5. Jessica Jones
Photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix
Jessica Jones is a fellow Midtown High classmate of Peter Parker’s (who she also happened to have a crush on). Jones gained her powers after she and her family were in a car accident with a truck carrying radioactive materials. Jones survived, gaining superhuman abilities, but lost her family in the process. After being adopted, Jones moved to New York City where she would become friends with Peter Parker and take on the alias Jewel as her superhero name.
A relative newcomer to the list here, Jessica Jones was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos in November 2001 appearing first in Alias #1. Alias was the first “Marvel MAX” book to show explicit sex, language, and violence. On November 20, 2015, Netflix premiered the first season of Jessica Jones, its second superhero show behind Daredevil.
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