Pearl, Vol. 2
From the creators of Jessica Jones! The new Yakuza crime epic begins a bold new chapter. It's what we in the business call a reader-friendly jumping-on point!Meet Pearl, a talented tattoo artist for elite members of the Yakuza in San Francisco. Following the tragedy of her mother's death, Pearl tattooed her albino skin with an elaborate full-body tattoo you can see only when she is flushed with excitement--or rage. Now Pearl has learned the truth behind her family, her clan and her upbringing, all of which sends her heading to Tokyo to face her legacy head-on!The Award-winning creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Jessica Jones, Spider-Man: Miles Morales) and artist Michael Gaydos (Jessica Jones) turn up the heat as they continue story of one of 2018's best new characters!Collects Pearl #7-12

Pearl, Vol. 2 Details

TitlePearl, Vol. 2
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 17th, 2019
PublisherJinxworld
ISBN-139781401294694
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

Pearl, Vol. 2 Review

  • Ramon
    January 1, 1970
    Still just ho-hum, though slightly better than the first volume. Sometimes Gaydos' art is really nice to look at, but also in the back of my head I wonder if you couldn't pull off the same effects with a customized Instagram filter. Some of it looks rotoscoped. And his models are not expressive enough. They aren't moving. He should photograph them as they move. Story-wise, Pearl takes power yadda yadda. Why anybody respects her is a mystery. Where she gets her gun skills is a mystery. The Endo Still just ho-hum, though slightly better than the first volume. Sometimes Gaydos' art is really nice to look at, but also in the back of my head I wonder if you couldn't pull off the same effects with a customized Instagram filter. Some of it looks rotoscoped. And his models are not expressive enough. They aren't moving. He should photograph them as they move. Story-wise, Pearl takes power yadda yadda. Why anybody respects her is a mystery. Where she gets her gun skills is a mystery. The Endo twins aren't particularly funny and seem to be insipid so why are they even here? They're never shown to be a credible threat. Justify them as characters in your story and in the world they occupy. The FBI lady was a non-starter. Feels like they just forgot about her and ran out of space. Anyway things seem mighty convenient.
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  • Tundextra
    January 1, 1970
    American-Japanese Albino tattoo artist and sort of boyfriend from another gang have ruffled the feathers and then some of various Yakuza families, her parents' past, San Francisco's top pornographers, the FBI and now maybe even Japan!.Another sweet Bendis-Gaydos jam, as they take San Francisco, Yakuza, tattoos, family and olde worlde vs new world generations mix them up in to a nice potpourri of a story. It's the lack of solid characterisations and mannerisms of some of the key characters that American-Japanese Albino tattoo artist and sort of boyfriend from another gang have ruffled the feathers and then some of various Yakuza families, her parents' past, San Francisco's top pornographers, the FBI and now maybe even Japan!.Another sweet Bendis-Gaydos jam, as they take San Francisco, Yakuza, tattoos, family and olde worlde vs new world generations mix them up in to a nice potpourri of a story. It's the lack of solid characterisations and mannerisms of some of the key characters that prevent this reaching Jessica Jones status, although the Endo Twins... I want more of!.A solid 8.5 out of 12
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  • John
    January 1, 1970
    Better than volume 1, but do I care enough to get to volume 3?
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