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Top 10 Jessica Jones Easter Eggs You Never Noticed

VO: Adrian Sousa WRITTEN BY: Michael Boriero
Written by Michael Boriero Jessica Jones is back – attitude and all – which means more Marvel Comics references for all you comic book junkies! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Jessica Jones Season 2 Easter Eggs. For this list, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled as we explore both the obvious and not so obvious, Marvel Comics Easter eggs present in the superhero detective’s second season. Because we have to dig pretty deep into the plot for some of these, a spoiler warning is in effect. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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Jessica Jones is back – attitude and all – which means more Marvel Comics references for all you comic book junkies! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Jessica Jones Season 2 Easter Eggs.

For this list, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled as we explore both the obvious and not so obvious, Marvel Comics Easter eggs present in the superhero detective’s second season. Because we have to dig pretty deep into the plot for some of these, a spoiler warning is in effect.

#10: Jessica’s Name

To say that the shows titular character is secretive would be a gross understatement. Marvel’s hardboiled private investigator is constantly bogged down by a shady past, which she typically bottles up by drowning herself in a lot of liquor. But this season fans were given numerous flashbacks in order to get a deeper look into Jessica’s harrowing past. One small, but satisfying nod to her comic book origins came in a memory with an old boyfriend, when he discovers her middle name is Campbell. In the comics, Jessica’s last name is in fact Campbell, before the Joneses adopted her following the supposed death of her entire family. Nice little throwback Netflix.

#9: Cell Block D

The infamous Cell Block D makes a short appearance this season when Jessica’s not so dead mother, Alisa, is briefly incarcerated there. Fans of Marvel’s Netflix series will remember that this particular cellblock held two incredibly dangerous prisoners in Frank Castle and the Kingpin himself, Wilson Fisk. Of course, while Frank had to deal with an onslaught of armed prisoners, this time around it was the prison guards that needed to keep their heads on a swivel as they tried to contain the short-fused and unnaturally strong Alisa. And as we all know now, not even the ironclad Cell Block D can hold a prisoner grieving over a lost love.

#8: The Secret Invasion Nod

While Jessica is trying to get her P.I. firm back on track, she encounters several… odd characters in need of investigative work. One woman in particular claims that lizard people are in fact walking amongst society disguised as humans. She even singles out rap legend Jay-Z. And while this brief encounter might just be a joke, it’s hard not to wonder if the lizards are in fact a reference to the secret Skrull invasion from the comics. A Skrull story arc might be too much to handle for TV, but could this be an allusion to a larger, possibly not so distant MCU project? Captain Marvel anyone?

#7: Hedy Wolfe

When Trish is photographed with Malcolm she naturally makes headlines in “Celeb Seeker,” what with her being Patsy and all. Upon seeing the magazine cover, most viewers probably kept their eyes on the dramatically shocking photo of Trish with Malcolm by her side. Of course, if you ignore the paparazzi’s headline grabber you’ll notice a more interesting caption in the top left corner, where we get our first mention of Hedy Wolfe. Fans of the Patsy Walker comic books will remember Hedy as Patsy’s earliest co-star and longtime rival. It might be time for these two to meet in person.

#6: Dr. Tiboldt

Who knew that when viewers tuned in to the new season of Jessica Jones they’d also meet the legendary hypnotist Dr. Maynard Tiboldt. Well, sort of. He’s not exactly the same maniacal Marvel villain known as The Ringmaster. Instead, he’s an even-tempered and monotone hypnotist hired by Trish to help open the inner workings of Jessica’s mind. Unfortunately, like many others who try to break through her hard shell exterior, he’s quickly spurned away with a profanity-filled – and sometimes physical – tirade. While we probably won’t get to see Tiboldt in full circus attire, it’s always fun to see comic book characters come to life.

#5: Stan Lee’s Cameo

This was bound to happen; Stan Lee is notorious for his cameos throughout the MCU, and now in Marvel’s Netflix universe. This time around, though, his appearance wasn’t so noticeable. The legendary Marvel creator was featured on a bus in a large advertisement promoting the law firm “Forbush & Associates.” Oh, and if that sounds familiar to you hardcore Marvel aficionados, that’s because it should. The name "Forbush” harkens back to one of Marvel’s oddest, and often forgotten characters, Forbush Man, who was the primary hero in the Not Brand Echh comics. So not only did we get our customary Stan Lee poster, but we also get a nod to a lesser-known hero.

#4: David Mack’s Artwork

When we first meet Jessica’s new superintendent, Oscar Arocho, the show does a great job at making us, well, hate his guts. We later find out he doesn’t want to attract any trouble due to legal reasons and his fight for child custody. But, all of this aside, his most memorable moment is the painting he gifts to Jessica, which can only be described as undeniably David Mack. Mack, of course, was the cover artist for the Alias comic books spanning from 2001 to 2004. His striking style has made him a legend among comic book artists, as he always has a way to make his covers pop more than any other.

#3: Dr. Karl Malus

Whether or not Dr. Karl Malus had good intentions when he experimented on unconscious subjects is left up for debate. But the bottom line is that we finally got a closer look at the mad scientist behind Jessica’s superhuman powers. First off, he’s strikingly different from his comic book appearance. In the show Malus seems to be a caring doctor who just wants to save lives, although he’s still relatively shrouded in mystery behind the IGH veil. In the comic books, however, he’s slightly more malevolent, with his character performing unsavory and extreme experiments in order to create hybrid super-criminals. Oh, not to mention he was briefly attached to the symbiote Carnage… talk about a handful.

#2: The Whizzer

Wait is that Flash… or just a slightly rotund Flash look-a-like? Nope! As the man himself clearly states during his frantic plea with Jessica to help find the people chasing him, his name is Whizzer. Well, not actually. It’s his own personal nickname, which happens to be his comic book alter ego as well. In homage to his much fitter comic book counterpart, Robert Coleman is wearing a yellow sweater and holding a blue backpack – the same colors as The Whizzer from Marvel comics. The original Whizzer, Robert Frank, gloriously made his debut in 1941 and reportedly gained his super speed via mongoose blood transfusion…which is definitely not something you should try at home.

#1: Hellcat

Yes, folks, it’s finally happening! Hellcat is well on her way to making a TV appearance. The show first teases its viewers with Trish’s future when she claws a guy's face while trying to protect Malcolm. Ultimately, her goal all season long was to attain the same powers as her best friend and stepsister, Jessica, at any cost. After Dr. Malus performs a risky procedure on Trish, it seems like the experiment failed. However, we later catch a glimpse of Trish’s cat-like reflexes when she drops her phone and catches it with her foot in the final episode. Will Patsy finally transform into Hellcat? Looks like we’ll have to wait and see.
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