UK: OUT NOW - Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 1 Re-Release



The first volume of the reprinted collection of the comic book series that inspired the new Marvel / Netflix series Jessica Jones is out now in the UK.


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.


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 fans can buy Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 1 online here.


About Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 1

Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero — but not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, she never found her niche. The self destructive would-be Avenger is now the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations — a small, private investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero’s true identity, Jessica’s life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help?

This issue is released in the USA on 22nd September and can be pre ordered here.


Further reading:

USA: Pre order AKA Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 2 Paperback 
UK: Pre order AKA Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 2 Paperback 


The 13-part TV series, Marvel's Jessica Jones, inspired by the comics, stars Krysten Ritter and David Tennant and launches exclusively on Netflix on 20th October.



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