Pearl, Vol. 1
Pearl is an exceptional tattoo artist…and and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. This is Pearl Vol. 1, from the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones.When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelg&aauml;nger 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. This new graphic novel collects issues #1-5.

Pearl, Vol. 1 Details

TitlePearl, Vol. 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 14th, 2019
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401290610
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Fiction

Pearl, Vol. 1 Review

  • Jamie Connolly
    January 1, 1970
    Good. I was gonna read all of bendis jinx world titles but I’m not really feeling it anymore. I may stop here. I read enough stupid shit as it is. 4 stars.
  • Paul Griggs
    January 1, 1970
    First time of reading Bendis non-superhero character owned material. having enjoyed Jessica Jones I love the art and the different world and type of story he’s telling. Roll on Vol 2
  • Adam Stone
    January 1, 1970
    Brian Michael Bendis has written everything this year. He has two Superman books, a book about being a regularish person in a world with Superman, an all ages Superfriends spin-off, the WORST named comic for comic book stores to try and order (Cover), a vengeful assassin story, and this, a, uh, different vengeful assassin story.Bendis is mainly known for his dialogue. You may love it. You may hate it. You may not notice that it's almost always the same. But it's what gets him so much work. His p Brian Michael Bendis has written everything this year. He has two Superman books, a book about being a regularish person in a world with Superman, an all ages Superfriends spin-off, the WORST named comic for comic book stores to try and order (Cover), a vengeful assassin story, and this, a, uh, different vengeful assassin story.Bendis is mainly known for his dialogue. You may love it. You may hate it. You may not notice that it's almost always the same. But it's what gets him so much work. His premises aren't usually very original or interesting. His strength is in his characters and how they interact.With the huge assist of Gaydos's art, I forgot I was reading a Bendis book. I was, as usual, enjoying the characters, but I was also so lost in the art (in a good way...the art wasn't confusing, I just kept going back to look at things because I enjoyed the layouts and the coloring) that I wasn't wondering where the plot was going to go, I was just enjoying the story. The reveals felt surprising because the pacing was so intentionally different from most modern comics that I wasn't waiting for a reveal when I turned the page.
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  • CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
    January 1, 1970
    This was missing something and I honestly can't put my finger on it. There was no depth to the character and the plot was a bit confused as the story continued and the art and the writing blocks didn't help.It had a nice atmospheric feel but I did not like the art. It was very much like the old Alias volume 2 art that made it look like someone took photographs and stylized them to look like art. Not my fave medium.I'm curious to see where this is going and maybe learn more about Pearl but a lot This was missing something and I honestly can't put my finger on it. There was no depth to the character and the plot was a bit confused as the story continued and the art and the writing blocks didn't help.It had a nice atmospheric feel but I did not like the art. It was very much like the old Alias volume 2 art that made it look like someone took photographs and stylized them to look like art. Not my fave medium.I'm curious to see where this is going and maybe learn more about Pearl but a lot of things need to be cleared up (and I'm not even talking about the mystery - whatever that is - itself, I'm talking about knowing more about the characters on a linear level so that I can keep certain things straight) from character dev and plot. This story is a little bit of a mess and not necessarily in a good way.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 2.75
  • Zac
    January 1, 1970
    Some of the most beautiful artwork I've seen in recent memory and although its a typical BMB storyline, not dissimilar from USAvMurderInc., its far superior in its character work and through the landscape photo-backed artwork and vivd tattoo tapestry, builds an enjoyable more immersive universe than most of his post-Marvel work.
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  • Amanda Lambert
    January 1, 1970
    Strong start to a new character and series. Pearl is incredibly badass but not over the top. Excited to see where this goes.
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    Cold and vague but sorta beautiful.
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    Gorgeous and unique artwork, reminds me of both Fight Club and Into the Spiderverse with it's hectic pacing and interesting storytelling. Definitely picking up the next volume when it's out.
  • CATHERINE
    January 1, 1970
    The artwork is stunning and beautiful. I loved the heroine, the story and the premise.
  • John Funderburg
    January 1, 1970
    Intriguing. The artwork is wonderful, but it's a little too hard-edged for me. I'll be interested to see where it goes from here.
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