hello darkness,my old friend,
This review is from: Alias Volume 1 TPB: v. 1 (Paperback)
In three letters -WOW!
Not since the seminal 'Watchmen' has a writer so sharply captured the vulernable underbelly of the 'superhero' mythos. 'Alias' is Jessica Jones , a former Avenger (Bendis re-writes comic history to fir his creation) who has given up superheroics and turned private eye. One particular assignment turns out to be a set-up involving politics and a major superhero. The plot is good, excellent even.
But this is not what makes 'Alias' stand out so much. It is the heroine herself, aflawed, lonely woman, not above one-night stands but yearning for love, ready to take on a seedy adultery case but also strong enough to risk her life for what she believes is right. She is a cynic who dreams still, a dreamer who wakes up to a dull nightmare every morning.
I fell in love with Alias within the first thirty pages. I ordered the second collection two days after receiving the first.
Thank you Mr Bendis, for writing a work which moved me .