Pearl #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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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.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Oct 29, 2018

    I gave it a 10 out 10 again because it continues to impress and get me excited. The club art was bright and loud. The fact that you can hear the music just by the art deserves 10 out of 10. The story is amazing, we are always left with a cliffhanger. This issue we got the answer who she was going to shoot, was it going to be Rick? Now we are left wanting to know what is she going to do now. Why is this boy so special to her. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 17, 2018

    And that's just it. Bendis and Gaydos have made a realistic crime comic that rings true. It's excellent. The only question is, where will they take us next? I have no idea but I know it will be exhilarating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Oct 17, 2018

    Overall, Pearl #3, adds a bit of mystery to the mythology here. For the introduction to new characters, it feels a bit misplaced. Though, curiousity still heavily exists for where it will lead. Bendis continues to craft an elegant story of a girl being torn between worlds. With art by Michael Gaydos, the book gets a colorful yet aggressive visual experience few books can offer. I've said once and I'll say it again " if you are not following Pearl you are missing out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Oct 17, 2018

    This is a gritty crime noir with a dash of romance. The art is psychedelic and cryptic which reinforces the mystery surrounding the exposition. The premise is not unique but the mystery surrounding Pearl and her tattoo is interesting. I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy seedy crime dramas. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    Definitely an interesting issue that seems to be moving towards something significant for the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Oct 17, 2018

    PEARL #3 does well in progressing the plot, however, there's nothing in the story that stands out. Michael Gaydos continues to deliver on his art in this issue with strategic color use. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 17, 2018

    Unlike Cover, Bendis and Gaydos' Pearl is a very conventional comic, exactly the kind you'd expect to get from these creators. That doesn't mean it's not a good comic " it is exceptionally put together, with some of the best art I've seen from Gaydos in quite some time " but it's also not holding many surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Oct 17, 2018

    A little more convoluted than previous issues, but still a great example of visual and written storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Oct 18, 2018

    At the end, this is an improvement over the last issue. We get to start seeing a forming of a story just the pace is taking us some time to arrive. If the pacing is improved in the next issue Pearl will be a great story. If it's more of the same as this issue, then it will be a middle of the road story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 17, 2018

    Characters remain two-dimensional, with cliche tragedies and vague Yakuza allusions used in place of actual nuance. It's a disappointing disparity that pulls away from the initially immersive reading experience, and a tension that needs to be resolved quickly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Oct 20, 2018

    The majority of the comic is about the Yakuza deliberating amongst themselves and doesn't maintain enough inertia to propel Pearl into a captivating comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ohhaimark Oct 20, 2018


    -I love Michael Gaydos's art. One of the most unique looking comics out right now. Seriously, buy the issue, if for nothing else, to see how amazing the pencils and colors are.

    -Great action scenes. This issue really made the series feel like one of the greatest action movies never made.

    -Wow. This is the first time I laughed out loud reading this series. "Shiba in Daddy's Boy All Growed Up." Hilarious!

    -That funeral scene was so well done. Bendis may be in charge of Jinxworld but its the artists who make it good.

    THE BAD:

    -The series is sadly, kind of confusing. Its mostly due to the vague script that left me scratching my head a lot.

    -I'm not a fan o more

  • 9.0
    Pretzel59 Oct 19, 2018

  • 8.5
    NoShape Dec 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    Veido Nov 25, 2018

  • 6.5
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