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January 11, 2016

Comics Review: ALIAS Vol. 1 - 4

Alias Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4
Published May 1st 2003 by Marvel Comics Group
Once upon a time Jessica Jone was a costumed superhero. But not a very good one. Now a chain-smoking, self destructive alcoholic who is the owner and sole employee of a private investigations firm specialising in superhuman cases. When she exposes one hero's identity her life becomes expendable.
After watching the Marvel's Jessica Jones netflix series, I wanted to know more about her. So I decided to read the comics and I wasn't disappointed. The tv series is based on the comics, but not exactly the same.

These are comics for adults, very dark and realistic. Jessica Jones is a failed superhero that now works as a private detective. She is rude, alcoholic and lonely; and spends her days between investigating her cases,  fighting her way out and having casual encounters with Luke Cage and Ant Man. She is a different female character than the usual, she isn't interested in being a super hero anymore, but ironically still wants to save the day....her own way.

Personally I wanted to know more about Kilgrave, the tv series villain. It does show up on the last volume, but not as much as I wanted. But he still have the same effect on Jessica's life.

This is one of those times when I liked more the adaption than the original story. Obviosly I can't compare a four volume comics with a 13 episodes mini series, but I think Marvel and Nexflix knew how to expand this story. I still enjoyed a lot the comics ALIAS, specially the many superheroes that appeared in it and many details that the tv series forgot, so I really want to read the next Jessica Jones comics, PULSE.

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  1. I'm still watching the TV show but I LOVE it. I will be curious to read some of the actual comics though.

  2. I've never read these, but now I want to!! I loved the show so much! She's such a bad-ass! I'll have to look for these next time I'm at my local comic book store!
    Sincerely, Sara

  3. I've seen the Jessica Jones series on my Netflix account but I haven't watched any of them.