The Jessica Jones comic books issue-by-issue collecting guide and trade reading order for omnibus, hardcover, and trade paperback collections. Find every issue and appearance! Part of Crushing Krisis’s Crushing Comics. Last updated November 2018 with titles scheduled for release through July 2019.
Jessica Jones went from a random adults-only non-hero made up from the whole cloth of spaces between superhero bash-ups to one of Marvel’s biggest screen stars.
Brian Bendis invented Jessica Jones for the 2001 Marvel MAX title Alias. It was by far the most explicit in-continuity title Marvel had published to date, featuring the hard-drinking, nymphomaniac, perennial failure Jessica Jones and her one-woman agency, Alias Investigations.
Unlike the first season of her Netflix show, the title wasn’t all about Purple Man – there were several plots of Jones’s investigations and entanglements on the fringes of the superhero world.
Jessica Jones caught the attention of Marvel readers, as did her author Brian Bendis. When he made the jump from writing more fringe, street-level titles to the big leagues of relaunching The Avengers, he brought Luke Cage with him. Luke had been reintroduced to readers in Alias, and Jessica Jones wasn’t far behind.
That left the character in an odd spot for an entire decade. The roguish, messed-up, inappropriate Jessica of Alias was irretrievably erased in favor of a nagging romantic partner and occasional straight-up superhero – and she was entirely controlled by Brian Bendis. She was still fun to read, but that original magic wore off.
2016 brings with it her first solo series since The Pulse ended in 2006 – this time, simply bearing her name. Yes, it’s still written by Brian Bendis, but it also features original penciler Michael Gaydos and colorist Matt Hollingsworth.
Will the magic return with the original creators reunited? We’ll see.
Just want to read the core JJ material? No problem. I’ve highlighted all of her major stories, and I sum up all of the skippable guest appearances and cameos.
Want to understand every issue, ever? I cover every single appearance Jessica Jones has made, explaining were to collect the major ones and what happened in the minor ones so you don’t feel like you have to track them down if you don’t want to.
- The Instant Jessica Jones Library
- The Origins of Jessica Jones
- Jessica Jones in Alias (2001 – 2004)
- Jessica Jones in The Pulse (2004 – 2006)
- Jessica Jones, auxiliary Avenger in Civil War, Secret Invasion, & Siege (2006 – 2010)
- Heroic Age: Jessica Jones in New Avengers (2010 – 2012)
- Jessica Jones in Marvel Now (2012 – 2015)
- Jessica Jones in All-New All-Different Marvel (2015 – 2016)
- Jessica Jones (2016 – 2018)
- Jessica Jones (2018 – present)
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Only want to read the biggest and most-important Jessica Jones stories? You can do it in these ten volumes. You’ll miss some back and forth with Luke Cage and some fun moments with Squirrel Girl as JJ’s nanny, but this bookshelf will cover every one of Jessica Jones’ big moments from her creation in 2001 through her getting her own series again 15 years later in 2016!
Young Avengers, Vol. 1: Sidekicks
Collects Young Avengers #1-6, in which Jessica Jones is a featured character in her first extended straight-up superhero adventure. This happens during The Pulse. Also collected in Young Avengers by Allen Heinberg and Jim Cheung: The Complete Collection (contains #1-12 & Special).
Jessica Jones – The Pulse: Complete Collection
Collects Pulse #1-9 & 11-14 (#10 was part of House of M) and New Avengers Annual 1, which works as a direct epilogue to this series.
New Avengers, Vol. 7: The Trust (ISBN 0785125035)
Collects New Avengers (2005) #32-37 and Annual 2, which are some of the first stories to heavily feature Jessica Jones after the birth of her child. Available in hardcover (ISBN 0785125027). This material also available in Complete Collection, Vol. 3 (contains Civil War: The Initiative, New Avengers (2004) #26-37 and Annual 2 and New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) 1-5)
Jessica Jones: Avenger
Collects a disparate handful of JJ-focused Avengers issues, including the stories directly following New Avengers, Vol. 7. Includes New Avengers (2005) #38, 47 & Annual 3; New Avengers (2010) #8 & 31; material From Amazing Spider-man (1963) #601 and Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1, and out-of-continuity material from What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers? and Custom Netflix Jessica Jones NYCC Comic.
Writer Brian Bendis created Jessica Jones from scratch for her debut in 2001, but her series is written in such a way that it implies many past adventures that tie into Marvel’s long history.
