Pearl #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Gaydos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
9.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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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.

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

    Pearl #5 iscaptivating story of pain, beauty, and the relationship between the two with excellent written and visual characterization from Bendis and Gaydos. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 21, 2018

    The art by Gaydos is tops. He is a great storyteller in his own right. He takes the characters and gives them all personalities and its beautifully expressive. This is some great stuff. I can't wait to read this book as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Jan 19, 2019

    The story continues to develop and you continue to want more. Michael Gaydos does such a great job with his art. I praise him each week. This issue I was really able to see how Bendis is developing the characters. Pushing it forward. This issue was a great addition to the story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 19, 2018

    Michael Gaydos pushes the limits with the art in this issue and there are many great, stylized moments throughout the story. A continually compelling story. Read Full Review

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

    This issue increased the intrigue for the reader especially the imagery created when Pearl is said to be laying on the floor in her own blood. The Pearl and Mike standoff is fierce because both characters have agency and it is unclear who will prevail at this point. While the story takes its time to develop, the payoffs are worth the wait. I highly recommend this book to fans of crime noire and stories by Brian Michael Bendis. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Dec 20, 2018

    Brian Michael Bendis tells the poetic yet vague story about Pearl's full body tattoo, while Michael Gaydos delivers consistent art with a pop of color. Overall, PEARL #5 was underwhelming for this reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Dec 19, 2018

    The narrative of Pearl is genuinely outstanding, weaving in authentically intimate character moments with larger plot threads. Read Full Review

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