Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jessica Jones #12

Jessica Jones #12 wraps up the Maria Hill arc with answers for Jessica about why Hill put out a hit on herself, hired Jessica to dig into her past, refused to answer questions about the reason for why she hired Jessica, and then shot her for doing her job. After a couple of final battle blows, including seeing her office explode, Jessica is able to track down her client and get paid (along with an overdue apology).

The issue answers most of the questions the arc has raised but not in an altogether satisfactory manner. Hill's need to find a classified file but hide it from others makes sense from her character's point of view but her behavior, even after being explained, is baffling. No longer frenemies, the arc's end at least allows the two women to sit down together and talk honestly for the first time.

It's worth noting that in the final few pages Maria Hill leaves Jessica Jones with news that rocks the super-hero private eye's world. It appears her old friend is out in the would again and possibly looking for a reunion. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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