The #NerdsRead Pull List – October 4, 2017

Renee takes a look at two fantastic Marvel characters this week with Jessica Jones  #13 and Spider-Man #21.

Want to hear more about what she about these issues? Read on – and let us know what you thought in the comments below.

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Renee’s Reads

Jessica Jones #13

Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Michael Gaydos
Publisher: Marvel Comics
★★★★☆

Jessica explains to Carol that the worst part of Killgrave’s control was knowing now how horrible it was and she asks for Carol’s help against Killgrave as she has her baby now.

Meanwhile, Killgrave is attending a show in an arena and makes the whole crowd disappear.  Jessica and Carol are hidden away in one of Nick Fury’s safe houses, and Jessica is afraid that Luke is already under Killgrave’s control. However, Luke answers, and Carol reminds Jessica that she has a lot to lose if she leaves to find Killgrave.  Carol and Jessica have a back and forth about not liking babies when Killgrave starts speaking through the baby.

Killgrave has, and always will be, one of the more terrifying villains of the Marvel Universe to me. A villain who can control people by the mere power of suggestion and that person not being in control of their own body and thoughts is terrifying. Jessica explaining the fear of being unable to trust anyone and how it felt to not be in control makes the return of Killgrave that much more frightening.

Spider-Man #21

Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Nico Leon
Publisher: Marvel Comics
★★★★☆

Tomoe asks Miles why he is in Tokyo and Miles has a flashback to his uncle providing him dating advice. Miles uses the advice in his current situation and tells Tomoe the truth. He also realizes that he shouldn’t be there and tries to go. Together, they discuss who and what he is and how he got his powers.

Miles calls his dad for help and realizes his dad didn’t send him the suit. Jefferson realizes that the suit is nanotechnology and Miles attempts to figure out how to get out of this situation. Jefferson agrees to meet with the mystery nanotechnology people while Miles engages in a fight with the Yakuza. Miles overthrows the crime syndicate, and Jefferson meets with Cable, the man behind the nanotechnology.

Miles continues his quest to figure out who he is and of course finds trouble along the way. However, this issue also uses flashbacks to Miles’ childhood, and how those experiences not only shaped him but taught him valuable life lessons that Miles can use. Again, Miles is a teenager and realizes that he needs to be more cautious in his adventures.

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Renee Marriott is a staff writer at Nerdophiles.

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