New Avengers #47

Background

Before The New Avenger s were formed Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were in a relationship. Now they are married and have a baby girl, Danielle. Before The New Avengers were formed Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were in a relationship. Now they are married and have a baby girl, Danielle.

Story Details

  New Avengers #47
Summary: Spider-Man appears
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Billy Tan
Inker: Matt Banning
Cover Art: Aleksi Briclot

Weeks ago Luke is changing Danielle's' nappy, when Jessica asks him to tell Danielle a story. Luke decides to tell her the story of when he fell in love with Jessica. Months ago Luke went to see Jessica for help in finding his father. His father and brother disowned him because of his criminal past but they don't know that Luke was cleared of all charges, Jessica agrees to help.

Later in Hell's Kitchen we see Luke as part of the group Daredevil put together to take down the Yakuza, he receives a text message from Jessica telling him she may have found his father. In Atlanta Luke and Jessica go to see his father. Jessica goes ahead without Luke, she finds out from Luke's fathers' wife that he doesn't want to see him and Luke's brother is dead. Luke's father does read about Luke on the internet but he's not ready to talk to him. Luke walks up to the door and catches a glimpse of his father. While closing the door Luke's mother in-law says "Maybe one day..." Later Jessica consoles Luke at a diner. Back to weeks ago Luke hopes that they do a good job of raising Danielle.

In the present, after the battle with the Skrulls in Central Park, Jessica realises she left Danielle with the Skrull posing as The Avengers butler Jarvis. Jessica flies to The Avengers tower with Ms. Marvel whose carrying Luke, only to find "Jarvis" has taken Danielle

General Comments

Let me start by saying I'm not sure this is the time to show when Luke fell in love with Jessica. In the midst of the Skrull war we've seen how the key players have been replaced or how they became involved. This issue just gives more back story to a relationship that we already know about, I personally hoped this issue would resolve The Hoods story from last issue.

Still next issue has the new team line up so that's something to look forward to!

Overall Rating

2 webs - Im not a big fan of Bendis passing an issue of Alias off as New Avengers - He's done it before and will probably do it again.

Footnote

As mentioned - next issue the new team is formed