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Exclusive Preview: Pearl #8

Pearl #8

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Michael Gaydos
Cover by: Michael Gaydos
Variant cover by: Tula Lotay
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 17, 2019

From the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones, a brand-new chapter in this massive Yakuza epic that has taken master tattoo artist/part-time assassin Pearl Tanaka from San Francisco to Japan, where she is going to confront the origins of her family and her clan head-on. Critics are gushing over Michael Gaydos’ vibrant palette and experimental storytelling techniques. Hop on board this brand-new crime comic from the writer of SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS and YOUNG JUSTICE!

Pearl #8

Preview: Pearl #7

Pearl #7

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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! Award-winning artist Michael Gaydos focuses his amazing eye on Japan! All this, plus an all-new, in-depth Jinxworld letter column!

Pearl #7

Preview: Pearl #6

Pearl #6

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

From the Eisner and Peabody-award winning creators of Jessica Jones comes another blistering chapter in the Yakuza epic IGN called a “four-star gorgeous crime comic,” with 10/10 ratings from AiPT, Comicosity, Comicsverse and Comics Watch! Tattoo artist Pearl Tanaka has finally discovered her past and legacy and how they have informed all her choices up to this moment. Now she must choose her path: master tattoo artist-or master assassin? Although PEARL was originally solicited as a six-issue miniseries, based on your support, PEARL will now be an ongoing series! PEARL will skip a month in February so Michael Gaydos can catch his breath, but we’ll be back with issue #7 in March!

Pearl #6

Preview: Pearl #5 (of 6)

Pearl #5 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From the creators of Jessica Jones comes another intense chapter in one of the best-reviewed debuts of the year! Pearl Tanaka wants to become a master tattoo artist, but her Yakuza clan only wants her to hone her inherited assassin skills. But Pearl’s growing connection to her opposing-clan counterpart, Rick, is opening her eyes to a hopeful world that could be waiting for her.

Pearl #5

Preview: Pearl #4 (of 6)

Pearl #4 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Well, she went and did it. Pearl started the biggest Yakuza clash since the Yama-Ichi Feud. Why? Because enough is enough. Just because she was born into a world that runs a certain way doesn’t mean that she has to follow their rules when all she wants to do is master the art of tattoo. A scintillating new series and character from the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones.

Preview: Pearl #3

Pearl #3

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From the Peabody and Eisner award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes a brand-new force of nature. Her name is Pearl…a master tattoo artist and reluctant assassin for the modern-day yakuza. With Pearl’s dangerous secret now revealed, her chances of happiness in her yakuza clan have all but disappeared. With real true love revealing itself to her for the first time, Pearl begins to discover her story isn’t completely written yet. It’s the latest beautifully illustrated, fully painted chapter by Michael Gaydos.

Preview: Pearl #2

Pearl #2

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes a brand-new creation…Pearl. She is a master tattoo artist and reluctant assassin for the Yakuza she was born into, with a very special gift taught to her by her late mother. But a secret she has kept from everyone may be her only chance at happiness beyond the world she was brought up in. This epic romance set in modern-day San Francisco has the creators of Jessica Jones embarking on a completely new and complex character, creation and world.

Review: Pearl #1

This week sees the release of the first comic from Jinxworld under its new publisher DC Comics! Pearl #1 is by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, and Josh Reed.

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.

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Review

Monkeys Fighting Robots – Pearl #1

Review: Pearl #1

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.

I’ve always been fascinated by tattoos and especially the use of them by some gangs to tell a story. I myself have two and both tell a story though are simple designs. They are memories to me and there’s many more to come to tell my life. Brian Michael Bendis dips into the world of tattooing with Pearl and it’s an intriguing first issue that reminds me a bit of his previous series Scarlet.

The issue is interesting as it’s the debut of Bendis’ Jinxworld by DC Comics and while it’s a good start, it’s not one that has me super excited. What’s interesting though is, I think by the time things are done, the whole will be so much better than the individual issues.

The story isn’t bad in any way, there’s just a spark that’s missing and there’s a sense we’ve seen this before in Bendis’ other work. There isn’t that think that makes it really stand out when it comes to the story.

Where it does stand out is Michael Gaydos‘ art which is as stunning as expected. Gaydos is one of the best artists today and the watercolor like imagery is beautiful and haunting perfectly capturing the story. While the story lacks, the art is a draw, standing out and making this a comic worthy of checking out.

Again, the first issue isn’t bad, there’s just a spark that’s missing to make it stand out from the pack. It is fairly standard Bendis and something we’ve seen before. It’s not a first issue I’m jumping up and down about but I have a feeling that by the time things wrap up, that may change. If you’re a diehard Bendis and/or Gaydos fan, then this is one to get, but for me, this is one to wait and see where it goes.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Michael Gaydos Letterer: Joshua Reed
Story: 6.85 Art: 8.75 Overall: 6.95 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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