Jessica Jones, Bendis, Marvel

Brian Michael Bendis gives Jessica Jones a farewell gift in his final Marvel book

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Mar 31, 2018

It's been a big month for Jessica Jones. The second season of her Netflix series just dropped, and now the final issue of her comic written by creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos is here.

Last year, longtime Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis made the shocking announcement he'd be joining DC (and writing Superman) under an exclusive contract, meaning he'd be leaving some of the beloved characters he created, including Jessica Jones.

At the end of what could be his final Marvel issue ever, Bendis wrote a letter to fans explaining the special gift he wanted to leave Jessica.

"I wanted to give Jessica one perfect day,” said Bendis. “Not a perfect day for you or me, but a perfect day for her. A case that challenges her. A case she solves. A case only she could have solved. All while maintaining her shit. A perfect ‘her’ day. They are so rare. I thought that is what I owe Jessica. One perfect day."

Bendis took Jessica on a journey to solve a case that involved her checking in with some other familiar faces, which he said he hoped allowed fans the opportunity "to go back and reread how I have planted seeds for this story for years in all my books.” For instance, she visits a few Spider-Men (is that the plural of Spider-Man?) -- Miles Morales and Peter Parker.

Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, Brian Michael Bendis

Credit: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos/Marvel Comics

And she even stops by to see Riri Williams, the genius teenager smarter than Tony Stark. Jessica has been through plenty of traumatic days, so Bendis giving her a nice, fairly calm day full of sleuthing and actually closing a case is a pretty perfect farewell. 

What do you think of what could be Bendis' final issue for Marvel?

(via Polygon)