Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part Three: Eps 7-9)

Welcome to Part Three of the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  This post will cover Episodes 7 through 9.  You can find reviews & reactions to previous episodes in Part One and Part Two.

Warning: Spoilers below!  (Also contains mild spoilers & discussion for the Jessica Jones comic, Alias.  Ye be warned!)

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Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part Two: Eps 4-6)

Welcome to Part Two of the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  This post will cover Episodes 4 through 6.  You can find reviews & reactions to previous episodes in Part One.

Warning: Spoilers below!  (Also contains mild spoilers & discussion for the Jessica Jones comic, Alias.  Ye be warned!)

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Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part One: Eps 1-3)

Welcome to the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  I am your host, Wise the Simple, and I totally took off work today just to watch Netflix. #geekpriorities 😉

Jessica Jones first appeared in the Marvel comics universe via the Brian Michael Bendis-penned series Alias.  I just finished reading the omnibus earlier this week, and loved every moment of it.

All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones were released on Netflix today, so I thought I’d do a “binge-watch and blog-along.”  What does that mean exactly?  Well, I will watch the show and type up my reactions immediately after watching each episode.  So theoretically, we’ll see how my thoughts about the show change throughout this series of posts.  I’ve tried it before with sense8, but I watched that show in chunks over the course of a week instead of trying a binge-watch marathon in one day.  Odds are I’ll stop and pick it up later if/when I need a break.  (Practice safe binge-watching, kiddos!)

At any rate, there will obviously be spoilers ahead!  This first post will include reviews and reactions to the first three episodes.  But enough with the preamble —  Let’s get to the show!

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Alias: In Which We Meet Jessica Jones

Happy Jessica Jones Week, e’erybody!

As you all know, Netflix’s Jessica Jones series is coming out this Friday, November 20th and I am HYPED!  In preparation for this, I just finished reading Alias, the comic series that introduced her to the Marvel canon.

Alias was written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos.  The series was the first to be published under Marvel’s MAX imprint which specializes in mature, R-rated content.  The story is very much in the style of a gritty detective noir, with Jessica Jones as a private investigator with an acerbic tongue and a penchant for cigarettes and alcohol.

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Little Hits: The Continuing Adventures of Hawkguy & Lady Hawkman

I adored the first volume of Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja, and was excited to jump into the next trade paperback.  This second volume, Little Hits, collects issues 6-11 of the series.  And bro, it futzing delivered.

No need to beat around the bush — I loved this book.  Not only did Little Hits continue & expand upon everything that was great with My Life was a Weapon, it took what few issues I may have had with the first volume and fixed them nicely. Continue reading

To Quote the Poets — Monstress #1 is Pretty Amazeballs

Monstress is a new comic series written by Marjorie Liu with art by Sana Takeda.  The pair had previously worked together on X-23, and have rejoined forces to create an original, creator-owned property for Image Comics described thusly:

Set in an alternate 1900’s Asia, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power…a connection that will transform them both, and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers…

The 66-page, triple-sized first issue was just released yesterday, and I loved it.  I have heretofore mostly stuck with reading collected editions and trade paperbacks of comic books, but I pre-ordered Monstress #1 on a whim when I saw the gorgeous artwork by Sana Takeda.  The series’ unique visual style blends Eastern aesthetics with art deco and a dash of steampunk for good measure.

Monstress #1 Cover Art (via Image Comics)

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