The Pulse #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

THIN AIR PART 5 The downfall of Norman Osborn and the shocking conclusion to the story that rocked the Spidey-verse! Luke Cage vs. the Green Goblin.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 12, 2004

    Bendis has mastered the ensemble concept, giving spotlit moments to each of his heroes and villains. Its a bit like watching Lou Grant: Homicide, which cant be a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Lucinski Sep 12, 2004

    The Pulse combines the bright, shiny regular Marvel Universe with the strong characters from Marvel MAXs Alias. The result is the best of both worlds well-developed characters doing whats right in the right way while we get to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 12, 2004

    Mark Bagley has always been an impressive artist when it comes to his delivery of action sequences, and this issue gives him ample opportunity to show off this ability, with two very different battles. First off we get a battle with the Green Goblin high above the streets, as Spider-Man and then Jessica Jones clash with the villain, and Mark Bagley deserves full marks for capturing the look of utter rage when Jessica tears into Norman. The second encounter is also quite impressive, as it offers up the opportunity to show off what Luke Cage's 300 lbs of muscle and steel-hard skin can do when he's ticked off at you. The art also turns in some solid emotional moments from Jessica's reaction when she learn her child is unharmed, to the shot of Spider-Man after Luke Cage has finished pummelling Norman senseless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Sep 12, 2004

    So whilst I wasnt sold on The Pulse with its first issues, it has definitely grown on me. Bendis-penned superheroics are almost always great fun to read, and the fact that hes been allowed to pursue a fairly logical status-quo changing plot which advances the Marvel Universe for the better is refreshing. Not only that, but we get a return to his splendid characterisation of Jessica Jones (who has until now been flailing in this title as a pale imitation of her former self) and some knockout action from Luke Cage, Spidey and the Green Goblin. Its a fine end to the arc, and has ensured that Ill be tuning in again in a couple of months to see how he follows up his Secret War series in this title. Read Full Review

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