The Pulse #10

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.0Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

HOUSE OF M tie-in! A startling chapter in the HOUSE OF M saga as a shocking mystery of the Marvel Universe is revealed that no Avengers fan can miss!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 18, 2005

    I can't help but love this issue's cover as it perfectly captures the reason why readers would want to give this issue a look. As for the interior art, Michael Lark has found a near perfect home for his style. Much like in Gotham Central, the lead characters of this series are for the most part ordinary people, and this issue effectively sells the moments where the super-powered elements intrude upon this world, with Hawkeye's arrival in the story being a particularly effective moment. The scene that follows is also nicely done as watching him pin her to the wall with his barrage of arrows is such a run-of-the-mill stunt for the character that I was actually surprised how terrifying it was this time out. There is also a nice moment of rising anger during the final scene as Hawkeye lashes out at the memorial statue, and how can one not be impressed by that final shot of Hawkeye as he walks off into the darkness? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jul 31, 2005

    I do recommend picking up The Pulse: House of M special. Its supposed to be a newspaper from the House of M-iverse. It summarizes the stories in the tie-in issues and mini-series, gives one an idea of the history and society of this new world, and provides a handy checklist. It allows you to understand what the crossovers are about without actually reading it. Its a piece of marketing that should be free, but is still worth the 50-cent price tag. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 31, 2005

    This is the book where Bendis can afford to be talky and ruminative, without having to worry about the genre-required action scenes. This title is about words and thoughts, and, as such, its generally well-suited to character pieces. Larks art is a perfect match. This character piece enhances and develops an important role in House of M, and targets yet more ire at Magneto (rather than just at Wanda). In fact, Clints thoughts on Wandas possible uses for him are actually quite intriguing, and more nuanced than anything that appeared in Chaos itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 31, 2005

    At only 50 cents, this is as near as dammit to free (my local shop was giving it away to anyone with a standing order) and goes beyond its remit of a mere advertising pamphlet to deliver some neat artwork and some interesting insight into some of the smaller corners of the House of M which have gone unexplored in the core title. Whilst its not going to change my mind about following any more of the tie-in miniseries, its worth picking up as a curious little novelty which isnt going to break the bank. Read Full Review

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