Email Copy Link Copied As gritty interpretations of superhero storylines become the norm, it seems a long time ago that edgy storylines involving flawed characters were considered shocking. Back in when Alias 1 hit the shelves, it was during a period of time when Marvel was choosing to transition from focusing on its brightly-colored legacy characters to exploring the depths of its more troubled ones. Comic fans were introduced to Jessica Jones, formerly a flashy costumed superhero, now a cranky, whiskey-swilling, F-bomb dropping private investigator. She may have had a rocky road to success, but the contribution of her compelling story and tenacious attitude prove that she deserves to be considered one of the most influential comic characters of recent decades. When she comes back to class, she struggles to connect with anyone and feels particularly isolated.