Jessica Jones: AKA Skrull? Pt. 2

Posted: November 6, 2015 in Comic Book Breakdowns
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Welcome back to Day 15 of Jessica Jones Month everyone!

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Luke visits with Norman. Image taken from New Avengers #48 via marvel.com

Yesterday, we talked about Jessica Jones potentially being an alien shapeshifter hellbent on destroying Earth, only to rediscover that she actually wasn’t an alien. Confusing at best, a weak cop out at worst, since a large number of potential Skrulls turned out to actually be the real deal the whole time. However, Marvel almost saved face in this “are they?/aren’t they?” scenario with Jessica’s child, Danielle.

Remember how I mentioned yesterday that Danielle was kidnapped by a Skrull version of Jarvis towards the end of Secret Invasion? In the pages of New Avengers #48-49, readers found out that Skrull Jarvis was actually going to transport Danielle off world (because babies make good end-of-war hostages I guess?). However, thanks to the combined efforts of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and even Norman Osborn, Luke Cage and Jessica were able to track down the Skrull and take it out before it left with their baby.

However, there was a slight problem. You see, Danielle’s eyes flashed green for a split second after her rescue, with the panel accompanied by the traditional “To Be Continued…” text that appears everywhere nowadays. So, was/is Danielle a Skrull? Turns out, no, she isn’t/wasn’t. While I can’t find the exact issue that said she was human, literally every other source I have at my disposal says she’s not only a human, but in one future even becomes Captain America. So what was the point of her eyes changing colors, you may ask? Absolutely nothing. Go figure.

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Skrull Jarvis dies. Image taken from New Avengers #49 via marvel.com

What a cop out ending for that potential plot line. How would you have handled it differently? Would you have done anything different? 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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