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Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Mattia De Iulis
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Maturity Rating: Mature
Release Date: January 29th, 2020

Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2 is a dramatic issue, full of that classic snark, a ticked off private eye, and dozens of Marvel cameos.

 

Higher Stakes Than Ever in Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2

After the first issue of this series, it’s safe to say that fans have been eagerly looking forward to Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2. Jessica’s latest case has turned out to be a whole lot more dangerous than expected, and that has only slightly given us all a panic attack.

Before I dive into this review, I have a quick note/reminder. Jessica Jones: Blind Spot has already been released once before, in digital format. Marvel is currently in the process of re-releasing the series in print format. And I couldn’t be more excited about that fact.

Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2 (Marvel Comics) main cover by Valerio Giangiordano
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2 (Marvel Comics) main cover by Valerio Giangiordano

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Jessica Jones has a talent for attracting danger and chaos. It just can’t stay away from her. Or vice versa. That being said, this is perhaps the most surprising plot arc yet, as Jessica is strong-armed into a whole new case.

Writing

Jessica Jones: Blind Spot is a brilliantly intense miniseries, and thus, it really does deserve all of the extra attention this re-release is going to bring to it. Jessica’s snark and sass are stronger than ever, and I feel like we should give that credit to Kelly Thompson.

Honestly? There was so much to love about Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2. I promise I’ll try to not spend all day gushing about it. First, the plot itself is rich and intense—with Jessica being forced to take on a case that resonates so deeply with her character.

The cameos are another highlight—and trust me, there are a lot of them, from Luke Cage (duh) to Captain Marvel, and then all the way to Doctor Strange (and yes, I am intentionally leaving some names out of this list—spoilers!). They’re a combination of endearing or hilarious, depending on which character is on the pages at any given time. A delightful side effect of all of those appearances is we got an inside look at how Jones responds/thinks about many Marvel characters.

As always, the writing for Jessica Jones is on point. She’s probably not the easiest character to write about, but when she’s done right, she’s absolutely amazing. Just look at her past series and you’ll see exactly what I mean by that. And it’s safe to say that Jessica Jones: Blind Spot was done right.

Art

The artwork in Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2 is another one of those highlights that I really wanted to talk about. The lines and colors are so rich, full of a variety of expressions and emotions, vibrant settings, and so much more.

As with the first issue, Mattia De Iulis was the lead artist and colorist for this issue. It’s hard to express how wonderful a job they did here. Consider that cliffhanger ending for the last issue. Now consider the reactions of Luke Cage to said event. Yeah. That’s a lot of emotion to cram into just a few pages. And that’s only the beginning.

Then there’s the mystical, which does make an appearance in this issue (Doctor Strange, remember?). It was intense and intricate while having a seriously comical edge at times. It was an ideal balance and one that was highly entertaining.

Working alongside De Iulis is VC’s Cory Petit, who provided the lettering for this issue. They did a standout job, unsurprisingly. There was a lot of information to go over here, and only a short period of time in which to do so.

Conclusion

Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2 was everything fans could hope for, living up to the expectations from the first issue, and carrying it forward. This is an intense and entertaining series. But it’s also not the sort that’s taking itself too seriously. Between that and Jessica’s snark, you’ll find plenty of room for levity in this otherwise dark series.

For those of you too anxious to wait for the next issue (I don’t blame you there), do remember that you can pick up the digital version of this series at any point you’d like. Though, also, do feel free to pick up the physical copy, as this run is one worth supporting.


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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