Alias #24

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: Marvel Max Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"PURPLE" Pt. 1 Here it is! Secrets of one of the darkest chapters in Marvel Comics history are revealed in the story that changed Jessica Jones' life forever! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers guest-starring the Avengers!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Jul 6, 2003

    Maybe we're finally going to truly understand Jessica Jones, then again maybe we won't. The suspense that Bendis has built into Alias, not fully understanding Jessica's many skeletons, has been at the heart of this two year-old series. I almost fear that once we know everything about Jessica that this will just turn into a straightforward detective series - though, in Bendis's hands that wouldn't be such a bad thing, would it? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 13, 2003

    The book opens with a very amusing little scene where Jessica flatly refuses to become entangled in a Silver Age style plot, and I have to say that the opening four pages of this issue rates as the single most enjoyable sequence that Brian Michael Bendis has offered up thus far on this book. As for the rest of the issue, I have to say this it is nice to see the mystery of why Jessica quit the super-hero game looks to be the central focus of this latest arc, and based on this first issue it would appear that the Purple Man was largely responsible for whatever event drove her away. On the other hand I also have to say that I don't really see much potential in the plot as it stands, as basically Jessica has been hired by a group of people to make the Purple Man admit to an involvement in a crime that they know he was involved in. Frankly, I don't see much for Jessica to do for them, or even why they feel the need for her to get involved, considering the Purple Man is supposed locked away Read Full Review

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