With Krysten Ritter’s eventual return as Jessica Jones across the Netflix sector of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character’s name has never been bigger. So it’s only natural for Marvel Comics to bring the popular character back, having Jessica’s creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos to return as writer and artist, respectively. What took so long for the new series to come about was that Bendis wanted to “get the band back together,” teaming up he and Gaydos with David Mack as the third leg of the former Alias table, creating the cover art. The team has irked some folks who find that an all-male team for a solo comic of a female protagonist rather backwards thinking, particularly when Bendis is already writing Riri Williams, a young black female replacement for Tony Stark’s Iron Man in a company that has no black women writers.
Despite all that, the storyline for Jessica Jones is intriguing: “Jessica’s world has blown up in her face. … You’re going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we’re slowly going to find out why.” As the Marvel Universe went from one major event to the next, a lot of smaller stories were falling through the cracks, which Bendis took note of. Now, with Jessica Jones #1 due to hit stores in the fall, the intention is that she’s going to be that investigator who solves and ties off many of the forgotten story threads of Secret Wars and beyond. Either way, more Jessica Jones is better than less, so shut up and take my money. Meanwhile, Krysten Ritter will be filming The Defenders team-up series and her second season of Jessica Jones back-to-back later this year.