Alias #22

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: Marvel Max Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"THE SECRET ORIGIN OF JESSICA JONES" Part 1 (of 2) Ever wonder how the most enigmatic character in the Marvel Universe got her powers? Well, wonder no longer... it all begins here!! The Secret Origin of Jessica Jones starts this month! Guest- starring Peter Parker and Galactus!!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 12, 2003

    This issue does evoke a much simpler time for the back-story to take place, as while the accident where Jessica seemingly gains her power has an very powerful element of tragedy to it, the issue itself is very caught up in the idea that the early days of Marvel it was quite easy to stumble your way into an accident where one was granted superpowers. Now the issue does manage to evoke a very old school feel, there are some moments that are quite jarring when placed in the Silver Age environment (e.g. the scene in Jessica's bedroom, the horrific car accident), but I suspect these were purposely inserted into the story to effective shatter the illusion that the rest of the book managed to so lovingly create. Still even with these more serious minded moments the issue is very much a recreation of the more simple era in which it is suppose to be set, and Jessica's time as an alienated teen is very nicely realized. The issue also delivers a wonderful man on the street look at one of the grea Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski May 8, 2003

    Bendis has long intimated that Jessica is suppressing serious emotional issues. The events in this issue, contrived as they are, really don't do much to explain this. Given the pacing I don't see how it can be sufficiently explained by the end of the next issue. I hope that there is a point in revealing Jessica's origin and this isn't just a bridge onto the next story arc. Part of the appeal of Jessica Jones is the mystery of her past, and now that is potentially stripped naked. Read Full Review

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