BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Co-creator of Jessica Jones
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!