Per Bendis’s origin for the character, she was a classmate of Peter Parker’s lingering just off panel in Spider-Man’s debut in Amazing Fantasy #15 and again in Amazing Spider-Man #4, 8, 12, 15, 17-18, & Annual 1. Later, she would have run-ins with The Avengers back when Ms. Marvel was originally on the team prior to #200.
Of course, those are all retcons – retroactive additions to continuity. You don’t have to go back for a Silver Age Spider-Man or to read Avengers #181-200 to enjoy Jessica Jones or understand her tangled past.
First, a flashback in Alias (2001) #22 reflects the action in Amazing Spider-Man #4 and a b-story in Amazing Spider-Man #601. Then, Jessica Jones’s past story continues to unravel in flashbacks in Alias #23-26, and The Pulse #14.
Alternately, you can read What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers? (2005) (collected below) to see an alternate version of JJ’s story branching from here.
While Alias is an entirely self-contained series with no interrupting crossovers or events, Brian Bendis was writing Daredevil at the same time as he wrote Alias. That allowed him to involve Jessica Jones in Matt Murdock’s world (as well as Luke Cage’s, who at the time was seen only in those two series), which introduced her to the rest of the Marvel Universe.
Alias Omnibus (2014 Version) Oversized Hardcover
A single bookshelf-ready tome with the complete run of Alias in oversized format. An older 2006 printing (ISBN978-0785121213) had an inferior glued spine but nicer cover boards. What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers?
Alias Complete Collection, Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-0785137320)
An older collect of collection of #1-15.
Alias Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2
An older paperback collection of #16-28.
as initially released (along with chronological guest appearances)…
Alias #1-9: Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-0785198550)
After #5: New Avengers (2005) #47 (flashbacks). The guts of this issue are a very early run-in with Luke Cage, though it’s hard to say if it’s before or after their tryst at the beginning of the series. It’s honestly a great lost Alias story prior to her hiring to protect Murdock, below. However, it’s wrapped in heavy spoilers for events from after Alias.
After #5: Daredevil (1998) #36 (first four pages). This begins a string of Bendis-verse appearances for JJ in his Daredevil, where she barely speaks and is never really explained – it’s like a big in-joke you need to be reading Alias to understand. It starts in Daredevil Vol. 2 (1998) #36, in which JJ appears wordlessly, flanking Matt Murdock on at his front-stoop press conference with Luke Cage on the other side. She presumably is present on his recommendation. After this scene, three weeks elapse.
Alias #10: See Vol. 3, just below.
Alias (2001) #11-15: Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 2 (ISBN 978-0785198567)
After #15: Daredevil (1998) #36 (page 5 to end) & 39. In the remainder of #36, JJ appears in just one wordless panel, skeptically peering over her magazine as Black Widow struts into Daredevil’s office. She appears in court in a single panel of #39.
Alias (2001) #16-21 (& 10): Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 3 (ISBN 978-0785198574)
During and after #18: Daredevil (1998) #42-43. In #42, JJ walks Matt Murdock back to his townhouse on one page as he is hounded by a reporter, then stands by silently for two pages in his office while he first meets Milla out of costume. In #43, JJ hovers outside Murdock’s door and offers to run a background check on Milla. The three pages are a very Alias-esque scene, especially given Murdock’s asking JJ if she knows where Luke Cage lives.
After #21: Daredevil (1998) #46-48. In #46, JJ appears for a page to meet Murdock and Milla outside of the office to walk them to a Thai restaurant. When Milla asks JJ if she’s Murdock’s bodyguard, she says, “I’m so much more, but you have to get to know me.” The same scene is played again from a slightly different angle in #47. #48 is my favorite of JJ’s Daredevil run – she spends over half the issue tussling with Typhoid Mary in the middle of Manhattan traffic along with Daredevil and Luke Cage. If you’re going to include a single outside issue in your Alias read, this is probably the one that qualifies.
Alias (2001) #22-28: Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 4 (ISBN 978-0785198581)
After #28: Daredevil: Father (2004) #2. JJ spends a few pages interviewing a client with Murdock in her capacity as private investigator.
The Pulse was a non-MAX sequel to Alias that aligned Jessica Jones more closely with the rest of the Marvel Universe – primarily by having her work at the Daily Bugle (J. Jonah Jameson’s paper). It also marked the beginning of her branching out beyond the Bendis titles for guest appearances. Notably, she anchors the first half of Young Avengers in this period.
