Jessica Jones Month: AKA Skrull?

Posted: November 5, 2015 in Comic Book Breakdowns
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WARNING: Spoilers ahead

Welcome back to Day 14 of Jessica Jones Month everyone! After taking a break yesterday, I realized how badly Jessica screwed up by participating in the Marvel company crossover event Secret Invasion. Not only does she sort of break up with Luke Cage, aka the one man who would lay his life on the line for her, after the Civil War, but she also endangered the life of her newborn, Danielle Cage, later in the miniseries (but more on that later…).

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The “heroes” return to Earth. Image taken from Secret Invasion #1, via marvel.com

In the very first issue of Secret Invasion, a large Skrull ship crashlands in the middle of the Michael Crichton/history mashup known as the Savage Land, carrying a large number of Marvel heroes wearing old versions of their costumes. One of these heroes appeared to be Jessica Jones, still wearing her Jewel costume (hinting that, if it were really her, then she was never tortured by Purple Man or gave up being a superhero). Luke, however, doesn’t buy it, refusing to accept the idea of anyone from the Skrull ship being who they claim to be.

By the time the fifth issue rolls around, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four manages to throw together a device capable of showing the Skrulls in their true form, regardless of whatever advancements they made to their shapshifting powers. As it turns out, the Jessica on the Skrull ship was (surprise!) a Skrull. Luke only glanced in her direction before turning away sadly, allowing one of Ka-Zar’s tigers to eat the still-living Skrull version of Jewel.

In issue #7, the real Jessica Jones is watching a news broadcast of the invading Skrull force, forcing her to leave baby Danielle behind in Stark Tower with Jarvis while she battles the aliens. Turns out though, Jarvis is also a Skrull! Not only that, but he kidnaps Danielle after the Skrulls lose. But does it matter, since Danielle might also be a Skrull? Then again, maybe she isn’t. Check back in next time to find out!

Jessica, a Skrull? What kind of alternate timeline could Marvel have come up with if they decided to make her the real Jessica Jones? Let me know what you think, 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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