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ALIAS 9

Post by Col_Fury » Thu May 01, 2008 12:09 am

You know, it’s funny that THIS is the only issue of ALIAS missing from the MCP…

ALIAS #9
July, 2002

Appearances:
Jessica Jones, Malcolm Powder, Edwin Jarvis, Rick Jones?

Synopsis:
Pg1-pg18
Jessica calls the Avengers to let them know she found Rick Jones, but gets the answering machine. After leaving a message about Rick thinking he’s being chased by Skrulls she goes back to her office to check her messages. She dozes off after making contact with a man she’s trying to trap, and wakes up to Malcolm answering her phone. It turns out to be Jarvis, who is returning the message she left earlier. He explains that Rick is in Los Angeles and the Rick she’s encountered is an imposter. She kicks Malcolm out and meets ‘Rick’ in the park, where he’s back with his wife. She then meets the man she was tracking and asks him questions about celebrities.(he’s a psychiatrist)
Pg19-pg22pn5-FB (between pg15 & pg16 of ALIAS 8)
Jessica and ‘Rick’ chat about life with superheroes.
Pg22pn6(of 6)
Jessica curses herself for being fooled.

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So last issue, Jessica tracks down the ‘missing’ Rick Jones, to find a paranoid man who is convinced that the Skrulls are after him. He absolutely doesn’t want to talk to the Avengers, but is willing to talk to the Fantastic Four. When Roberta(the robot receptionist) doesn’t let them in, Jessica says she’s calling the Avengers and Rick takes off.

Now, this Rick was explained away as an impersonator, but this explanation was offered by Jarvis. And knowing what we now know from Secret Invasion #1, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out that Skrulls were really after this guy. Did ‘Rick’ not want to talk to the Avengers because they would be able to tell he wasn’t the real Rick? Or because he knew they had already been infiltrated? And how long has 'Jarvis' been screening calls for something just like this? I guess we'll find out!

Also, the Jarvis here says he's calling on behalf of Captain America, but I'm not sure how much weight we should put on that, given the circumstances.

Of course, the real Rick Jones was tied up in the Captain Marvel series at the time. A possible answer to that is the Skrulls thought the impersonator Rick was the real deal, and they were after him not knowing what the real one was up to. OR, they knew this guy was an impersonator and wanted him eliminated so the idea of impostors didn’t get around too much. Time will tell!

But there you go; Bendis has been saying this Skrull thing has been planned out for years, and here’s a ‘the Skrulls are after me’ story back in 2002.

In the meantime, though:

JONES, JESSICA (nee CAMBELL)

ALIAS 8 (1-15)
*ALIAS 9-FB
ALIAS 8 (16-21)
*ALIAS 9
ALIAS 10


POWDER, MALCOLM
ALIAS 6
*ALIAS 9
ALIAS 17


JARVIS, EDWIN

A3 55
JLA/A 3
T2 34
*ALIAS 9
A3 56


?JONES, RICK?
ALIAS 7
ALIAS 8 (1-15)
ALIAS 9-FB
ALIAS 8 (16-21)
ALIAS 9
-Daron Jensen

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Re: ALIAS 9

Post by Somebody » Thu May 01, 2008 9:14 am

I don't have this issue (or any other issue of Alias) to double-check, but wouldn't this have been during the "aged Rick" story in Captain Marvel? Just for corroboration

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Re: ALIAS 9

Post by Col_Fury » Thu May 01, 2008 8:02 pm

Alias 9 was published the same month as Captain Marvel 33, the issue where Marlo realizes she has the hots for Moonstone. Paul B. has Alias 9 about a month before Captain Marvel 32 on his Calendar. Rick was de-aged and regained his arm in Captain Marvel 26.

And then a couple of months later, the book was re-booted as part of the U-Decide! contest.
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