The Pulse #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Pooling their resources, the Daily Bugle’s new team of super-hero investigative journalists, Jessica Jones & Ben Urich, are pulled into a mystery that hits very close to home.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 12, 2004

    The idea that the cliffhanger that the previous issue offered up wasn't important was a bit off-putting, and this issue doesn't really make the murder victim into an interesting character so this issue was a bit of a let down on that side of the equation. However the identity of her killer is a very exciting idea, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the climax of this opening arc where presumably Ben Urich and Jessica Jones come to realize who the villain is, and I'm curious to see what they do with this insight. I'm also curious to discover what was the secret that this villain was willing to kill to protect, as instead of deflecting the question or sending her after a false lead, our villain decides to kill the woman outright, which is a seemingly uncharacteristic reckless move on his part. Still this issue would benefited from a couple moments that served to make Terri Kidder into a more engaging character, as we don't really get a look at the character away from her job. Even the sc Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 5, 2004

    An interesting tale of a reporter who stumbles across a dangerous story serves to interrupt the main series after only one issue. Seeds for future developments in the series seem to have been sown, but considered on its lone merits the issue is as likely to provoke indifference as any real sense of excitement. With any luck, the storyline will fulfil its potential and blossom into a more interesting crime thriller, but having explained issue #1's mystery even more fully than expected it will be interesting to see where Bendis goes from here. Read Full Review

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