The Pulse #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Jessica Jones is caught in a web of intrigue from which she can't escape and all she wants is Luke Cage back home safe!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 14, 2005

    It's great to see Michael Lark's work again, as his abrupt departure from Gotham Central caught me off guard, and I'm delighted to see him provide the art for this title as this book is an ideal environment for his work, as Jessica Jones is one of the more down-to-earth characters in the Marvel Universe. Now this issue gets off to an amazing start as the attack upon Luke Cage from Jessica's point-of-view has a decidedly more nightmarish quality to it when you are right there when the apartment goes up. The art also turns in a lovely little reaction shot of Jessica's fear, as I had to smile at that sour expression. The art also does some lovely work on the sequence where Ben Urich gets his mystery phone call, as I loved that little visual touch where he looks over his shoulder to make sure no one is listening to his super secret conversation. I also rather enjoyed the quiet nature of this issue's cover, though part of me is a little disappointed that the Jim Steranko inspired covers Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 7, 2005

    The last-minute rescue by SHIELD comes as a welcome release, and Jessicas as happy as we are to see old ally Clay Quartermain (what a great comic book name) again. At the end, in the rain-soaked post-traumatic wrap up so central to hostage situations (enlivened by agents with jet-packs lifting away), weve learned no more than we already didnt know about that damned titular problem. But weve been reminded of who Jessica is, and who her friends are, and why were reading this talky title in the first place. Read Full Review

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