Pearl #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

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.

  • 10
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Sep 19, 2018

    Overall, Pearl #2, is an issue that continues in the simplistic voice of its predecessor. While also building on the mythology and delivering readers new depth to its characters. Balancing this with a stylistic approach of progressively moving the plot forward. Its matched only by its daring and bold artistic vision masterfully given by Michael Gaydos. If you are not following Pearl, you are missing out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Sep 20, 2018

    I didn't think I would enjoy a crime drama told through this medium, but I could not have been more wrong. Pearlis only two issues in, and it is already one of my favorite miniseries ever. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Sep 26, 2018

    The story is amazing. The ART is so stellar. The Layouts are astounding. There is nothing that I do not like about this book. There are very few books that I will think about outside of my reading time. I will be at work randomly thinking about a scene from Pearl. That is how I know this book is special. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Sep 19, 2018

    PEARL #2 develops the characters well while continuing to show the present day. There's an impressive balance between the past and present scenarios. I can't wait to see more of Pearl! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 19, 2018

    I'm in love with what is happening here. It's a fine book with a great team that are both really stretching their skills to fine effect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 19, 2018

    The high water mark in this story comes when Pearl's friend Kimmy hears about her obligation to Mr. Mike. Each character is constrained by both compassion and coercion which makes the story interesting. I strongly advise picking up this book for the criminal and familial themes and the interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 19, 2018

    The issue is over sooner than expected, due to quite a few pages that are dialogue-free, but the detail in Michael Gaydos' art is something to behold. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Sep 18, 2018

    Whether this is metaphorical or something supernatural, I loved it, and I can't wait to see where the story goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 19, 2018

    Gaydos' art work is awesome. I loved every contrast in the past and the present and the style was engaging. Both the panels and details go a long way towards bringing a film noir style to the story and it worked for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Sep 24, 2018

    "Pearl" keeps the artistic quality of the first issue and further expands the world, as the job of the titular character keeps getting more and more complicated. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 19, 2018

    Pearl is still a visually striking comic, but one that may not even be aware of where its greatest strengths actually lie. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Sep 19, 2018

    Pearl #2 falls flat in execution and moving the story forward. We get glimpses of potential development but its overshadowed by needless cutaways and useless dialog. Hopefully, in the next issue, this gets corrected as the story does have potential as tattoos and Yakuzas do go together in Japanese culture. Read Full Review

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