Pearl #11

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

After a blazing adventure in Kobe, Japan, this modern-day yakuza crime epic wrapped around a romance for the ages from the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes back home. Tattoo artist/assassin/yakuza clan leader Pearl Tanaka has confronted her heritage on the same mean streets where her grand-mother was born. Now she comes home to find her place in the new order. This issue is another explosive, cliché-defying multimedia extravaganza from artist Michael Gaydos, as PEARL continues its unique exploration of art and self-expression in a way only comics can.

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 17, 2019

    Michael Gaydos delivers some beautiful, stylized art that draws the readers eye to both the characters and the amazingly detailed backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 17, 2019

    Pearl has only improved across its run and this penultimate issue sets up a compelling finale by building a great deal of momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 18, 2019

    The best part of course, is the artwork by Michael Gaydos. He makes the whole thing almost passable. And it is. As long as you aren't looking for much meaning beyond that. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Jul 21, 2019

    Bendis is back at it with his "long-form broken into dependent chapters" Pearl. Our lead character is still trying to figure out where she stands, and what is in store for her, with her crime family ties and expectations. Plus, there's a 3 page sidebar talking about the logistics of creating new sex acts for profit.

    Truthfully, I don't understand why AT&T/WB/DC printed this. They have put the clamps on many books - even canceled the Vertigo line - in an effort to be "family" oriented and prudish in the Disney model. But then they allow this? With a full-page of violent blood showing what happened when a person engaged a trafficked sex worker? My only explanations are 1) They had no idea what they were doing, or 2) Brian Mic more

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  • 7.0

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