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Marvel and ‘Alias’ Team Band Together For New ‘Jessica Jones’ Comic Series

The first season of the Netflix series is currently available on the streaming service.

Krysten Ritter in "Marvel's Jessica Jones."

Krysten Ritter in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”

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Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” series premiered on the streaming service in November of last year to widespread critical acclaim, with many claiming that it was one of the best installments in the Marvel media franchise. While Netflix renewed the series for a second season in January, Marvel Comics have announced that the character will now receive her own new comic series.

The series will reunite writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, the creators of the character, along with cover artist David Mack, all three of whom previously created Marvel’s “Alias” comic series, the basis for the “Jessica Jones” TV series.

READ MORE: Review: Here’s What Makes ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Season 1 So, So Important

As for what fans can expect in the new series, Bendis promises there will be a few surprises. In an interview with IGN, Bendis says that they’re “going to open up a book where Jessica’s world has blown up in her face. She’s at a place you’ll least expect her. You’re going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we’re slowly going to find out why. I do like writing Jessica where we have to figure out ‘why this has happened.'”

The “Jessica Jones” Netflix series stars Krysten Ritter as the former superhero. She previously starred in the ABC sitcom “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” She also had a memorable recurring role on “Breaking Bad,” along with recent appearances in Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip,” the “Veronica Mars” movie, and Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes.”

READ MORE: ‘Jessica Jones’: Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg Warns That Change Is Coming to Season Two of Netflix’s Marvel Show

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