BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Co-cre­ator of Jes­sica Jones

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews - Stephen Jewell

What are your im­pres­sions of the TV se­ries?

i’m stunned by just how faith­ful it is to what michael gay­dos and i did, which is a lot more faith­ful than i would have been! the look of the show is very dif­fer­ent to Dare­devil, but it’s just as unique and ex­cit­ing in its own way. it’s a quite won­der­ful show.

What was the ap­peal for you of cre­at­ing a more street-level su­per­hero?

i’d al­ready started work­ing on Pow­ers and i very much liked that mash-up be­tween the crime and su­per­hero gen­res. i wasn’t see­ing in a lot of places, as it was be­fore se­ries like Gotham Cen­tral and Top Ten hadn’t come out yet.

What kind of re­search did you do?

i’d al­ready been look­ing into bounty hun­ters and pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tors for my cre­ator-owned comic for Cal­iber, Jinx. i took it so se­ri­ously that i ac­tu­ally con­sid­ered get­ting my own pri­vate eye li­cence, but at the time in Cleve­land you needed about 600 hours of de­tec­tive work be­hind you, so i didn’t end up go­ing quite that far!

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