Tag: Brian Michael Bendis

Jessica Jones (2016-) #4 by Brian Michael Bendis

Jessica Jones (2016-) #4 by Brian Michael BendisJessica Jones (2016-) #4 by Brian Michael Bendis
Published by Marvel on January 11th 2017
Genres: Comic
Pages: 20
Source: Purchased: ebook
Goodreads
four-stars

Jessica Jones latest case has revealed a new hidden evil in the Marvel Universe. An evil so terrifying she was willing to rip her family apart to save them from it. But was the sacrifice enough? Another all-new blistering chapter of Marvel's premier detective.

Finally! We finally find out what the heck is going on. What caused the rift between Jessica. Why did she go to jail? Why is Misty acting like a stalking fool and talking crap about Jessica? Okay that last one we don’t get an answer to, but I was so over Misty that I am hoping Iron Fist shows up and is all so baby, are we not a thing anymore?  I have no idea what she is doing besides acting like Jessica cannot and will not beat her butt for trying to steal her husband. Okay where was I?

Please do not continue reading if you have not read the first three issues. 

We readers finally find out that Carol Danvers and Jessica Jones are working together to find out who is behind a plot to take out the world’s superheroes. Jessica really has not turned her back on her friends (like she ever would) and instead went to jail and pretended to have a break with her old life. I have no idea why Carol picked Jessica for this. And why Luke wasn’t told. I feel like we are dancing towards some soap opera levels of stupidity with some of this, but we at least know that Jessica is still a good guy. So yeah to that. But, we do realize that Carol realizes who the woman is behind this. And she doesn’t exactly deny working her over. So what the heck Avengers? Is Carol going rogue? Or was this okayed by someone? Also though, I have to wonder why they are so worked up about this woman. She has a henchman and all. But I am not seeing an elite amount of villains running around that should have the Avengers worried.

Carol goes on about them having to protect the younger kids like Kamala (yeah! Ms. Marvel shoutout) from this evil organization. And color me stupid, but I don’t think Hyda is involved.

We do have Luke having a run-in with a police detective who seems to think that Luke is up to no good. Weirdly he is protective of Jessica against Luke and Luke maybe finally realizes that someone is out to hurt his wife and is going to do what he can to find her and keep her safe. Aww Luke.

Though the whole thing with the detective thinking that Luke could hurt Jessica was not a good sub-plot. I hope that doesn’t pop up again. The optics of a strong black man hitting a strong white woman…..no. Let’s hope Bendis doesn’t have an issue with Luke being mistakenly arrested for domestic violence or anything.

So yeah to reveal finally being revealed. But boo to the reasons behind it. I just thought it strained all credibility. And, Jessica being so hell-bent on talking to her client’s husband and investigating cases to feel normal just needs to stop. I want to get back to who is behind this organization and what their plans are exactly. I want Jessica reunited with Luke. These issues are so small I may want to the volume releases in the future.

four-stars

Jessica Jones (2016-) #3 by Brian Michael Bendis

Jessica Jones (2016-) #3 by Brian Michael BendisJessica Jones (2016-) #3 by Brian Michael Bendis
Published by Marvel on December 14th 2016
Genres: Comic
Pages: 20
Source: Purchased: ebook
Goodreads
four-stars

Jessica Jones' new secrets start to unfold. How far did Jessica go to uncover a deadly secret in the Marvel Universe? From the original creators comes an all new chapter in the world-famous private eye's ongoing adventures.

Well at least we finally get to see who has captured Jessica and what they are up to. We still don’t know about the great rift that no one is giving any details about. But I still had issues with thinking that somehow Jessica has hit up the dark side or whatever was going on through issues #1 through now.

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We see that someone is out to get the Avengers and actually any superhero out there. A woman reveals to Jessica that she plans on using Jessica to find out the secrets of all of her friends and use that to take them out one at a time. We also see a hint that this character is holding a big old grudge towards Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) who she blames for taking her away and torturing her because Carol thought she was working for Hydra.

I did have to do a bit of a head shake at this moment. Cause I can’t see any of the Avengers being down for a thing like that. Or at least I can’t see Captain America being okay with anyone doing anything like that. I haven’t been following the new comics much besides Ms. Marvel, so I have no idea who is a good guy or bad guy at his point in this universe.

Once again the colors are so freaking muted at times I could barely see anything it felt like. I am glad though that the zoom and pinch was working on this via my Kindle Fire so I could at least enlarge the text and study the scenes a bit better.

