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The Pulse, Vol. 3: Fear (The Pulse #3)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  245 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Fans of Jessica Jones have waited two years for two things: the return of award-winning artist Michael Gaydos to the pages of the books he was born to draw, and the birth of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's baby. And guess what? They're both here!
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 25th 2006 by Marvel
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Ignore the terrible cover; the rest of the art (by Michael Gaydos and Olivier Coipel) is excellent.

This was the book I was waiting for; the first two books of The Pulse were really inferior when compared to Alias, and I had to wonder if Bendis was having trouble adapting Jessica Jones to an all-ages imprint after the freedom of the more adult Max imprint. However, Bendis really found his voice for The Pulse here in the third and final volume. This was a wonderful way to wrap up the series, with
I enjoyed this series. I didn't love the colors in The Pulse issues but I believe it's a callback to the main Jessica Jones series "Alias." So I don't mind the colors, I just didn't love them. I really enjoyed being able to read a story focused on Jessica Jones. I was interested in finding out more about Jessica Jones before the Netflix series.

If you are looking for some of background on Jessica Jones. You might want to read "Alias" first but you don't have to read "Alias" to enjoy or understan
Salman Titas
And this brings the story of Jessica Jones, at least in her solo adventure, to a conclusion. (view spoiler) If you have been following Jessica Jones, then this is mandatory. The story is attractive, short enough to not get boring, and has its funny moments.

Jessica, for all her shortcomings, is a very likable character. You just love it, even when she's running her bad mouth like a rifle.

The subplot here was very interesting.
Holden Attradies
This was a very bitter sweet read for me. I was amazing seeing Jessica Jones get the old creative crew together behind the scenes (Bendis and Gaydos), and it was amazing having her finally pop the kiddo out. But it was, once again, a far too soon end to a Jessica Jones title. Worse it wasn't really even a Jessica Jones tittle, she was kind of in the foreground and from here she moves all the way into the background of New Avengers. And the overlap between this series ending and the other one sta ...more
Jessica Jones finally has her baby, and finally has Michael Gaydos draw her again. Brian Michael Bendis closes out The Pulse, which had a really weird arc, going from a Spider-Man story to a rehash of Secret War, to a New Avengers story. There’s lots of good dialogue around Jessica’s baby worries (especially from Sue Storm), and a funny subplot with D-Man, the homeless superhero. This volume felt a bit short and rushed; I guess Bendis has more important things to do.
Federiken Masters
Aug 11, 2012 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de Alias
Recommended to Federiken by: Que continuaba Alias
Broche de bronce para una serie heredera de una serie de oro. Con esto terminé de corroborar que en ningún momento The Pulse estuvo a la altura de Alias, pero que tampoco es que mande todo al cuerno. Eso sí, la pareja Jones & Cage en Nuevos Vengadores no alcanza en ningún momento la onda que tienen acá. Pero fue lindo mientras duró. Y a la vez es bueno que no durara mucho que digamos.
This gets four stars simply because it's about the baby and less mediocre than the other Jessica Jones stories. Sadly, even though she's the main character and also in the process of giving birth, she still has zero control over what's happening around her, and it's still annoying.
I'm probably irrational on the subject of Jessica Jones, but damn - love the character, love her series. The issue where she tells her daughter about the night she met Luke Cage is one of my favorite Jess moments.
Oh, my God, I missed my graphic novels! This is the first time I've read the Pulse since I had Sammy and I cried like a big girl at some parts. Need to re-read the entire Jessica Jones canon now. Bloody fantastic.
A fun read from Bendis and Gaydos. It was nice to see the beginning of Jessica Jones and Luke Cages' life as husband and wife and the birth of their daughter. Gaydos' art is wonderful and very realistic.
Shannon Appelcline
The last four issues of Pulse are very emotionally satisfying. The New Avengers annual is more of a punch-em-up, but also offers a nice coda to Jessica's story.
Finally started to get back in touch with what made Alias great, but...then it ended.
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

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