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Alias Vol. 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones

by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos (Illustrator)

Other authors: Mark Bagley (Illustrator), Rick Mays (Illustrator), Art Thibert (Illustrator)

Series: Alias (TPB 4 - collects issues 22-28)

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Jessica Jones, superhero against her will, confronts her internal demons, both the guilty secret of how she acquired super powers, and her personal nemesis. There are so many pages here where Bendis and the artists achieve statements that couldn't be made in any other medium - the schooldays flashback, Jessica's first encounter with other superheroes, and the unspoken parts of her conversations with her friends and lovers. As I said of an earlier volume, it would probably require more familiarity than I have with the Marvel universe to fully appreciate it, but I very much enjoyed it all the same.
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1 vote nwhyte | Nov 16, 2008 |
Here you get the brief super-powered backstory, and what happened to Jewel, and why she gave up the whole hero thing.

Luke Cage and the very nasty depradations of the Purple Man appear as major parts. It is all quite sordid. What do you expect an egotistical super villain with mind control will get up to?

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Brian Michael Bendisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaydos, MichaelIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bagley, MarkIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mays, RickIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thibert, ArtIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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