Believing herself to have been born broken, shes given purpose when recruited by the titular agency, whose acronym stands for Sentinent World Operation and Response Department, a secret counterterrorism and intelligency agency dealing with extraterrestrial threats.
As Jessicas told, 32 alien races exist on Earth, all of them unwelcome. Its her job to help rid the planet of these foreigners unwanted visitors.
She does just that in this five-episode series, really motion comics based of Brian Michael Bendis run. That she does it by mostly staying in her human guise is the surprising part for Spider-Woman fans of old. After wrongly branded a cop killer, Jessica hits often and hits hard, using her emotion-altering powers more than her web-shooting ones to locate those filthy Skrull invaders.
I wish I was cute and dumb, she says, in an English accent, which is new. Just for a day.
Instead, shes gritty and dark, which is why this is the best so far of Shout! Factorys Marvel Knights line. Like those including Black Panther and Iron Man: Extremis this is not for kids, as talk of getting ones ass kicked and needing a little chemical romance strongly hint. Thats a good thing, since so little animation is made specifically for adults.
Those who also are followers of comics and Bendis groundbreaking work in particular will enjoy this most, as it includes cameos by Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America and Black Widow, among others. Rod Lott