Backed into an impossible corner, Jessica is forced to make a sacrifice play that could cost her a member of her own family.
Guest-starring JESSICA JONES?
ComicBook.comWe're officially past the midpoint of The Variants, and the miniseries is proving to be even more incredible than I'd thought possible. Jessica's quest for identity, amid an unbelievable experience of meeting alternate-universe versions of herself, is profound and thrilling at every single panel, all while twisting and turning several times over. Gail Simone's script has some of my favorite Marvel moments in recent memory, and Phil Noto's art finds so many new ways to amaze. The Variants is easily the best Marvel book on stands right now – trust me.
FreakSugarTHE VARIANTS #3 has everything you could want in a superhero tale: quiet moments, bombastic fare, and nimble characterization, all worthy of one of the Marvel Universe's most complex and compelling characters.
Comic WatchThis issue brilliantly brings the various variants into sharper focus, defining them individually by bouncing them off the central version of Jessica whose world they find themselves in. The excellent script is supported by subtle yet deeply expressive art that gets the subtlety of what's been explored between the characters as well as their defined differences.
You Don't Read ComicsThe strange multiplicity of the recent Loki series on Disney+ was fun. A god of mischief feels a hell of a lot more at home hanging out with a bunch of himselves. One would expect him to show up with a whole bunch of copies. (Hes done that before in the comics just for the sake of confusion.) Jessica Jones makes for an interesting study in a world of parallel timelines and multiple variants. Simone has identified a really cool mutation of a similar premise that dives into the nature of Jesss life in a way that makes for a deeply engaging story.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Simone ramps up the tension and intensity in this issue and I loved every moment of it. The dialogue is wonderful and gives great insight into Jessica and her personality. I really enjoyed the twists in the issue as well as the emotional moments Jessica is given when talking to Jewel. The Luke Cage fight was thrilling and I love how the reveal at the end of it sets up a bigger and more intense mystery. The Art: Noto delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page. The emphasis on character allows for the art style to be visually engaging and the action is as thrilling as the human drama.
Henchman-4-HireAnother stellar issue of The Variants raises the stakes and finds some really fun and clever ways to push its premise. Top talent creators doing top talent work.
Graphic PolicyNoto and Simone definitely deliver a rollercoaster of emotions in the issue as each punch is thrown and each tragedy revealed. The Variants #3 is another fantastic issue that has us screaming to know what happens next. It's a fantastic series that takes the rather overused multiverse concept and give us something new, a solid mystery.