Jessica Jones – The Pulse: Complete Collection
Collects Pulse #1-9 & 11-14 (#10 was part of House of M) and New Avengers Annual 1, which works as a direct epilogue to this series.
as initially released (along with chronological guest appearances)…
The Pulse (2004) #1-5: Vol. 1: Thin Air
After #5: Daredevil (1998) #59. A pregnant JJ is arranging CDs in Cage’s apartment when Daredevil appears. He and Cage suit up to go out, but JJ has some choice words for Matt about his concealing his identity as Daredevil from her while she was guarding him. This more-histrionic version of JJ (and an annoyed Luke Cage) is disappointing to read from the same author as her breakthrough.
New Avengers (2005) #47 (flashbacks) profess to fit here (it include the final panel of Daredevil #59), but JJ’s appearances in the issue fit elsewhere, as noted.
Spider-Man Unlimited Vol. 3 (2004) #10 includes a minor JJ cameo in the bullpen of the Daily Bugle.
Young Avengers (2005) #1-6: See Young Avengers. JJ is a prominent supporting character throughout this introductory arc, alongside Captain American and Iron Man. Issue #1 is a straight-up Jessica Jones story, complete with references to her days as Jewel, and she has one of her earliest on-page ass-kicking moments as a costumed hero in #4 ! She speaks in all the other issues except for #5, which is a cameo.
The Pulse #6-9: Vol. 2: Secret War
During #6: Secret War (2004) #1-3. This is a confusing story, as its action takes place across two different time periods. What you need to know for JJ is she appears in #1 as her and Luke’s apartment is blown up by an unknown assailant, which leads directly into The Pulse #6. All of her further appearances here are more or less duplicated in The Pulse with different views on the same scene. She gets a few good lines in to Nick Fury in the hospital while Cage is comatose in #1. We only see the back of her head in #2. She plays concerned wife a bit further in #3 and then bows out at the plot shifts to the climactic battle. We see JJ’s concurrent action in The Pulse #7.
After #9: What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers? (2005). Weirdly, What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers? (2005) kind of sort of fits here? It is explicitly not in continuity but involves the actual Brian Bendis at this point in continuity commenting on how JJ’s life has gone off track before flashing back to how it could have been different. Bendis continues chatting in the same diner while JJ sits in the background in What If? Karen Page Had Lived? (2005).
After #9: New Avengers (2005) #3. JJ gets two pages bantering with Cap in her PJs while he recruits Luke to the new, post-Disassembled Avengers. It’s somewhat out-of-character, given how much time she just spent with him in Young Avengers.
After #9: Marvel Team-Up Vol. 3 (2005) #9. JJ is only implied in conversation between Daredevil and Luke and does not appear on panel.
After #9: Young Avengers (2005) #7-8. This occurs after New Avengers #10. In #7, JJ has a sidebar scene in a sort of tech morgue with Cap and Iron Man, and then briefly appears knocking on Stature (AKA Cassie Lang’s) mother’s door. Their conversation continues in #8. She does not appear in #9, though some chronologies list her there.
Young Avengers Special: See Young Avengers. This is more or less a bonus issue of Pulse with short Young Avengers stories interspersed, as JJ interviews the team. It’s a pity it isn’t collect in any major JJ collections.
Young Avengers (2005) #12. JJ essentially just cameos in this bash’em’up finale, but along the way she gets a memorable nice scene with Kate Bishop.
New Avengers (2005) #15. JJ cameos silent, pregnant, and crying in pride over Luke being in the team’s line-up.
Marvel Knights: 4 (2004) #22 (to be confirmed). I need to pull this one from a long-box to check!
The Pulse (2004) #11-14 & Annual 1: Vol. 3: Fear
During #14: Marvel Holiday Special (1991) #2005 (2nd story) . This features a blink-and-you’ll miss it cameo of JJ and newborn Danielle at the Avengers Christmas party.
During/After #14: New Avengers (2005) #47. The JJ and Cage with baby framing sequence from New Avengers (2005) #47 can also be placed here (no wedding rings; stuff in boxes).
During/After #14: Black Panther, Vol. 4 (2005) #14 . JJ cameos with the baby when she finds Black Panther chatting with Luke on their steps.
After #14: Daredevil #81. JJ and Cage cameo in a wordless panel of Daredevil Vol. 2 (1998) #81, reacting to the verdict against Matt.
