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Encyclopedia > Alias (comics)
Alias
monthly ongoing by Marvel MAX
Publication date November 2001 – 2004
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Main character(s) Jessica Jones
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Creator(s) Brian Michael Bendis
Michael Gaydos

Alias is a comic book created by Brian Michael Bendis and published by Marvel Comics under their MAX imprint.
It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... MAX is an imprint of Marvel Comics intended for adult audiences, launched in 2001 after Marvel broke with the Comics Code Authority and established its own rating system. ... Jessica Campbell Jones is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe. ... Brian Michael Bendis (he is also known as BMB and often signs his work with BENDIS!) (born August 18, 1967) is an American comic book writer and erstwhile artist who has won five Eisner Awards as of 2005. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Brian Michael Bendis (he is also known as BMB and often signs his work with BENDIS!) (born August 18, 1967) is an American comic book writer and erstwhile artist who has won five Eisner Awards as of 2005. ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... MAX is an imprint of Marvel Comics intended for adult audiences, launched in 2001 after Marvel broke with the Comics Code Authority and established its own rating system. ... In the publishing industry, an imprint is a brand name under which a work is published. ...


Alias was written by Bendis and illustrated for most of its run by Michael Gaydos, with covers by David Mack. It ran for 28 issues between the years 2002 and 2004, and was collected in four paperback collections (trade paperbacks). Characters from the series moved to Brian Michael Bendis' new comic book, The Pulse, which was promoted and widely seen as a continuation of Alias under a new name. David Mack is the name of several people: David W. Mack is a comic book artist and writer. ... In comics, a trade paperback (TPB) specifically refers to the periodic collections, published in book format, of stories published in comic books, usually capturing one story arc in the series. ... The Pulse is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, written by Brian Michael Bendis, about the people who work on The Pulse, a weekly section in the fictional Daily Bugle newspaper, focusing on superheroes. ...


The main character of Alias is Jessica Jones, the former costumed superhero Jewel, now private investigator. This juxtaposition sets the tone for the series, which aims to present the dark underbelly of the Marvel Universe. However, the running thread from the first to the last issue is Jessica's character development, as the layers of her past and personality are revealed to the reader while, at the same time, she herself is trying to come to terms with them. Jessica Campbell Jones is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe. ... Spider-Man, one of the best-known superheroes. ... A private investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations. ... The Marvel Universe is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place. ...


Alias was one of the titles that launched Marvel's MAX imprint, and was reported to have been one of the reasons why MAX was created. Marvel Publishing President Bill Jemas read a draft of the script for the first issue of Alias (which, characteristically, starts with the word "fuck") and exclaimed "Why couldn't we publish this?" So Marvel set up the MAX line to carry such "R-Rated" material. MAX is an imprint of Marvel Comics intended for adult audiences, launched in 2001 after Marvel broke with the Comics Code Authority and established its own rating system. ... Bill Jemas is a founding partner at 360ep, a management firm dedicated to cross-pollinating entertainment properties against various forms of media, such as film, video games, comic books and consumer products. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


However, being under the MAX imprint imposed certain other limitations on what Bendis could do in the series. Specifically, he was not allowed to use many of Marvel's most famous characters, such as Spider-Man (with the exception of one minor cameo). Bendis gave this as one reason for ending the series and moving the characters to The Pulse. Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from Taxi Driver, the first scene in which Cybill Shepherd appears. ... The Pulse is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, written by Brian Michael Bendis, about the people who work on The Pulse, a weekly section in the fictional Daily Bugle newspaper, focusing on superheroes. ...


The series was recognized with a nomination for the Squiddy Award for Best New Comic Series in 2001, the Award for Best Comics Series in 2002 and 2003, the Comics' Buyer's Guide Award for Favorite Comic Series in 2003, and the Harvey Award for Best New Series in 2002.

Contents


Collections and Story arc

Alias (#1-9)

After a one-night-stand with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones is ask to look for a missing woman.


Come Home (#11-15)

Jessica Jones starts looking for a runaway who may or not be a Mutant // Marvel Comics In Marvel comic books, particularly those of the X-Men franchise, a mutant is a human being who is born with genetic modifications that allow for abilities not possessed by regular humans. ...


The Underneath (#10, 16-21)

Jessica Jones is ask to investigate spider-man's real Identity in a one chapter story. She then searches for the missing spider-woman. The Teotihuacan Spider Woman was a goddess of the Pre-Columbian Teotihuacan civilization, in what is now Mexico. ...


The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones (#22-28)

The origin of ex-Avenger turned burned out private investigator. As she investigates Killgrave AKA the Purple Man.


References

  • Comic Book Awards Almanac

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Alias (comics) - definition of Alias (comics) in Encyclopedia (329 words)
Alias is a comic book created by Brian Michael Bendis and published by Marvel Comics under their MAX imprint.
Alias was written by Bendis and illustrated for most of its run by Michael Gaydos, with covers by David Mack.
Alias was one of the titles that launched Marvel's MAX imprint, and was reported to have been one of the reasons why MAX was created.
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