“It sounds like that “Alias” follow-up is pretty much a certainty at this point — and when it drops, expect the original creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis, interior artist Michael Gaydos and cover artist David Mack back on the book.
During Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at Emerald City Comicon, Bendis all-but-confirmed that a continuation of his Jessica Jones saga is in the pipeline. When asked about a potential “Alias” sequel series at some point, Bendis said, “This isn’t an official announcement, but I’ll tell you, in lieu of it — yes.”
Bendis revealed that he’s waiting for Michael Gaydos to finish a graphic novel, as he thinks that if Jessica Jones were to return to “do her thing,” it should be with the original team — including David Mack on covers.
“After ‘Civil War II’ you can look for a return. I genuinely think you’ll be surprised by what we do in the first issue. I pitched it actually to Melissa Rosenberg, who runs the TV show, at WonderCon and she said, ‘Really?’ But wait for the official announcement, because this is not it.”
The unofficial announcement comes after a new Jessica Jones-led series was teased at C2E2 last month, when a fan asked Tom Brevoort about the possibility of a new book with the character. Now we know for sure it’ll directly follow “Alias,” and not release as “The Pulse” or as a “Jessica Jones” TV tie-in.”