New Avengers (2005) Annual 1: Collected with The Pulse, above. See New Avengers for other options. The marriage issue! This follows directly from The Pulse #14. Really, there’s a big adventure in the middle of the issue totally sans JJ, but the framing of the tale is all about her.
At this point Jessica Jones was nursing a baby while her husband, Luke Cage, was one of the heavy hitters in New Avengers. That meant she was still mostly under Brian Bendis’s complete control as a writer. His first story in her new act without her own title was to have her marry Luke Cage.
After Annual 1:Daredevil, Vol. 2 (1998) #83. JJ cameos repeatedly without dialog at Foggy Nelson’s funeral alongside Luke and Danny.
After Annual 1: Black Panther, Vol. 4 (2005) #17. JJ cameos at home in their apartment with Luke while he arranges Black Panther’s bachelor party.
New Avengers (2005) #22: See New Avengers. This is a significant story. Civil War is underway, and Iron Man and Ms. Marvel pay a visit to JJ and Luke’s apartment to make their pitch for the side of registration. JJ has some memorable dialog with Iron Man before deciding to get out of NYC, and the entire issue is from Luke point-of-view.
After NA #22: Black Panther, Vol. 4 (2005) #18 & Annual 1. JJ cameos at Black Panther’s wedding. This is an awkward placement, but it’s official per Marvel! Luke suggests they could avoid Civil War altogether by moving to Wakanda. Annual 1 is a later flashback to the wedding, where JJ silently cameos.
New Avengers (2005) #28-31. Well, JJ didn’t exactly get the Wakandan vacation Luke joked about at the wedding. The unregistered team of heroes is now camping out in the Sanctum Santorum, where JJ and the baby are permanent residents. She has a nice domestic scene with Luke and the team in #28. She cameos in #29 in a panel reading to the baby about Andy Kaufmann (?!) and appears throughout the team’s conversation in #30 with only one bit of dialog. Her bottle-feeding is played for a framing laugh around the action in #31, which ends by kicking off the mystery of Secret Invasion.
New Avengers (2005) #33-34, 36, & Annual 2: See New Avengers. We get a major JJ and Cage scene in #33, where JJ rages as Cage suspects her of being a secret Skrull, which is resolved (with JJ as a equal player with the rest of the team) in #34. That leads to JJ and Cage narrating most of #36. JJ’s story is a continuing thread through Annual 2, where she starts in a domestic scene, escapes harm’s way with the baby via Spider-Man, and winds up at Stark Tower begging to register to keep her baby safe
During NA #29: Captain America, Vol. 5 (2004) #26. JJ cameos in “Secret Wake,” watching as Spider-Woman drinks wine.
After #36: A brief cameo in Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way (2010) #1 (6th story). JJ does not appear in Eternals #1, as listed in some chronologies.
New Avengers (2005) #38: Jessica Jones: Avenger
Also, see New Avengers. Whenever Bendis shows up with Michael Gaydos in tow, you know you’re going to get a JJ issue through and through. This deals with the fallout of JJ’s decision in New Avengers Annual 2. The collection includes New Avengers (2005) #38, 47 & Annual 3; New Avengers (2010) #8 & 31; material From Amazing Spider-man (1963) #601 and Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1, and out-of-continuity material from What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers? and Custom Netflix Jessica Jones NYCC Comic.
Secret Invasion (2008): See Marvel Universe Events. Jessica does not make a true appearance in #2. She makes a pivotal decision in #7 to leave the baby with Jarvis in Avengers Tower to join the fray of the climactic fight in Central Park, which in #8 turns out to have critical consequences .
New Avengers (2005) #47: Jessica Jones: Avenger
Also, see New Avengers. As highlighted above, #47 is a JJ and Cage feature issue with the final page occurring at the end of Secret Invasion #8. Full contents listed above.
New Avengers (2005) #48-49: See New Avengers. In #48 is JJ trying to use reason to cope with the circumstances and find her child, while #49 shows Cage doing whatever is necessary. It’s a terrific story with a great resolve for both characters.
New Avengers #50. Jess cameo’s here with a single line while holding the baby.
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009) #2 (2nd story): New Avengers: Luke Cage
A comparatively rare JJ & Cage superhero team-up that, while inessential, is really a fun read. Also includes New Avengers: Luke Cage #1-3, Luke’s debut in Hero For Hire #1, and Daredevil: Cage Match.
