Gail Simone to Write New Multiversal Jessica Jones Mini-Series
Thanks to an exclusive reveal by comicbook.com, Gail Simone will be penning an upcoming Jessica Jones mini-series titled ‘The Variants’ which will centre around the infamous heroine on an adventure alongside her multiversal counterparts.
The multiverse is a hot topic over at Marvel as both the comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are diving deep into alternate earth/universe storylines. From Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, What if…? and Spider-Man: No Way Home to Avengers Forever, the Gwenverse & the return of the What if? comic book series, the storytelling opportunities within the Marvel multiverse is crazy.
The latest character to be receiving the multiversal treatment is the street-level superhero, Jessica Jones. The private investigator will find herself looking into a case which brings her face-to-face with her multiversal variants which leads her to question if she can even work well with other versions of herself, or if she'll want to kill them instead.
The upcoming five-issue mini-series will be written by Gail Simone with art by Phil Noto and Simone spoke to comicbook.com to tease the new series by saying:
"First, let me get this out…when Tom Brevoort offered me this project, I went and re-read all the Jessica Jones stories, from the classic, groundbreaking Bendis stories to the more recent and fantastically good Kelly Thompson stories (that you definitely should read!), and they're just exciting, compelling reads. There isn't another comics character like her. That was immensely exciting."
"But even apart from that, it's being drawn by the impossibly brilliant Phil Noto, a bucket-list artist for me. Even the COVERS are mind-melting. So this is a joy from start to finish. Incredible. Hope people love it!"
When asked about which versions of Jessica Jones we may see from the deep depths of the multiverse, Simone said:
“You can expect several versions of Jessica that have been shown or hinted at, but even more excitingly, I think, we have several WHAT IF versions that are really going to stretch the concept of what a Marvel character can be. I'm going to leave it to your imaginations to figure out what THAT might mean. Or maybe they aren't Marvel characters at all…?”
You can check out the cover for issue #1 and official solicitation info below:
(via: Marvel Entertainment)
THE VARIANTS #1 (OF 5)
Gail Simone (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C)
Variant cover by Ben Caldwell
What would it really be like to meet an alternate version of yourself, another you who had made different choices and lived a completely different life as a result? That's the question facing Jessica Jones, as what seemed like a routine investigation instead has her encountering other incarnations of herself from across the Multiverse. Can Jessica get along with herself? Will she want to kill her other selves? And will seeing the lives she could have led drive her into a self-destructive spiral? This is what happens when you meet…the Variants!
The Variants hits comic shelves in June of this year.
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