Category Archives: Small Screen Comics

Small Screen Comics – Alias/Jessica Jones

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Though Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may have been slow out of the gate, subsequent seasons of the show have improved and, in the wake of Netflix’s Daredevil, the Marvel-TV relationship is strong as ever.  Over on network TV, a new Agent Carter season is due to arrive next year (and you can find our Small Screen Comics article on that show over here) and Fox is starting production on two X-Men shows.  But, subscription on-demand streaming super-heroics have been the most successful and critically acclaimed.  Next up for Netflix?  The private detective Jessica Jones, of course!

Wait…who?  Jessica Jones is first television property without a Marvel movie background or at least a little name recognition.  Who are the comic inspirations for the characters on this new show?  Let’s take a look!  (Note: This article was written before the show’s release, so no specific spoilers for the show here, but we will be looking at the source material.)

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Small Screen Comics – Marvel’s Agent Carter

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As Marvel continues its apparent dominance over comic-to-movies and television properties, we now have another to add to the list — Marvel’s Agent Carter.  Centered on the activities of Peggy Carter and Howard Stark, both originally seen in the Captain America: The First Avenger film (2011), this new series looks to further cement the WWII period of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But who are the comic inspirations for these characters?  Let’s take a look!  (I have not yet watched the first two episodes at the time of writing this article, so no specific spoilers for the show here.)

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Small Screen Comics – Who is Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Skye?

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For those of you who stuck with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. past the slow moving first season and into the much more exciting and fun second season, you were finally gifted with the beginnings of some resolution (or at least moving forward on character development) of our POV character, Skye.   In the mid-season finale (SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY), her father reveals that her real name is Daisy.  Before the episode’s end, Skye/Daisy is exposed to a mist from inside the Obelisk and, after breaking out of a cocoon, has newly developed earthquake powers.

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Well, unsuprisingly from a show that gave us the Marvel Cinematic Universe versions of Marco Scarlotti (Whiplash), Franklin Hall (Graviton), and Marcus Daniels (Blackout), both Daisy and her father Cal are reimaginings of existing Marvel characters.  Keep on reading after the jump to find out who they are (and Skye’s connection to Toaster Strudel)! Continue reading Small Screen Comics – Who is Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Skye?