Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones became much more than just another superhero TV show when it debuted back in 2015. This was a serious show about serious issues that just happened to exist within a superhero context. The character, played by Krysten Ritter, was complex and nuanced and unlike anyone else appearing in anywhere else the MCU.
Jones was a tortured and isolated soul — character traits attributable to multiple past traumas: an accident that killed her family, medical experiments that gave her incredible powers, and a prolonged psychological assault by a mind-controlling monster named Kilgrave.
Jessica Jones resonated with audiences, particularly female viewers, who identified with her struggles and her survival from the abuses by her tormentor, Kilgrave. Jones turned to alcohol and embraced anger to help her cope with the PTSD, shutting friends and allies in the process. The character also emerged as a symbol for change way before the current #MeToo movement. The second season of Jessica Jones promises to double-down on the exploration of her inner struggles.
Initial reviews of Jessica Jones Season 2 have been positive (it’s currently sitting at 76% on Rotten Tomatoes). Most reviewers cite Ritter’s performance as exceptional and the major reason to watch (there are also concerns about sluggish pacing, which has marked most of the Marvel-Netflix shows to-date).
Netflix recently released the titles for each of this season’s 13 episodes, which provided terse insight into this season’s flashback/serial killer storyline. Today, on the show’s official Twitter account, a video was posted that contains 13 beautifully-illustrated, pulp-style comic book covers for each episode:
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) March 5, 2018
Here’s the list of episode titles and the corresponding artists names, as appears in the video (I apologize if there are any misspellings, the video is a bit grainy at times):
- AKA Start at the Beginning: Stephanie Hans
- AKA Freak Accident: Jen Bartel
- AKA Sole Survivor: Elizabeth Torque
- AKA God Help The Hobo: Kate Niemczyk
- AKA The Octopus: Colleen Doran
- AKA Facetime: Erica Henderson
- AKA I Want Your Cray Cray: Audrey Mok
- AKA Ain’t We Got Fun: Joyce Chin
- AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed: Jenny Frison
- AKA Pork Chop: Amy Reeder
- AKA Three Lives and Counting: Ema Lupcchino
- AKA Pray for My Patsy: June Brigman
- AKA Playland: Annie Wu
The art is awesome and definitely fits with the gritty interior art style from Marvel’s Michael Gaydos, who illustrated each of writer-creator Brian Michael Bendis’ Alias series, which established Jessica Jones in the Marvel Comics’ continuity.
Are you planning to binge the entire second season of Jessica Jones this weekend? Let us know in the comments down below!
Jessica Jones Season 2 hits Netflix on March 8, 2018.
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