Captain America, Vol. 5 (2004) #50. JJ cameos at Bucky’s birthday party
Fantastic Four (1961) #569. You can maybe see JJ in the background of a crowd scene.
New Avengers (2005) #51-52: See New Avengers. #51 introduces JJ to Spider-Man as Peter Parker in a lengthy domestic scene, playing out some threads introduced by Bendis back in Alias. She hovers in the background in #52
Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #601 (2nd story): See Spider-Man. This continues the Spider-Man/JJ conversation from #51.
New Avengers (2005) #55: See New Avengers. And more JJ and Peter!
New Avengers (2005) #58-60 & Annual 3: See New Avengers. Annual 3 is in Jessica Jones: Avenger. This is the next major JJ and Cage story, which continues directly as a result from the choices Cage makes in #49. JJ is featured heavily throughout.
After NA #60: Dark Reign – The List: Avengers (2009). JJ is only implied in this story.
After NA Annual 3: Wolverine: Weapon X (2009) #10. JJ is in a legitimately hilarious two page scene where Wolverine holds the baby.
After NA Annual 3: New Avengers: Luke Cage (2010) #1-3. JJ has a substantial nagging wife scene in #1, a brief phone call in #2, and a brief domestic scene in #3.
New Avengers (2005) #62-63 & Finale: JJ has just a pair of panels in #62 in disbelief over Cap’s return. A substantial portion of #63 is a conversation between JJ and Cage about if they will ever reach a state of normalcy where they can take their baby for a walk. In Finale we get a pre-credits phone conversation between the couple, and JJ is included in some of the closing multi-artist jam pages. It’s very much an end to this particular era of Jessica Jones, marking her finally leaving the sidelines of the fight.
During #63 & Finale: Siege (2010) #4. See Marvel Universe Events. You can maybe see JJ in the crowd at a BBQ on the roof of Avengers Tower.
New Avengers (2010) #1. JJ is in an initial scene that continues from the end of Siege #4, technically pre-dating the actual Heroic Age books, below.
Thunderbolts (1997) #143. This sets up the other new status quo for Luke Cage in its final two pages, which happen to co-star JJ (although she would not appear frequently in this title during Cage’s run).
The period that began in 2006 with Civil War and ran through 2010 with Dark Reign and Siege was a rough one for Marvel’s heroes. It saw many characters underground or on the run, and teams re-cast with villainous members. The end of Siege brought that theme to a close for many reasons, including the return of both Captain America and Thor to active heroics.
It also represented a line-wide reboot for The Avengers, which saw them have a pair of flagship titles – a heavier hitting Avengers Team and a more street-level New Avengers team lead by Luke Cage (per him buying the Avengers Mansion for a dollar from Captain American in the first issue). Jessica Jones appeared in both, but was a permanent member of the latter.
Avengers (2010) #1. JJ cameos for a panel to indicate she is in the somewhat shared cast of these books, and likely happens in the time it takes her and Luke to mobilize the move in to the mansion in New Avengers #1.
I Am An Avenger (2010) #1 (1st and 3rd stories) & 2 (4th story). Silent, single-panel cameos
New Avengers (2010) #1-6: See Avengers & New Avengers. JJ is one of the major stars of this story, which finally figures out how to have her be both a parent and a fighting, bantering superhero (you know, like Cage does all the time).
New Avengers (2010) #7: See Avengers & New Avengers. Another awesome JJ-centric issue that also happens to be the legendary hiring of Squirrel Girl as Danielle’s nanny!
After NA #7: Thunderbolts (1997) #148. JJ has a minor phone call with Luke.
Avengers Academy (2010) #6. JJ has a brief, powerful therapy session with Reptile where she recaps her history with Purple Man
Wolverine (2010) #5.1. JJ and Luke act as the POV characters at a surprise party for Wolverine on a night away from the baby. Prior to #5.1, she is a psychic projection in Wolverine (2010) #8.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #653-654 & 654.1. JJ does not appear in #652, as noted in some chronologies, and has only a deep background cameo in a future tease in #654.1. In #653-654 she does a few panels of insect butt-kicking with other New Avengers credited as Power Woman.
Fantastic Four (1961) #588. JJ cameos in a silent funeral crowd scene.
New Avengers (2010) #8: Jessica Jones: Avenger
Also, see Avengers & New Avengers. JJ and Cage go on a date that ends with JJ hitting Dr. Doom with a Fire Hydrant. ‘Nuff Said. This is the book where she chooses the name “Power Woman,” which may place it prior to the Spider-Man story, above. Full contents of this volume listed above.
