Jessica Jones Returns With A New Comic Series This Spring

It's been practically a given since the Netflix adaptation of her inaugural comic Alias debuted to massive fanfare last year, but Marvel's finally making an official announcement: Prickly ex-superhero private eye Jessica Jones will be starring in her own comic book again.

When I spoke to the character's creator Brian Michael Bendis last month, he said a new Jessica Jones series was on it way, with key members of the original Alias series team coming back:

Now, we're going to go back to Jessica in the fall, with the entire original creative team, her co-creator Michael Gaydos, and even David Mack on the covers. It's because I looked around and said, "Oh the Marvel Universe has shifted so much in the last years since we did that book. There's a lot of secrets, there's actually a lot of stuff from events and things that people don't know about and Jessica can uncover them in really interesting ways. Actually I found a way to get her back to her sullen, private eye self that doesn't rip up everything we did to heal the character. That got very exciting to me. When I went to everybody and said, "I think I want to go back to Jessica." They go, "Yeah, we were waiting for you to do that."

Over at IGN, Bendis talks about Jessica's new status quo, which hints at a total upheaval of her life as it stands right now:

We're going to open up a book where Jessica's world has blown up in her face. She's at a place you'll least expect her. You're going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we're slowly going to find out why. I do like writing Jessica where we have to figure out 'why this has happened."

Bendis does mention Jessica being a mother in the interview but only mentions her connection to Luke Cage once. One has to wonder if a dissolution of their marriage is part of the upheaval Jessica will experience. The new Jessica Jones comics series is set to begin this spring.


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    Sweet. Jessica Jones is one of the better characters in Marvel right now.

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