ByShannon McShortall, writer at
I have been reading comics since before I could read. When I learned how to read, they became significantly better.
Shannon McShortall

Jessica Jones was an excellent show of an incredibly high-calibre that was incredibly tense and suspenseful. Another thing it did was leave questions in the air, specifically 'What is IGH?'

Now, of course...


We all good? Let's go!

Who Is IGH?

There isn't actually a comicbook group called IGH but we can get a pretty good idea of what they do based on the characters they associate with. It all starts with this guy:

Officer Simpson.

In the show, Officer Simpson is a law-abiding cop who was part of an organisation that gave him red, white and blue pills to extend and limit his strength. He gets knocked out and then taken by the company that gave him the pills, IGH. In the comics, a character by the name of Frank Simpson takes red, white and blue pills to extend and limit his strength. Those pills are given to him by Weapon Plus, the same organisation that makes Wolverine and Captain America, among others. THAT character becomes the villain Nuke, pictured here:

So, I believe IGH is being set up as a replacement for Weapon Plus, since Fox would own the rights. I personally primarily know Nuke from the fact that he's a Wolverine (also owned by FOX) enemy, but he's also a Daredevil and Captain America villain. He could also work as a Punisher villain given his abilities and history, as well as the fact that he was drawn by Steve Dillon. So given this information, I believe he'll be making a reappearance in Daredevil Season 2 or Jessica Jones Season 2, or possibly even Luke Cage. Here's the thing though: I believe that IGH is more than just simply a Weapon Plus replacement. I believe they have actual bearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here's why:

Mister Hyde

That's right! Mister Hyde from Agents of SHIELD. I believe that IGH is an offshoot of what he was trying to do, finding others with powers and monitoring them, in his attempt to find Inhumans. This would explain the vested interest the group had in Jessica Jones after her crash. It would also account for the ability to create strength-altering chemicals, specifically pills, as Mister Hyde uses in the All-New Ghost Rider comic series. In fact, maybe they used Jessica Jones to make the formula that turns Zabo into Hyde. Given the rumours that the second phase of the Netflix shows would include Ghost Rider, it doesn't seem unprecedented to be setting up a Hyde return, possibly as a fully-fledged villain now, or maybe even a new Hyde.

So, what do you think? Is Jessica Jones more connected to Agents of SHIELD than we realised? What is IGH? Did you enjoy Jessica Jones? Let's talk about it in the comments!

Thanks for reading!


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