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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Jessica Jones: Uncaged
By The Masked Medic
Before the Netflix series, I honestly had no idea who Jessica Jones was, let alone have any interest in reading her comic books. However, given that the Defenders are now my second favourite Marvel Team, I thought it was time I read some of the core material.
‘Uncaged!’ starts with Jessica being released from prison. What she did, we don’t know, however, upon getting out it seems that no one wants to know her, except Luke Cage, who is hell-bent on finding out where Jessica hid their daughter. Jessica meanwhile is just trying to get back to her normal life of solving cases when she is approached by a woman named Alison Greene who wants to take down Captain Marvel and wants Jessica’s help. The choice that Jessica finds she has to make is a difficult one.
So I’m finding that some of the Marvel comics, don’t particularly have elaborate plots with lots of action, which I think isn’t the worst thing in the world. This novel did however have a lot of character development, and you great a real sense of who Jessica is and what her relationship with the other Marvel heroes is like.
The artwork was the one thing that I really really didn’t like about this novel. The style just seemed too rough for me and I didn’t particularly like the covers either. This one I chose, was a variant which I did think was decent. Overall, not a bad novel, but I need more excitement.
These two had a kid? Damn.
Jessica. There’s not much choice here, but her attempt to step up as a mother was a new aspect of the character, I’d not seen before.
Story Arc: ★★½
Character Development: ★★★½