Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jessica Jones #17

Jessica Jones #17 brings a conclusion (at least for now) to the odd relationship between Jessica Jones and Zebediah Killgrave, the Purple Man. It's a talky final issue between the pair as Jessica refuses Kilgrave's offer and verbally spars over the reasoning against using his powers at all (even for the greater good). Despite the temptation, Jessica is firmly against the possibility of using Killgrave to "fix" the world. Is it the right decision? Perhaps, perhaps not, but it is the only one (given their history) that Jessica could make.

I'll admit the end, Kilgrave's exit (if indeed it is an exit and not some elaborate feint), left me a bit cold. Far from going out in style, our villain simply ceases to be which leads into a great panel by artist Michael Gaydos on the relief which washes over our heroine like a tidal wave.

Given how much the character has dominated her life, the question for Jessica is what is life like after the Purple Man (again, assuming he stays gone... this is the comic company that has brought back pretty much every character ever from the dead after all)? Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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