In 2015, Netflix viewers learned what comic book readers already knew – Kilgrave, aka the Purple Man, may be the most twisted and disturbing villain in Marvel Comics history. The former D-list bad guy rose to prominence while sinking to new depths of depravity as he tormented Jessica Jones, both in the comics and on screen, firmly establishing himself as the reluctant superhero P.I.’s arch-nemesis.
It comes as little surprise, then, when fans learned that the twisted villain is next in line to make Jessica’s life hell in the upcoming Marvel Legacy arc by co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos.
Since he was last defeated by Daredevil, Kilgrave has escaped custody and nobody — not even S.H.I.E.L.D. — knows where he’s been, or what he’s planning. Readers — and Jessica — will learn what the sociopath has planned when he makes his big return in Jessica Jones #13, which goes on sale on sale Oct. 4.
Check back next week for CBR’s interview with Bendis about what Kilgrave has planned for Jessica Jones, and take a look at the villain’s big Marvel Legacy return in the gallery below.
JESSICA JONES #13
- BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
- MICHAEL GAYDOS (A)
- Cover by DAVID MACK
- LH Variant Cover by DAN MORA
- Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
- Variant Cover by TBA
- Trading Card Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN Part 1
- Jessica Jones is many things: Private Investigator. Defender. Survivor. Mother. When the Purple Man returns, Jessica Jones finds herself reliving her worst nightmare. But the only thing worse than being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man…is being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man when you have a small child! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
- 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
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