Jessica Jones: Blind Spot by author Kelly Thompson, Illustrations Mattia de Lulis
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot is a Marvel digital exclusive that contains three double length issues.
Blind Spot was basically a test for writer Kelly Thompson. Up until this run nobody but Jessica Jones creator Brian Michael Bendis had written Jessica Jones. Thompson was entrusted with this incredible tasks and she nails it.
I’ll admit it, I’m biased. I really love Thompson and everything I’ve read of hers so far. She’s a seriously great up and coming author for Marvel and I can’t wait to see how high her career will go.
So going in to Jessica Jones I had a kind of high bar set and I think she rose to it. Jessica Jones is a favorite character of mine as well. She’s grumpy and disgruntled and resentful of her powers. She’s not the sexy one but she’s all badass. And she managed to bag Luke Cage, one of the hottest characters in all of Marvel-dom.
Blind Spot starts with Jones finding a dead girl in her private detective office. Of course she’s arrested as the killer and brought in for questioning. The cops learn that Jones is only held in chains if she chooses to remain in chains.
She’s super strong but she’s not an idiot, she knows breaking out of custody is not always the best idea.
She is, however, vulnerable to bullets. A shot to the head takes her down right proper.
The rest of the run follows her as she has no idea how she’s alive and is trying to solve the mystery of who is killing D list female heroes in New York. She also doesn’t really like being on the so called D list.
She briefly pairs up with Elsa Bloodstone. I had never heard of her before but after seeing her in action here I really want to see more of her.
You can’t beat that level of awesome. She just backflip kicked a monster’s head off! Look at that grace!
As a whole the run is a solid mystery story with plenty of action and drama. Jones is her usual balance of sarcastic and competent as she follows clues to find the bad guy.
She is the star here. The spotlight is on her the whole time and Thompson does a great job with setting up Jones’ future.
The end of the run does have a strong cliffhanger so I can’t wait to read the next one to see what happens next. Of course The Purple Man will be involved and he’s one of my all time favorite villains so keep an eye out for a future review at some point.
If you love strong female protagonists who aren’t diminished by their male counterparts then look no further! Jessica Jones willl continue to grow in popularity and I don’t see her books going anywhere for the foreseeable future. She is the future.
4/5 purple hearts 💜💜💜💜
For more Elsa Bloodstone check out Bloodstone.
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