Heroes For Hire (2011) #3. JJ cameos with Cage in a single silent panel as surveilled by Paladin.
Avengers (2010) #10-12. JJ is a background player in this arc, which stars the full current cast of both teams
Avengers (2010) #12.1. The original teaser for Age of Ultron. JJ appears in deep background in this issue.
New Avengers (2010) #9-13 (& 14): See Avengers & New Avengers. JJ is a supporting team member in this arc with multiple featured moments. The opening scene of #14 is an epilogue to this story, before the book shifts into Fear Itself.
After #13 (and the beginning of #14) Avengers: The Children’s Crusade (2010) #6-9. JJ is back to her roots as the Young Avengers chaperone in #6, but she quickly recedes into the background as the action escalates. It’s hard to even spot her in #8-9.
New Avengers (2010) Annual 1 & Avengers (2010) Annual 1: See Avengers & New Avengers. JJ features more heavily in the New Avengers annual, where the entire team faces off against Wonder Man
Fear Itself: See Marvel Universe Events. JJ’s only significant moments in this event come in New Avengers #15-16, which also heavily feature Squirrel Girl. See Avengers & New Avengers.
An approximate order for JJ in this event: Fear Itself (2011) #1 (a “holding the baby” single panel cameo), Thunderbolts (1997) #157 (JJ is an illusion), Avengers (2010) #13, New Avengers (2010) #14-16 (JJ supports throughout, but #15-16 are focused strongly on Squirrel Girl navigating the battle in NY and protecting the baby, which makes JJ’s especially relevant), Avengers (2010) #15 & 17 (basically a pair of speaking cameos), Fear Itself (2011) #4-7 (not in #4, blink-and-you’ll-miss it single panel cameos in #5-7), Avengers Academy (2010) #20 (single panel complaining about the safety of the mansion for the baby), Avengers (2010) #18 & 13-14 (single speaking panel in #18 complaining about the Avengers gathering in the mansion, two speaking panels in #13 in post-event interviews with Luke, does not appear in #14)
Spider-Island: See Marvel Universe Events. Notable for JJ’s non-Luke-related superhero action in Spider-Island: The Avengers
An approximate order for JJ in this event: Free Comic Book Day 2011 (Spider-Man) (2011) #1 (background cameo), Spider Island Daily Bugle (2011) #1 (out-of-continuity newspaper mention of her appearance in the next issue), Spider-Island: The Avengers (2011) #1 (heavily featured), The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #670 & 673 (single speaking panel in each)
After Spider-Island: Moon Knight (2011) #4. JJ is in the background of several panels of Ms. Marvel’s phone conversation
Thunderbolts (1997) #168. JJ is an illusion or projection
Avengers (2010) #19. Due to the events in New Avengers #21, this has to happen prior to that issue (for JJ, at least) despite some guides having it after. JJ Is in background panels throughout, and speaks once when she is uncharacteristically jealous of Storm.
New Avengers (2010) #16.1 & 17, 19-21: See Avengers & New Avengers. JJ appears throughout #16.1, which is a prelude to the following story. She fights wordlessly in #17 and becomes our POV character as the team recovers in #19 and in the opening of #20. She flees the mansion with the baby and Squirrel Girl in #21.
New Avengers (2010) #24: See Avengers & New Avengers. JJ returns to the mansion; most of the issue is from her and Cage’s perspective.
Avengers Assemble (2012) #6. JJ is in two pages of crowd shots, with one tossaway “Jeeze.” Some guides have this prior to #24, but it must take place during that issue to account for JJ’s return but the absence of AvX.
Avengers vs. X-Men: See Marvel Universe Events. Jessica Jones does not participate directly in this event, though she makes a handful of sparse appearances during some tie-in issues.
JJ’s approximate appearances during AvX: New Avengers (2010) #24 (as noted above, this occurs prior to the event), Avengers (2010) #28 (JJ maybe in the background of a single crowd panel), New Avengers (2010) #30 (JJ appears only as a mental projection or memory for Cage)
After AvX: Avengers (2010) #34. JJ maybe in the background of a single crowd panel
New Avengers (2010) #31-34. See Avengers & New Avengers. JJ is a prominent supporting character in #31 (it’s included in Jessica Jones: Avenger), but only supports in #32 with a single speaking panel and several background panels. She has four pages in #33, half fleeing with Luke and half worrying about his safety. #34 is the finale of the series, and puts a finale parenthesis on the JJ and Luke story that began in #1 with their purchasing the mansion.
