Netflix and Disney have reached a deal that will bring several series based on Marvel characters to the streaming service. This is almost certainly welcome news for comic book nerds like myself, although I worry that quantity might compromise quality. I’m most interested in the Jessica Jones series, which hopefully will be based on the excellent and rather dark Alias comic series from the mid-Aughts.
Marvel is becoming quite adept at playing the 21st-century media game with its carefully choreographed slate of movies, TV shows, and other properties. Still, I wonder if we’re nearing peak superhero in our pop culture.