Awesome Women In Comics Holiday Gift List 2009
13. Alias: Ultimate Collection Book 1.
For you friend that reads superheroes but seems ready to branch out: Brian Michael Bendisí Alias is a great gateway comic between superheroes and 'all the rest'. Itís still got all the great superhero stuff under the surface, but itís much more a detective story, and a wonderful character piece.
What it's about: Alias follows Jessica Jones, ex-superhero Jewel and current private investigator, as she solves cases and crashes into superheroes (both figuratively and literally) throughout New York. Jessica's arc is real and engaging, and full of surprises, both delightful and horrifying.
Why it's female positive: Jessica Jones is a great character. She's honest and layered and endlessly flawed, which makes her evolution as a character a sight to behold.
This edition collects Alias #1 Ė 15 and includes a Gaydos sketch gallery and some David Mack work done for "Rebecca's Sketchbook".