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Here's everything you need to know about the hard-drinking superhero and the shows that are coming after her.
All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones season one will land on Netflix on November 20.
Who is Jessica Jones?
Marvel Comics superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis created Jessica Jones for the adult-oriented comic Alias, which had nothing to do with Jennifer Garner. Jones, who gained powers after a classic chemical spill that also left her an orphan, was retconned into continuity with a backstory tying into the past of various iconic superheroes.
She was cast as a classmate of Peter Parker's (hell, she even had a crush on him) and was inspired by his crimefighting as Spider-Man to become a superhero too - taking on the identity of Jewel. Yes, Jewel. »
Here’s an interesting one – Marvel has announced that the character Patricia Walker will be appearing in their Netflix show Aka Jessica Jones. In the comics, she eventually became the superhero Hellcat.
Hellcat, in the comics, is a member of both the Defenders and the Avengers at various points. She is gifted with telekinesis, psychic resistance, retractable claws and some respectable martial arts skills. Intriguingly, she fought alongside Doctor Strange in one of her first adventures.
However, it seems that the show – for starters, at least – will be sticking closer to Patricia’s origins in the humour and romance comic book titles of the 1940s. It took from 1944 until 1976 for her transformation into Hellcat to take place, so it’s not too surprising that Marvel Studios aren’t starting at that point. »
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