In a corrupt city where crime rules the streets, Firo Prochainezo is Camorra, an Italian criminal syndicate distinct from the mafia. A member of the relatively small Martillo family, Firo nevertheless got big ambitions and is determined to make his mark. But while the Martillos may not be the biggest bad guys on the block, they’ve got some distinct advantages working in their favor. Does Firo have what it takes to become a made man?
Let the crazy ruckus begin!
I was really excited about this manga when I saw this at my library. I enjoy 1920’s era stories as well as Mafia/the Mob stories. Sadly, this one disappointed me.
The characters were generic, I had a difficult time telling them apart. Generic mobsters all fighting for control. For example Similar hairstyles and hair colors between each one it was a bit of a headache trying to distinguish them apart
The storyline only got interesting when I was more than half-way into it. At that point I had lost my enthusiasm for the rest of the story. I did finish the story though. When I finished it things started finally making sense, but up until that point, it was like going to a family reunion and seeing most of the people you’ve never met. Kind of like when Aunt May comes up to you and squeezes your cheeks and says “OH I REMEMBER YOU WHEN YOU WERE JUST A BABY!!” And you’re standing there like “Mom, why is this strange woman pinching my cheeks?”
I did like when the plot fully came together and started to make more sense. I would be willing to read the next book in the series to give it a second chance.
I would recommend this to people who are more into 1920’s era New York and a bit of the Noir theme.
Jessica Jones, retired Avenger and now Private eye, takes a job at the Daily Bugle for a new column for the newspaper called The Pulse. Along with famed columnist Ben Urich, the duo is tasked with reporting on fellow superheroes and report on their activities and other interesting superhero news stories. All while Jessica is expecting a baby.
However, someone is after Jessica and Luke Cage. Will they come out alive? Will Jessica’s baby be healthy? How is S.H.I.E.L.D. involved? Everyone’s favorite superheroes make a cameo in this epic story of action, excitement, and family!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Ben Urich also has his own storyline in this graphic novel. He wants to tell the whole story, no matter the red tape or the lack of interest from his coworkers. His loyalty to Daredevil makes him a good member of the press to have at your side.
This story is awesome! I loved all of the cameos from the Marvel Universe superheroes and supervillains! Jessica Jones is a very relatable character in the fact that she is a new mother. The fact of having superhero parents can make being a parent of a possible baby with superhuman powers terrifying!
This is a big collection of graphic novels. So if you’re not up for a long graphic novel, maybe try one of her shorter graphic novels first. I would suggest the Alias series, or the beginning of the series I reviewed Monday.
Hope you guys enjoyed DC Comic book week! Reading the Joker-themed graphic novels was amazing and left me stunned and wanting more.
I also hope you enjoyed my review of The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James! I wasn’t expecting much from this book, but this book blew me away!
Anyway, on with what the theme for this Marvel week going to be. I was actually panicking a bit because I wanted to do a theme with something that was coming out in March. Then the trailer for Netflix‘s Jessica Jones season 2 dropped. I was saved! It releases on Netflix on March 8th. So I timed it just right!
Anyway, hope you enjoy reading my reviews for Jessica Jones comics to get hyped for season 2! I hear it’s going to be great!
Hope to see you guys for Marvel Week!
*Side Note* Due to complications out of my control, I will only be reviewing two Jessica Jones comic books. The first one will be posted on Monday at 1pm CDT, and the second one on Friday at 1pm CDT.
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