The Pulse #1
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The Pulse #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Daily Bugle has never been a friend of the super heroes of NYC, but with profits down and the newspaper's survival on the line, J. Jonah Jameson turns the heat up a notch! Meet the Bugle’s new team of super hero investigative journalists ; Jessica Jones, Kat Farrell & Ben Urich, as they dig up the dirt on the city’s most famous heroes- no matter the cost or who gets hurt!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 20, 2004

    This is a rock-solid winner. Dialogue-driven Bendis writing a story set on an urban newspaper? A no-brainer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 4, 2004

    A fair first issue despite the absence of Jessica's P.I. identity and tendency towards strong language, but one which perhaps suffers in comparison to the high standards set by Bendis' other work in the field. Nevertheless, the development of incidental Daily Bugle characters holds a lot of promise and readers will likely be eager to see where this goes. By no means a solid gold hit from the off, The Pulse still holds a lot of promise by virtue of its down-to-earth approach to superheroics which promises a different point of view from the standard Marvel adventures many of us have grown up with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Villain Oct 11, 2016

    Most of this first issue is used to explain what will be happening throughout the comic. Fans of Jessica Jones may be a little taken aback by the mainstream writing style that is a toned down version of the character from Alias but I think there is some potential here. This book provides an interesting version of J Jonah Jameison too and gives us a chance to see The Daily Bugle from the inside.

  • 8.0
    Rolly3000 Jul 30, 2020

    This issue starts where Alias finished off. A pregnant Jessica Jones visits Jonah at the Daily Bugle, for a job as a super hero consultant, where she will be working with Ben Urich. Meanwhile, a woman’s body is found “dropped” in a lake. It’s a decent introduction with decent artwork especially if you enjoy Bendis’ writing. I miss the MAX imprint but it’s still a decent issue.

  • 9.0
    VirusVenom Aug 15, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jack Hastings Feb 13, 2017

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