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How did the Ant-Man and the Wasp costume designers create a “new”color for The Wasp‘s suit? Why isn’t Jeremy Jordan returning as a series regular on Supergirl next season? Why was Cherry Blue the working title for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Will The Batman and the Todd Phillips directed Joker movie be set in the same universe? Will Spider-Man have a new suit in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

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Why did The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star Keiynan Lonsdale leave the shows? What would Avengers: Infinity War have looked like with stars from the 1980s? When might the DC streaming service launch? Want to know all of the episode titles of Luke Cage season 2? Will the snap of Thanos impact any of the Marvel TV shows? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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When does the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow arrive on Blu-ray and DVD? What special gift did some fans bring Tom Holland at Comicpalooza? What Avengers: Infinity War viral marketing stunt never came to be thanks to Disney? What do we know about the lead characters in DC’s Swamp Thing series? Want to make a trash omelette that Rocket Raccoon would love? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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How much did Avengers: Infinity War make on its opening day in China? What does Hugh Jackman have to say about Deadpool 2? Did you notice that Avengers: Infinity War poster from San Diego Comic-Con gave away the movie’s story? What villain might be coming to Jessica Jones season three? Which Marvel star is getting MTV’s Generation Award? All that and more in this edition of a Superhero Bits. Read More »

jessica jones season 3

Raise a full glass of Scotch in celebration: Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Jessica Jones for a third season. Krysten Ritter will return as the hard-drinking, hard-punching superhero private eye. Now let’s just hope Netflix and Marvel work on their pacing problems.

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Want to see the full music video for Trish Walker‘s song “Cray Cray” from Jessica Jones? Did you know X2: X-Men United almost adapted the Phoenix Saga? What are Ant-Man and the Wasp reshoots fixing? Which Ocean’s Eleven cast member reportedly turned down the villain role in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? What was the last straw for the Deadpool animated series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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How has Kendrick Lamar created a paradox in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Which DC Comics actress is getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Which character does Tom Holland want Peter Parker to meet in the MCU? Who may have been cast as Jason Todd in the live-action Titans series? How will Adam Strange on Krypton be different from the comics? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

How ‘Jessica Jones’ Uses Words as Weapons

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In its second season, Jessica Jones has gotten angrier and messier. Through its exploration of Jessica’s tragic past, the show has remained an unflinching look at trauma and healing — how one gifted woman processes years of abuse, abandon, and plain old misogyny.

Jessica uses multiple coping mechanisms to deal with this trauma, among them binge drinking and physical violence. But she also shields herself with words, often vulgar, cutting words. It’s tempting to read these caustic insults as a reflex, a defense Jessica has forgotten she even puts up to keep people from getting too close. Yet her use of and reaction to language is quite intentional, and it’s part of what makes Jessica Jones such an interesting superhero.

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jessica jones season 2 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Netflix’s Jessica Jones season 2.)

Jessica Jones season 2 has a monumental task ahead of it. Not only does it have to follow the riveting, near-perfect first season, it has to do it from scratch.

The first season of Jessica Jones neatly wrapped up the main storyline adapted from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos‘ critically acclaimed Alias comic book series after Jessica sent Kilgrave to his — well — grave. Now, the sophomore outing of Jessica Jones is left without Jessica’s main, nay, only supervillain. Where does it go from there?

The seeds of season 2 were planted throughout the first season: an shadowy corporation, illegal child experimentation, new sidekicks. But Jessica Jones doesn’t exactly follow up on those plot threads — and that’s for both better and worse. Instead, Jessica Jones season 2 introduces one of the most fascinating and layered dynamics between complex women we’ve ever seen in a Marvel series. Too bad it’s buried underneath clunky subplots and incoherent narratives.

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When is the reboot of Spawn looking to begin production? What reference does Jessica Jones make to a certain element of Captain America: Civil War? Was Metallo almost in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Is there still hope for Agent Coulson to be reunited with The Avengers? Could Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, be making an appearance in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »