Pearl #1
Pearl #1, $3.99

VERY FINE/NEAR MINT

(W) Brian Michael Bendis
(A/CA) Michael Gaydos

From the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes a brand-new creation. PEARL is the story of an exceptional tattoo artist and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelgänger from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape. PEARL is a major series launch from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that features their first brand-new original character since Jessica Jones. Fans of the Jessica Jones comic and TV show will be thrilled and delighted by this bold new direction the creative team has taken.
Date Available: 08/15/2018

BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy


Bendis!(tm) first new creator owned title debuts via DC and its ok!(tm) at best. Strong art by Michael Gaydos is dampened and doured by his colorist...Michael Gaydos?!? As for Bendis himself, he's a words guy, so how are the words? They are many, and specifically chosen, but don't add up to much yet for Pearl, a Yakuza tattoo artist, her boss, her contact, and a potential new beau.

This feels like a 'read the first arc' sort of a thing. Let's all do that and see where we land. It is at least different in the overall comic landscape if not differentiating itself in the Bendis corner.


I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams


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