feels as though she and the story have lost some edge. While this may have happened when she became a parent, without that edge this series will never truly capture the essence of Alias. But maybe, just maybe, it does not need to. Time will tell as the series goes on, but The Source has our fingers crossed for more moments like the rooftop scene with Spider-Woman; Jessica Jones is distinctly Jessica Jones when calling a revered superhero, "bitchcakes." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 5, 2016

    Jessica Jones #1 should have been a smash hit with the same creative team that made a spectacular series with the same character in the past. However, while the side mystery is intriguing and the art is as good as ever, the writing is just not there. It lacks the edge of the original, the characters are badly written and presented, and there are quite a few flaws in the writing and story. While certainly not an awful comic, for the fans of the original, this is probably not the return you were expecting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Oct 5, 2016

    Maybe I just don't get it. Other critics seem to love this new Jessica Jones. I just can't bring myself there, even with some solid artwork.  Read Full Review

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