Jessica Jones: Blind Spot is getting a print re-issue in 2020. The digital series written by Kelly Thompson and illustrated by Mattia De Iulis spent a significant amount of time in the ComiXology Top 25 with each new release before it was released as a trade paperback in 2018, and now, readers will have the chance to take in the story in yet another format: physical single issues.
Thompson was tapped by Jessica Jones creator Brian Michael Bendis to take on the character, for good reason; Blind Spot and Purple Daughter have both received widespread critical acclaim. Purple Daughter, which deals with Jessica digging deep into her past with the Purple Man after the daughter she shares with Luke Cage comes home purple-skinned, was released as a trade paperback in May.
Blind Spot picks up in the time before Purple Daughter, after the Purple Man is gone. When a woman whose case Jessica fumbled at Alias Investigations turns up dead in her office, she becomes the prime suspect in the woman’s murder. She enlists Dr. Strange for help, and things get increasingly complicated from there.
Marvel opting to release this story in three different formats is interesting. It’s similar to the TKO Studios approach of binge-releasing comics in digital, trade, and complete mini-series formats all at the same time. However, Marvel’s approach seems to signify a desire to re-introduce these runs to fans who might have missed them when they were digital-only, by releasing them in a new format months later.
With Thompson heading up major series like the current, critically-acclaimed Captain Marvel run, it makes sense that the publisher would want to capitalize on her popularity and bring in more readers — but is a serialized mini-series the way to go when the trade is already available, especially when Marvel dropped the ball on promoting these digital series to begin with?
The Jessica Jones: Blind Spot six-issue mini-series debuts in January 2020. To read the comic digitally, click here.
JESSICA JONES #1 & #2 (OF 6)
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by MATTIA DE IULIUS
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO
Variant Covers by MARTIN SIMMONDS
BLINDSPOT – Parts 1 & 2
ISSUE #1: Jessica Jones was once the costumed super hero known as Jewel. She sucked at it. Now she’s a private investigator at her own firm, Alias Investigations. She sucks less at that. With the Purple Man gone, her relationship with her husband, Luke Cage, and their daughter, Danielle, is better than ever. But her past always comes knocking, and when a woman whose case she fumbled winds up dead on her office floor, Jessica goes from private investigator to prime suspect. Can she find the real killer and clear her name?
The critically acclaimed Marvel Digital Original series by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis, released for the first time as a print mini-series!
ISSUE #2: After being brutally attacked in her office, Jessica turns to Doctor Strange to help her find the target. But he may discover more than Jessica bargained for…