Jessica Jones, Vol. 1: Uncaged! by Brian Michael Bendis

Jessica Jones, Vol. 1: Uncaged!

After a decade, Jessica Jones is back in her own solo series! A lot has changed in the Marvel Universe and there are many secrets hiding in the shadows - secrets only a special woman like Jessica Jones can hope to uncover. Alias Investigations is open for business, and of all the many mysteries to discover, her new case may be the most dangerous one! This blistering new se...

Title:Jessica Jones, Vol. 1: Uncaged!
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ISBN:1302906356
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:136 pages

Jessica Jones, Vol. 1: Uncaged! Reviews

  • Artemy Nizovtsev
    Mar 08, 2017

    Sadly, Bendis couldn't live up to the greatness of Alias with this new Jessica Jones series. The original comic was a masterpiece, one of the best works by Bendis along with Daredevil and Scarlet. Unfortunately, this one feels like a stupid cash grab. Where Alias was a deeply personal and disturbing story of Jessica's past, JJ: Uncaged is an unnecessary and heavy-handed commentary on the state of the Marvel Universe right now. And yes, the original series was in-continuity, too, but it didn't de

    Sadly, Bendis couldn't live up to the greatness of Alias with this new Jessica Jones series. The original comic was a masterpiece, one of the best works by Bendis along with Daredevil and Scarlet. Unfortunately, this one feels like a stupid cash grab. Where Alias was a deeply personal and disturbing story of Jessica's past, JJ: Uncaged is an unnecessary and heavy-handed commentary on the state of the Marvel Universe right now. And yes, the original series was in-continuity, too, but it didn't depend on it. Here, we have everything from Captain Marvel and her Civil War 2 role, to Hydra & SHIELD, to The Spot, to Luke Cage & Iron Fist hanging out, and the next arc even promises something about the secrets of Maria Hill (yawn). But nothing about Jessica. Even the intriguing start of the series was a dud and had nothing to do with her personal life.

    The series may look like the real deal, thanks to Michael Gaydos and Matt Hollingsworth's artwork and David Mack's gorgeous covers. But it doesn't feel like a Jessica Jones comic, because Bendis is not the great writer he used to be, and he doesn't have anything new to add to Jessica's complex story. So if, like me, you're a huge fan of the character, prepare to be disappointed.

  • Omar J
    Mar 17, 2017

    4.5****

    Wow. This is so much more complex than I thought it would be. I finally find a story that delves into the human side of these heroes. It shows the effects of their actions, their family issues and the truth.

    The covers are really stunning and if the story keeps heading the way I think it is, Bendis is doing one hell of a job.

  • Arya Stark
    Dec 17, 2016

    Was pretty ok love the art work, the original series is better although the cameos this time round are better.

  • Sesana
    May 29, 2017

    Not quite as good as Alias had been, and I'm not sure I'm totally into the direction the story is going. But still a bit more than merely decent.

  • C.E. Case
    Mar 14, 2017

    It's not great, and it's confusing to someone who hasn't read Civil War II (which I haven't). But it's nice. It's snarky and depressed Jessica and it's total Bechdel-passing. I'm glad it's here. I'll keep reading.

  • James DeSantis
    Jun 09, 2017

    Jessica Jones is back! The original team is on board! Woot woot! This has to be amazing right? Well it's been years, and Bendis has written many many MANY comics over the years. Some not loved by the comic community (X-men in particular) but I've always been a fan of most of his work. Even at his worst I still say he's decent. However I read Alias last year and LOVED it so I decided to give this a try? Results? mixed!

    What I liked: Love the original's artwork returning. Loved the fact they want

    Jessica Jones is back! The original team is on board! Woot woot! This has to be amazing right? Well it's been years, and Bendis has written many many MANY comics over the years. Some not loved by the comic community (X-men in particular) but I've always been a fan of most of his work. Even at his worst I still say he's decent. However I read Alias last year and LOVED it so I decided to give this a try? Results? mixed!

    What I liked: Love the original's artwork returning. Loved the fact they want mature rating, and didn't feel the need to have as many curses. I love being inside Jessica's head again and her panels of interrogation and such were great. I also was intrigued with the storyline of Luke Cage.

    What I didn't like: Why can't we stick to smaller cases. Why is this BIG case Jones has to do. She's a detective yet we're making her have cases that can change the world completely? I wish they went way smaller case. Also they try to build mystery behind why Jones is fighting with Luke but it feels a bit forced IMO.

    Overall I enjoyed the return of Jessica Jones. I do love her as a character. I like the stories she usually does. I hope next one we have smaller cases but have a feeling they're going to go even BIGGER and I dunno how I feel about that. Still, this was fun, and I'm going stick with a 3 out of 5. A solid return but not a great one.

  • Molly
    Jun 09, 2017

    Four stars not because it wasn't a great, well-told volume, but because the end is just so damn sad. C'mon, Marvel, can't Jessica Jones catch a break? Just once? Maybe in volume two... sigh.

  • Sam Quixote
    Jun 21, 2017

    So after reading this book I can confidently say I don’t give a fudgey-fudge about Jessica Jones!

    JJ’s in prison for some reason! Her marriage to Luke Cage is on the skids and she’s hidden her baby with her ma for some reason! Intrigue? Mystery? Snores!

    As I’ve only read the first JJ book, Alias, way back when (it centred around a VHS tape that revealed Steve Rogers was Captain America - yeah, it was a loooong time ago!), I wondered if I’d missed a bunch of stuff which explained why she was in th

    So after reading this book I can confidently say I don’t give a fudgey-fudge about Jessica Jones!

    JJ’s in prison for some reason! Her marriage to Luke Cage is on the skids and she’s hidden her baby with her ma for some reason! Intrigue? Mystery? Snores!

    As I’ve only read the first JJ book, Alias, way back when (it centred around a VHS tape that revealed Steve Rogers was Captain America - yeah, it was a loooong time ago!), I wondered if I’d missed a bunch of stuff which explained why she was in the hoosegow and fighting with Cage; but nah, it’s all new stuff for this book. Compelling? Not really. More like confusing and mildly annoying.

    And, honestly, I couldn’t care less about the state of her marriage or her prison crap especially as it’s all part and parcel of a convoluted plan with Captain Marvel to capture some no-name villain who wants to do generically evil stuff. As usual Brian Bendis crams the pages with too much dialogue and too little character action. JJ’s “bad girl” schtick is so forced here too while everyone else comes off as bland. Bore-pants!

    The original Alias artist Michael Gaydos (giggles immaturely) is back and, yeah, I still don’t love his art. It’s coarse and rough and irritating. And it gets everywhere! … Alright, maybe quoting that cinematic masterpiece Attack of the Clones isn’t 100% accurate but you know what I mean. It looks as goopy and unappealing as George Lucas’s writing. The David Mack covers are pretty baller though.

    One part of the story intrigued me: the subplot about the murderer who claims to remember life in a different universe. He says he knows about superheroes conspiring to blow up other universes to save their own, referencing Jonathan Hickman’s Illuminati storyline in New Avengers that culminated in Secret Wars. Who is this dude and how does he have this knowledge? I wish we had those answers in this book because I’m not interested enough to keep reading this series to find out.

    Jessica Jones, Volume 1: Uncaged! is yawners. I recommend doing the dishes instead. Or maybe reading the original Alias series. Either way don’t bother with this one.


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