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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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While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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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

Preview: Pearl #1 (of 6)

Pearl #1 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2 (Archie Comics) – The two worlds collide in a fun adventure that really works in the first issue. We didn’t get a lot of Batman/Archie action but it looks like this issue will get us there.

Batman #53 (DC Comics) – This storyline has focused on Bruce Wayne on a jury to decide if Mr. Freeze is guilty after Batman pins him to a murder.

Crowded #1 (Image Comics) – In the future, it runs on an economy of job shares and apps and someone has targeted an individual who then hires the lowest-rated bodyguard to protect her.

Edge of Spider-Geddon #1 (Marvel) – Spider-Verse round 2 is what this sounds like as the multiverse’s Spider-people come together once again.

Extermination #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s big X event that has something to do with the original X-Men… we’re intrigued and hoping this is a return to the great events of the past.

Fence #9 (BOOM! Studios) – A comic about fencing!? Add in a little drama and this comic has quickly become one of our favorites. This is a great example of looking at what others are doing, in this case manga sports comics, and bringing it to Western audiences. Fantastic all around.

Hellicious #2 (Starburn Industries Press) – The first issue of this series was hillarious in a nice twisted way. Short take: little girl who’s a demon and likes to torture things. As we said, twisted.

Infinity Wars #2 (Marvel) – The lead up series left us wanting but the first issue of Marvel’s summer event really caught us off guard in a good way. We’re excited to see what happens next and honestly, we have no idea where this one is going.

Injustice vs. the Masters of the Universe #2 (DC Comics) – We expected a fun first issue but not one with so much depth and thought. Will the second issue be a repeat and continue to surprise? We’ll find out!

Pearl #1 (DC Comics/Jinxworld) – Brian Michael Bendis’ Jinxworld comics are now being published by DC and this new series he’s back with long time collaborator Michael Gaydos. We’re beyond excited.

Ruinworld #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was adorable, fun, and funny, and we’re excited to read this second issue of this webcomic that has come to print!

Tongues #1 (Fantagraphics) – Anders Nilsen series taking place in the modern Middles East following the entwined stories of an imprisoned god, the eagle that is his jailor, an east African orphan on an errand of murder and a young American with a teddy bear on his back, lost in a trackless wilderness. Revenge, evolution, the fate of the world… and a talking chicken.

Terminator: Sector War #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Terminator series and with a new film in production, we’re excited for what’s to come!
Undocumented (Abrams Comicarts) – The story of immigrant workers who come to the United States without papers. A timely graphic novel we’re excited to see humanize this reality.

Volition #1 (Aftershock Comics) – It’s the not too distant future where a race of robots has spawned but are second class citizens. They struggle for equal rights but a virus threatens all artifical life.

DC Announces New Bendis Jinxworld Plus Free Issues

It wasn’t too long ago that it was announced that writer Brian Michael Bendis was joining DC Entertainment and bringing his Jinxworld titles with him. Now it was been revealed some of his brand new projects that we’ll be able to enjoy this year.

For the first time since creating Jessica Jones, Bendis teams up with artist and co-creator Michael Gaydos on Pearl. Scheduled to debut this August, Pearlis a story about finding out and embracing who you are, not what you were born to be. This sweeping, epic romance is set against the violent backdrop of warring Yakuza factions in modern-day San Francisco.

Pearl is a very special tattoo artist and accidental assassin whose life is turned upside down when she falls for her counterpart from a rival faction. Realizing that they’re both products of a hellish environment with few prospects for real happiness, Pearl and her new lover are determined to escape this life and chart their own fates together.

As complicated and topical as Jessica Jones but with a completely different flavor and voice, Pearl will debut this summer.

Next, the award-winning creative team of Bendis and artist David Mack reunite for another all-new Jinxworld series, Cover.  Debuting this fall and based on a true story, the intelligence community figures out that the traveling band of social misfits who make comic books are an exact match to the profiles of candidates recruited for intelligence and counterintelligence gathering. A very well-known comics creator is recruited by the agency to live a double life as a spy. And convention season is upon us. With a nod to films like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and The In-Laws, this comic celebrates comics, comic creators, readers and of course, spies.

On top of the two brand new Jinxworld titles, it was also announced that more than 150 Jinxworld periodicals and collected editions, covering Jinxworld favorites like Brilliant, Fire, Fortune & Glory, Goldfish, Jinx and Torso, plus the full run of Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming’s landmark series Powers (spanning 100 individual issues and 17 collected editions), are available now for digital purchase and download through platforms such as readdc.com, the Vertigo app for iOSComixology and Amazon Kindle, with more platforms to follow.

In celebration of the DC/Jinxworld partnership, several titles from the Jinxworld catalog will have their #1 issues downloadable for free until March 7:Powers, Scarlet, United States of Murder Inc., Brilliant and Takio. Many of these series will be relaunched with all new stories.

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