Brian Michael Bendis created Jessica Jones, along with artist Michael Gaydos, so it is fair to say, he's more invested in the outcome of the Netflix series than anyone else. Ever since the show was announced 2013, Bendis has kept relatively quiet about it, but after seeing some of the show recently he felt compelled to share his excitement.
"The show is so good," Bendis wrote on his official Tumblr page. "I have seen the first couple of episodes and because I didn’t work on it directly I can say this with full no ego fanfare: I loved it!!"
Before you say, "Of course he did," understand that Jessica Jones is part of Bendis' DNA. He's going to be the show's toughest critic. "A bad Jessica Jones show would have hurt me deeply," Bendis added.
Fortunately for him, and us, Jessica Jones sounds like it's as respectful of the source material as Netflix's first foray into the comic book genre: Daredevil. "It is faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show," Bendis described. "The mean streets of Marvel-Netflix from a different perspective than Matt’s but at the same time… it all fits. Just like the comics on their best day. And just like Netflix DD, the look of the show is cracklin’ noir but with its own palette."
And the compliments didn't end there. Bendis heaped plenty of praise upon two of the show's stars. "Krysten Ritter is soooo good," he proclaimed. "And Michael Colter—wait until you see Michael Colter. The casting of Luke Cage, in my opinion, and have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot on as the casting of Tony Stark. It's probably the hardest to cast and they got it. Perfect."
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check.
Marvel's Jessica Jones will debut later this year on Netflix.