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