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The Pulse #2: Secret War (The Pulse #2)

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  422 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Contiene The Pulse 6-9 y What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers USA.
Un volumen ligado a los acontecimientos de Secret War. Las vidas de Jessica Jones y Luke Cage han sido puestas del revés por los acontecimientos de la Guerra Secreta de Nick Furia. ¿Qué podrá hacer ella al respecto? Brian Michael Bendis ofrece un acercamiento a los aspectos más íntimos y ocultos de
Hardcover, Marvel Deluxe, 120 pages
Published March 2010 by Panini Comics España (Marvel Comics) (first published August 3rd 2005)
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Dec 21, 2011 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Christopher Mclean
Well this was interesting, but not necessarily in a good way. This volume has a much darker, gritter vibe than very vibrant, happy, light first volume. This tone seems much more fitting with Jessica and the corner of the Marvel universe she inhabits. Unfortunately the story itself is so tightly tied in with the secret wars event that I didn't feel like I got even a small portion of a complete story in this arc.

It a real shame too because the story itself does seem interesting. I like the idea of
Oct 25, 2008 Travis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
Okay, I seriously dislike Bendis, hate big crossovers and never read a single issue of Alias, why do I enjoy the Pulse so much?

Maybe, because it doesn't matter if you read Secret War or not, this story stands on it's own. The whole point is the heroes are caught up in something they don;t understand, and the story makes that work.
and despite my not being a big fan of gangsta rap Luke Cage, he and Jessica are a nice, well written couple.

My only gripes are Iron Fist was written as a bit of a dick
Aug 17, 2014 Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: digital
Really like Micheal Larks art here. He's an artist who's better when he's not drawing too many characters in capes and costumes. It's a shame he couldn't do the full arc, because Brent Andersons art looks to clumsy and muddy.
Alan Chen
Feb 17, 2016 Alan Chen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Ugh (never started a review like this but it's fitting) this is pretty fracking terrible. Anything redeeming I said about a female superhero is kind of lost in this series and knocked back 20 years. Jessica Jones is making moon eyes with her boyfriend Luke Cage when they get attacked by this huge red bomb. Chivalrously, Luke places his body in front of Jessica's and gets injured while she only sustains a broken arm. The rest of this arc is her running around like a crazy girlfriend after everyon ...more
As we left Jessica Jones, some mysterious lady was blowing up Jessica and Luke Cage's apartment. Luke shielded Jessica from most of the blast. Jessica wakes up in the hospital. She's okay and the baby is fine, but Luke is unconscious and the doctors can't operate on him or even hook him up to an IV because of his unbreakable skin. Nick Fury comes to visit and Captain America blames him for the attack. This is story falls after Marvel's Secret War cross-over, which I haven't read. It worked out t ...more
I have no idea what’s going on but I’m intrigued. (view spoiler)

In the scope of the other books, this one stood out in dragging Jessica back into the superhero world. It also promises a more legitimate plot than past books, which could bode well or badly for the entire series. After all, it’s the fact Jessica isn’t a superhero anymore and eschews it that
Tie-In crossover... what could I expect ? Well, the art got better
Superior espionage-type cold open. No idea what the fuck is going on, escalation, lots of tantalizing fragments. Two superstars going at it like this, no warning - like my last outburst at work (lacking any star let alone superstar status on my part) - no one knew where it came from, looked stunned, didn't know what to do after but were left trying to figure out what next. Life imitates art, or art imitates life? You choose!

Fury fucked around once too often, here's where we see consequences rear
See, this is a bit better than the last one. It at least feels like the Jessica Jones I know. This is partially due to the artwork, which brings back Jessica from the L'Oreal commercial she seemed to be stuck in in the last volume. It ain't no Gaydos but it's a damn sight better. Grittier, sweatier, darker, more lived in. Also it shows some of the style Alias had in breaking from the six-panel structure, even having one page with dialogue down one side, just focusing on the face, the expression, ...more
Holden Attradies
I have some mixed feelings about this volume. Part of me REALLY hated that basically a third of the whole Pulse series got hijacked by a big marvel tie in I didn't know squat about. Again, in the place of the rest of this all to short lived series it doesn't fit in well narrative wise.

