Alias #19

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: Marvel Max Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 6
9.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

When Jessica searches for a missing hero, what dark secret will she uncover?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Feb 28, 2003

    This is not the ideal place to jump onto Alias. However, this is outstanding work by Bendis, possibly the best pure writing anywhere in the industry and should not be missed. This entire story will make a tremendous, and very adult, collected edition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 10, 2003

    A pretty enjoyable issue, and it certainly stands up as the strongest issue of this current arc, as it advances the story quite nicely, and it offers up a pretty solid cliffhanger to ensure my return for the next issue. This issue also does some nice work detailing the idea that Jessica is a collection of self-doubts, and her inability to control her drinking once again proves to be her achilles heel. In fact, I'm starting to wonder if Brian Michael Bendis might be overplaying this character flaw, as it seems like every arc features at least one moment where Jessica gets plastered, and her ability to function takes a serious nosedive. Sure, there is a certain degree of interest in seeing Jessica fight her way back from the depths that she has fallen, but if every arc has her taking two steps backwards for every step forward, the idea that she is ever going to make something of herself will start to fade completely, and the prospect of simply watching this character destroy herself simp Read Full Review

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