Rayborn, Tim and Abigail Keyes, eds. Jessica Jones, Scarred Superhero Essays on gender, trauma and addiction in the netflix series. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-6684-6
BibTeX citation key: Rayborn2018
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Keywords: "Alias", Adaptation, Bendis. Brian Michael, Collection of essays, Crime comics, Gaydos. Michael, Superhero, TV, USA
Creators: Keyes, Rayborn
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
Jessica Jones barged onto our screens in November 2015, courtesy of Marvel and Netflix, presenting a hard-drinking protagonist who wrestles with her own inner (and outer) demons. Gaining enhanced abilities as a teenager, she eschews the “super costume” and is far more concerned with the problems of daily life. But when Jessica falls under the control of a villain, her life changes forever.
Based on the comic book Alias, the show won a large following and critical acclaim for its unflinching look at subjects like abuse, trauma, PTSD, rape culture, alcoholism, drug addiction, victims’ plight and family conflicts.
This collection of new essays offers insight into the show’s complex themes and story lines.
Table of Contents
Robert G. Weiner: Foreword: The Not Quite Super Jessica Jones (1)
Daniel Binns: “Even you can break”: Jessica Jones as Femme Fatale (13)
About the Contributors (235)
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