2:28pm PT by George Johnston
Marvel Launching New Jessica Jones Comic Book Series
After more than a decade without her own book, Marvel is unleashing a new Jessica Jones comic book series.
The comic will be shepherded by Jessica Jones creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, with David Mack providing covers, Marvel announced Monday.
Since being introduced with her series Alias, which ran from 2001-2004, the private investigator (and failed superhero) has gone on to star in her own Netflix series, Jessica Jones, with Krysten Ritter playing the lead. The biggest surprise for viewers of the show who are not familiar with her comic book history might be her marriage to Luke Cage, with whom she shares a daughter, Danielle, named for Cage's best friend and fellow superhero Danny Rand (Iron Fist).
The new comic book series, titled Jessica Jones, will feature the character tracking down mysteries left unsolved by some of the biggest recent events in the Marvel Universe.
"We're going to open up a book where Jessica's world has blown up in her face," Bendis told IGN of the new series. "She's at a place you'll least expect her. You're going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we're slowly going to find out why. I do like writing Jessica where we have to figure out 'why this has happened.'"
When last seen in the comics, Jones was back in the private-eye game, investigating Miles Morales (Spider-Man) for his grandmother in Spider-Man No. 5.
Jessica Jones will launch this fall under the Marvel NOW! banner.