Released: May 23rd 2017
Fans of the Jessica Jones Netflix series will love this; however I do advise that they read the Alias collection (1-4) first, as it gives more context to the series. Reading Civil War II will also provide context to some of the events that occur. I’m happy to report that the art style remains the same, and am especially pleased to see that the cover is as beautiful as always.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from Uncaged, even though I had read all of Alias. That being said, I can safely say I wasn’t expecting the level of complexity given, which was pretty impressive. Another huge bonus? We get a cameo from one of my favorite Marvel characters of all time: Captain Marvel! I know I shouldn’t be surprised, as Jessica and Carol are bffs, but it’s still really exciting to have any crossover like that happen.
Jessica went to prison; the reason for her arrest isn’t specifically cited. She’s hidden the baby from Luke and everyone else; in literally the last place any of them would ever look. Even after details are revealed about what is going on with Jessica (IE her doing a huge favor for Captain Marvel), I’m not sure I fully understand why she hid her child from Luke as well as everyone else. Perhaps I missed something in an avenger’s plotline? Or in Luke’s comic perhaps? I feel like it isn’t something he’ll easily forgive, and will likely be a main focus for the next volume.
As stated above, the events in Civil War II do come into play a bit; one of the women that Captain Marvel arrested, Allison has a bit of a vendetta against all superheroes now, and appears to be turning into a bit of villain herself on her journey to destroy them all.