When you think of Marvel superheroes on the big or small screen, certain names come to mind, from Spider-Man and Iron Man to Rocket Racoon. Lately you've been hearing a new name... Jessica Jones. Who is she? What does she do? Is she an Avenger? Why should I care about this Jessica Jones person? Well she's one of the most badass superheroes in the business. This list will teach you the basics of Jessica Jones, the most in-demand P.I. in all of Marvel.
Jessica Jones is a relatively new character, but she's done a lot in her limited time. She's been an Avenger, a private eye, a solo hero, a wife, and a mother. She's strong, intelligent, snarky, tough, and won't take crap from anybody... even her husband, Luke Cage. Jessica Jones is an innovative character who is unusual in a lot ways, and this list will give you the primer you need.There's so much to learn about this fantastic character before you watch the Netflix show. These basics and bits of trivia about the character represent 15 reasons Jessica Jones is one of the most badass characters in comics.
She Helped Usher In The R-Rated Side of Marvel
Marvel Comics broke the outdated Comics Code Authority in 2001, establishing Marvel MAX, an R-rated, adult-themed line where pretty much anything was fair game. This is where the Punisher could be seeing actually doing all manner of horrors on criminals, where Deadpool could get away with any language he wanted, where sex, drugs, and violence were welcomed. Alias, Jones's book, was one of the first Marvel Max titles, running for 28 issues from 2001-2004.
She Was There When A Radioactive Spider Bit Peter Parker
Not only did Marvel intermingle Jessica Jones into the fabric of the Marvel Universe years after the fact with a few lines of clever dialogue, they also put her in front and center at one of the biggest moments in comic history. Not only did Jessica Jones go to high school with Peter Parker, she also had a little crush on him, and she was on the field trip that turned him into Spider-Man.Yeah, that radioactive Spider was biting Peter just as Jessica was Jonesing for him (get that Jones pun?).
She Was Initially A Version of Spider-Woman
The title Jessica Jones debuted in, Alias, was originally going to be about Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman. Marvel was uncomfortable having an established character in a more grown-up, darker book, however, so creator Brian Michael Bendis invented a totally new hero, changing Jessica Drew to Jessica Jones. This allowed him to up the ante, making Alias even grittier and more mature. Plus, now Jessica Drew and Jessica Jones are pals.
She Once Ripped Off J. Jonah Jameson For Charity
In a bit of embezzlement that would make Robin Hood proud, Jessica Jones totally ripped of J. Jonah Jameson. The Daily Bugle head honcho once hired Jessica Jones to investigate to find Spider-Man's identity. She took the assignment, billed Jonah for all manner of things, and used the money to help fund soup kitchens, orphanages, and hospitals. Like a boss.