We have Jessica eventually being released with this mysterious woman thinking she can eventually turn Jessica since all of her friends and her husband have turned on her. And she even shows Jessica a photo  of Luke looking way too cozy with Misty Knight. Also can I say, I don’t care for comic book Misty at all. She is a bit too pressed about Luke. Girl, he is married with a kid, keep it moving.

I read issue #4 directly after this though, so can I say that finally secrets are revealed. Too long enough. I think that Bendis could have combined issues #1-3 honestly into one issue. The drag to find out what happened and why Jessica went to jail is the first mystery I wanted to figure out. And everyone talking circles around it was not very realistic.

four-stars

Jessica Jones (2016) #2 by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos (Illustrator), David W. Mack (Illustrator)

Jessica Jones (2016) #2 by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos (Illustrator), David W. Mack (Illustrator)Jessica Jones (2016) #2 by Brian Michael Bendis
Published by Marvel on November 16th 2016
Genres: Comic
Pages: 22
Source: Purchased: ebook
Goodreads
three-half-stars

There are so many mysteries to discover in the Marvel Universe and Jessica's new case may be the most dangerous one. No spoilers, but some of the biggest questions about the new Marvel NOW! are about to be revealed in this very comic.

I think I may just wait after I finish the third comic for a full volume to be put together. There are still too many unanswered questions for me to be able to even figure out why there is a schism between Jessica Jones, the Avengers, and Luke Cage. This comic focuses more on Jessica and Luke though which I appreciated. We get some flashbacks to Jessica giving birth, and then going back to the present with Luke being angry that Jessica “has ruined everything.” So honestly, this just felt like more of what we saw in issue #1 with everything related to why Jessica went to jail as a big old question mark.

Things that I liked:

I loved seeing Jessica and Luke happy in love while she was giving birth. We get to see the Jessica I think of who is more in line with the television series. She swears, she is loud, and she doesn’t back down when she thinks she is in the right.

Jessica is trying to get her private investigation business back up and running. Her work quality is kind of crappy right now. Not that I blame her.

After reading Wires and Nerve after this, I am so happy that this comic actually had colors in it. Every character looked distinct from each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I didn’t like:

Readers still have no idea what happened to cause such a rift between Jessica and most of the world.

Luke treats Jessica terribly, but then again she has their daughter in hiding, so maybe this is one of those, I am on no one’s team.

We see Carol Danvers who doesn’t even look Jessica’s way, and based on how they are writing her in the Ms. Marvel comics now, I may have to pass on reading anymore about her.

Jessica’s mother shows up with Jessica’s kid and is in the dark about what is going on. Is everyone at this point?

The dialogue between Jessica and Luke was raw. And her inner dialogue being angry at herself put me back to the television series a lot. I do have to say though that I really wish some of the other Avengers would show up and at least try to talk to Jessica. Did they all just go Team Luke and ignore things. I can’t see Cap doing that. He seems to like to make sure he has everyone’s side before coming to decisions.

The flow was okay right up until the end. We (Jessica) gets another wrench thrown her way by some mysterious figure and I literally said out loud, oh come on. I want to know about the big rift thank you very much. I am really not in the mood for randoms to be showing up that Jessica has to deal with solo. Also where the heck is Patsy in all of this?

Here’s hoping that issue #3 finally clears some stuff up.

three-half-stars

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels

All about the visuals: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Ten Comics on My TBR or Top Ten Favorite Picture Books

So this is going to be good!

 

Here are my top ten graphic novels/comic books that I think you should definitely check out!

I have read some of these comics that are listed above, and others I of course know the bare bones story-lines. Considering what is going on right now in the U.S. I am going to make sure I finish “Watchmen” and “V for Vendetta.” I have always loved the “Dark Phoenix Saga” and Jean Gray is a favorite of mine. Let us not speak of that Emma Frost and Scott Summers nonsense.

So far I have liked issue #2 and #3 of the new Jessica Jones comic book. I was not really feeling issue #1, but now things are humming along. If you have followed my Goodreads reviews you have to know I have loved what is going on with “Ms. Marvel” right now. She’s the hero we need right now. I am always Team Captain America over Iron Man when it comes to “Civil War.” That is not going to change.

I do want to sit down and read “The Dark Tower” graphic novel as well as “Kindred.” I have heard great things about them.

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