Jessica Jones #13

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Jessica Jones is many things: Private Investigator. Defender. Survivor. Mother. When the Purple Man returns, Jessica Jones finds herself reliving her worst nightmare. But the only thing worse than being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man when you have a small child! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
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  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Oct 6, 2017

    In Jessica Jones #13 Bendis also begins a challenging angle in writing Killgrave, which is to make him sympathetic. He stands out in public, openly mutant with purple skin, suffering the murmurs and whispers of passers-by wherever he goes. If you had the power to stop unwanted attention and harassment, wouldn't you? Of course, most of us would not manipulate countless people for our own comfort, entertainment, and self-fulfillment " or would we? The fact that most of us would reject the likelihood of us all being so evil will make it difficult to humanize Killgrave, and understandably so. Still, it seems Bendis is going for it, and at the same time making the tone of this arc like that of a horror or thriller. Killgrave is like Pennywise or your most feared monster: when will he appear? It could be anywhere, at any time. When will he fucking appear? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 18, 2017

    The preamble to this may have been picking apart the idea of bringing Killgrave back into Jessica Jones, but the story is promising, if flawed, so far. I can still recommend it, and its still very engaging. Pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 5, 2017

    Jessica Jones may not have much of a rogues gallery, but her rivalry with Purple Man is one of the most compelling in the entire Marvel Universe. So it's impossible not to be excited for the direction of this series as Purple Man makes his big return. And as plodding as the book's first year was at times, Jessica Jones could certainly use the adrenaline boost. Unfortunately, issue #13 is still a slow-moving affair. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Oct 9, 2017

    A chilling ending provides the heartbreaking release to a tense issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 12, 2017

    Given the character's success on Netflix, I am curious to see how Bendis presents Kilgrave this time around, and what exactly he has planned for Jessica. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Patrick Ross Oct 4, 2017

    In many ways, this issue feels like a microcosm of the series so far: worlds of potential bogged down by a frustratingly plodding pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 6, 2017

    This is a comic in which the art is so drenched in photorealism that it relies heavily on the script to make it pop. Unfortunately, this script was dull and the art never really gets a chance to go anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 2.7
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Oct 5, 2017

    JESSICA JONES #13 brings back the terror of Jessica's greatest enemy. The issue sets the scene with a powerful discussion between Jessica and Carol Danvers. Despite one misstep, Bendis, Gaydos, and Hollingsworth craft a strong tale that gives us a lot of questions for what's coming next. Read Full Review

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