Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. I (issues #1-9) is a noir style graphic novel focused on Jessica Jones, a retired super hero. Sure she still has her super powers, but running around in a costume 515+A0ri85L._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_saving the world wasn’t her cup of tea. Laying low from public life, she earns her living running the Alias detective agency.

Being a P.I. isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Jealous spouses want their partners followed, and when they find out the truth they blame Jessica. She’s only doing her job, right?

One day she finds herself with a new kind of case, one which might threaten her life.

I really connected with the anti-heroine in this novel. Sure she has some paltry super powers, but she’s not rich, she’s got flaws, she’s lonely, and there is something dark she’s hiding from.

Through it all, under her gruff exterior, Jessica just wants to help people. I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series takes her.

If you need a break from your studies, but can’t commit to a full length novel, the graphic novel form is great alternative. Jessica Jones: Alias is available for checkout in our Graphic Novel collection.

Review written by Rebecca H.