Marvel relaunched almost every superhero book in the wake of Avengers vs. X-Men. With Luke Cage stepping away from The Avengers at the end of the Heroic Era, he and Jessica Jones get almost a year-long break at the beginning of this period before appearing in Mighty Avengers. While JJ gets a few good moments in the book, it’s much more focused on its cast of mostly minority heroes (which is a great thing, and it’s a superb book!)
Before Mighty Avengers: Deadpool (2013) #11 & 14. JJ is in two pages of #11, where her seduction of Luke is interrupted by Deadpool crashing into their apartment. She is also in two pages of #14, in a domestic scene acting a straight-man to Luke as he reacts to Deadpool saying they were partners.
Mighty Avengers (2013) #4-5: See Mighty Avengers. The first three issues of this title are effectively one big fight in NYC during Infinity (though not entirely related to it) in which JJ does not appear. In #4, JJ has a few choice words across three pages for the Superior Spider-Man, as well as a page of discussion with Luke and his waffling on whether he’s going to be an active superhero or not. She appears sporadically throughout #5, and gets one amazing panel.
Mighty Avengers (2013) #6-7: See Mighty Avengers. JJ and Luke move into a new apartment in #6, with the aid of Blue Marvel. They are better than your average JJ domestic scenes. She appears in just one panel of #7, but is left behind with the baby when the team takes White Tiger to Blue Marvel’s undersea base.
After MA #7: Cameo in Deadpool (2013) #27, does not appear in Daredevil #1.5 (may be implied in one of the text features)
Mighty Avengers (2013) #13-14. JJ teleports to underground action with the rest of the team in #13, but is barely visible in any panel and doesn’t speak. She is Luke’s mental projection in #14, and appears in just one wordless panel of her own prior to a final splash page.
Captain America & the Mighty Avengers (2014) #2 & 4-7: See Mighty Avengers. To an extent this title tells a single story that begins in #1. JH at point is a major player, but not of the heroic variety .#2 is an Axis tie-in that’s not going to make a lot of sense without further context, especially given that JJ’s single scene is arguing with Luke over who owns the team and the “Heroes for Hire” trademark. A single phone call scene in #4 resolves some of that. In #5 she takes a business meeting with Cortex, who wants control of the team, which leads to both she and Luke being in distress in #6 in some visually intriguing action, and briefly in a fight scene in #7 in a story that ties in to Nextwave.
JJ does not appear in Ant-Man (2015) #1, to the best of my ability to tell.
Captain America & the Mighty Avengers (2014) #8-9. None of this is strictly in continuity due to the resolution of Secret War. JJ sits around and listens to Cap explain the Incursions in #8, which ties heavily in with Time Runs Out, and then has a few “goodbye” type scenes with Luke in #9 as the Earth comes to an end. However,
During/After CA&MA #8 Deadpool (2013) #45. If JJ is in this issue I believe it’s in the deep background of a panel.
Secret Wars (2015): See Marvel Universe Events. Very little of this event is in continuity. JJ appears in Secret Wars Too (2016) #1 and Secret Wars: Secret Love (2015) #1
I am still researching these 2016 appearances as they are released in trade!
JJ appears in Deadpool (2016) #1
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #1-7; JJ is a supporting character
JJ appears in Mockingbird (2016) #1, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! (2016) #5-7
JJ appears in Deadpool (2016) #13, Spider-Man (2016) #5-8
Civil War II: Jessica Jones appears in Civil War (2015) #4, Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016) #6
Brian Bendis and Michael Gaydos reunite for Jessica’s first ongoing comic since the end of Alias! Jessica Jones also appears in Defenders (2017) in this period, either after her first arc or after the entirety of her series – see Defenders
#1-6: Vol. 1: Uncaged
#13-18: Vol. 3: Return of the Purple Man
Marvel launched a new Jessica Jones series in the middle of 2018 as a Marvel Digital Original, releasing first digitally as double-issues on Comixology and then later as a physical collected edition.
Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda
A New Avengers reunion between Cage, Jones, Stark, and Parker, with X-23 standing in for Wolverine. Collects Hunt for Wolverine (2018) #1 and Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda (2018) #1-4. Also, see Wolverine.
Vol. 1: Blind Spot
The final of six chapters of this trade leads directly into the next story.
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