Jessica Jones Month: AKA Civil War

Posted: November 3, 2015 in Comic Book Breakdowns
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Welcome back to Day 13 of Jessica Jones Month everyone! After almost two weeks of talking about how cool the character is, and how powerful she could have potentially been, it’s a shame to see that Marvel had her running for the hills when the going got tough during the events of Civil War.

He doesn’t look like Jessica Jones. Image taken from comicvine.com

Let me explain: this was around the time both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were new parents. Their daughter, Danielle, had just recently been born, and superheroes all across the country were starting to rise up against one another. Iron Man and Ms. Marvel, both supporters of the Superhuman Registration Act, visited the pair and practically begged them to register themselves under the new government law. Luke and Jessica refused (the sticking point for a lot of people in this instance seems to be how Luke compared the act to Jim Crow/slavery).

So, the two essentially made fugitives out of themselves and their infant child. Now what? Time to defend what they believe in, kick some Iron Man-led Avengers ass? Absolutely!

Except no, not really. Only Luke went on to join Captain America’s Secret Avengers team; Jessica, on the other hand, took off for Canada with Danielle. Wait, what? I get that they would want baby Danielle to stay safe, but you mean to tell me that there wasn’t a family member or something who could babysit? The baby wouldn’t have been better protected surrounded by super powered people? Granted, those super powered people also lost the fight, but before that, it would’ve seemed like a better idea than simply running to Canada.

Jessica did eventually come back to the States to fight with Luke, despite the fact that he specifically warned her about an impending alien invasion, and eventually had Danielle stolen from her. Whoops.

Why couldn’t Jessica have fought in the Civil War? Was no one at Marvel able to write cool fight scenes for her? Let me know, either in the comments below or with a tweet through that widget on the left. Better yet,like the Comic Books vs The World Facebook page, and subscribe to the official Youtube channel to keep up with all the latest on Comic Books vs The World. Keep coming back for more of Jessica Jones Month!

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