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New Jessica Jones series kicks off Marvel’s digital-only initiative

Marvel is kicking off a line of digital-only comics available through ComiXology, starting with Jessica Jones.

Following the departure of Brian Michael Bendis from Marvel Comics, one of the many questions on everybody’s minds was, “what about Jessica Jones?” Bendis assured us his hand-picked successor was “amazing,” but that was all we heard of it for some time. Today, we learned of a new Jessica Jones series, kicking off with a story called Blind Spot.

Blind Spot will be written by Kelly Thompson and drawn by Mattia de Lulis. Even more interestingly than that creative duo on a former Bendis brainchild is that Jessica Jones will be the first series to kick off what’s called the Marvel Digital Originals initiative, a series of digital-only comics available through ComiXology. Marvel editor Nick Lowe told IGN, “There’s a huge audience out there — not just on the Netflix front but on ABC, Freeform, Hulu, etc. — that experience these characters digitally. In fact, it was hard not to notice when characters like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist were some of our biggest sellers in the digital marketplace. That was the inspiration for the Kaare Andrews/Afu Chan’s Iron Fists digital strategy and this next big step for us.”

Check out Marvel’s official synopsis and the cover art for Jessica Jones: Blind Spot below:

BLIND SPOT Part 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? A DOUBLE-SIZED Marvel Digital Original you don’t want to miss!


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