Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jessica Jones #9

Things have hardly been easy for Jessica Jones since her new comic launched. Released from prison and working undercover to help Carol Danvers take down a dangerous threat, she finds herself right back in prison after choosing to antagonize Sharon Cater who comes calling when S.H.I.E.L.D. learns the missing Maria Hill has hired the private eye.

While the involvement here of Carter and S.H.I.E.L.D. brings the comic into the Secret Empire storyline it's done in such a way that Jessica Jones #9 doesn't really become a tie-in issue. The focus of the comic remains Jessica's inability to take authority figures seriously, which lands her in prison until an old friend can manage her release, and her continuing attempts to repair fences with Luke Cage and put her family back together.

Despite having accomplished the later, Jessica sill has a case to solve and a client the entire Marvel Universe is looking for. While I expect the comic to get more mired into Marvel's big event, I'm hoping (as with this issue) that it can continue to skirt the crossover and keep Jessica on her own path as much as possible. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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