Cover Art Revealed For Marvel's Jessica Jones Original Comic Series Re-Release
Marvel have released previews of the cover art for the reprinted collections of the comic book series that inspired the new Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
Alias by Brian Michael Bendis originally appeared under the Marvel MAX imprint. The 28-issue series followed the fortunes of a former superhero, Jessica Jones, who hung up her cape after a traumatic episode and instead set out as a private detective in New York's Hell's Kitchen. The story is aimed at a more adult audience than Marvel's usual fare, exploring a disturbing episode in Jessica's past at the hands of former spy-turned-supervillain Zebediah Killgrave.
The new volumes will be released with new covers by original series cover artist David Mack and will hit stores in September. However, if you can't wait that long the digital version of the collections will be available via ComiXology.com in June.
Writer Bendis said, “I am over the moon excited about the re-release of the Jessica Jones story. These new collections, with brand new David Mack covers, celebrate the history of the character, while at the same time open the door for a new audience that will discover her through Netflix. David Mack’s covers are an essential part of the show’s DNA. With his work featured on the show’s credits, these covers will be the visual connection between the graphic novels and the show.”
UK: Pre order AKA Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 Paperback
Collecting ALIAS #11-15
All she ever wanted was to be a super hero. But life had other plans for Jessica Jones. Now, the adventures of the would-be Avenger turned bitter super-powered private eye continue with two new cases. First, Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumoured to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town — but a murder mystery and a drunken, ill-advised fling complicate matters. Then, the hard-luck PI goes on a date with…the Astonishing Ant-Man?!
UK: Pre order AKA Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 2 Paperback
A.K.A. Jessica Jones is currently filming in New York for a release on Netflix in late 2015. The series stars Krysten Ritter in the title role with David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage (soon to be the subject of his own Netflix series). A.K.A. Jessica Jones is adapted by Melissa Rosenberg for Marvel Television and ABC Studios.