The Pulse #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Jessica makes a last-ditch effort to find the missing Luke Cage. But will she ever find him? Will her life ever recover from the drama of Secret War? This issue is packed wall-to-wall with guest stars.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 21, 2005

    Michael Lark is turning in some lovely work on this title and I couldn't be more pleased that he's found a new home on this title as it's one of only a handful of Marvel titles that are trying for a more down-to-earth quality, and as such it's perfectly suited to Michael Lark's art. I mean how can one not love the opening sequence where we see Jessica tearing into J. Jonah Jameson, and his non-response to her tirade is perfectly captured by the art. The same goes for the final pages of this issue as we see Jameson is sitting on top of a major story, and I loved how the art managed to sell his internal conflict as he considers whether to run with it, or wait until he gets the full story. The art also does some nice work on the big scene involving Wolverine, as there's a lovely panel where we see the character reacts to Jessica's pity. There's also a cute little moment where Kat Farrell attempts to get Logan to make some comments on record. Also while the character is grossly overexposed Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 14, 2005

    Sexism watch: Well, cmon, Night Nurse, but otherwise Bendis realizes Misty is the voice of reason over at Heroes for Hire/Daughters of the Dragon, and if anyone is sexualized on the cover, it is Wolverine, because Mayhew takes full advantage of the new leather costume that leaves nothing to the imagination (unlike the Byrne one from the X-men cover, with shadows). Good job, then! Logan might as well be Emma! Read Full Review

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