Meet Jessica Jones, a former costumed super hero who, unfortunately, stunk at it. With powers unremarkable in comparison to the great icons of Marvel, Jessica never found her niche. But once she hung up her cape, she was surprised at how quickly she fell out of the spandex loop. Sure, she may hang out with some of the Avengers socially, but she's not welcome in Avengers Mansion. And she feels the rejection. She`s self-destructive, drinks too much, and has a huge inferiority complex. And did we mention that she's now a Private Investigator who specializes in cases of the superhuman variety? Following the startling revelations of the end of last issue, Jessica follows a trail of heartache and murder... leading to help from a reluctant ally -- and another wrenching encounter with Luke Cage, Hero for Hire!