Yet, after putting the book down and having digested it for a few days in my mind I found I REALLY liked it. I realized eventually that even though I had never heard of "Secret War" that the story is told so well t
Oct 18, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the focus on Jessica Jones and how the storyline of Secret War effected her. It not my favorite style of artwork but it works for a story about Jessica Jones. I enjoyed all the different players in the Marvel universe that, she interacted with and her response to them. She was just a good person looking for her boyfriend surrounded by spies and people hiding secrets. It was a nice take on a superhero story.
Nuno Gil Franco
Much like the first volume, it seems that Bendis doesn't do his homework. That scene with Wolverine is just plain stupid and Danny (and the rest of the folks guarding Luke) acting like that seems so out of the ordinary.

And while I haven't read the Secret War mini, I think that this volume should have shed some more light into the whole subject. I mean, I get that it's wrapping up some dangling plots from the mini, but there should have been some more explaining.
Jul 02, 2016 Tony rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is - and reads like - fragment of a bigger story. It has some nice character moments and it's interesting to see things like SHEILD and Hydra from another perspective but it's mostly Jessica and Co running from one person who alludes to something to the next.
Feb 22, 2016 Gaby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, read-2016
Review at Oh My Books!
Nov 29, 2015 Sylvester rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, mystery
Someone tried to kill Jessica and Luke... Do we really care? No.
Aug 14, 2014 Arturo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2005-marvel

Unlike Pulse vol.1. and Alias. This one Seems like a colossal waste of time. The least important story about a very important story (Secret War). to even read it as a small companion to it, It doesn't add anything to it. Jessica Jones being an emotional wreck, alot of drama, even from wolverine. Just adds more Confusion, more mystery, more secrets. So.. I guess that was the point. Feelin frustrated right along with the characters. I guess it did a good job at that.
Daily bugle not printing a ni
2.5 stars.
Dec 27, 2015 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I had read this at the same time as Secret War. Art was an improvement. Much more like Alias with more focus on Jessica Jones.
May 02, 2013 Doyle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was the first to introduce to me the concept that Brain Michael Bendis may be writing too many monthly titles at one time and that he was probably just phoning it in for some of them. The Pulse seemed to be the victim of his mediocrity during these few months. After loving Alias, I thought the first Pulse book was alright, but this one was just bad. I didn't finish the series.
Feb 19, 2012 Mely rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-seq-art
So, hey, the reason there was no follow-up on Secret War for Luke Cage was that it went into a completely different book with a completely different title.

I do not understand the logic of this.

But I still liked this volume a lot better than most people seem to, and I finally feel like I'm reading about Jessica and Luke again.
Feather Mista
Aug 11, 2012 Feather Mista rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans de Alias
Recommended to Feather by: Que continuaba Alias
Sin llegar a arañar siquiera el nivel de Alias, estos tomos con la vida de Jessica Jones embarazada y su nuevo laburo se dejan leer con bastante gusto. Eso sí, de los tres tomos creo que este número 2 es el más flojito. Muchísimo ruido y poquititias nueces.
Mar 26, 2008 Callum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any comic book fan!
Shelves: graphic-novels
There's a lot I could say about this book, but other than mention its special goodness I will only elaborate that it has one of the best scenes with (and most memorable quote by) the character of Wolverine that I have ever encountered.
Apr 16, 2013 Dan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really vague story that never explains itself. I don't know if the book prior explained this or if you had to read another book to know what was going on. Really not worth anyones time picking this up.
Jan 25, 2013 Brent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, fiction, superhero
Ok, I never finished the Bendis miniseries Secret War... but this look at the civilian/espionage/human side of that is well done, with fine work by artists Anderson and Lark.
Shannon Appelcline
Good writing, but ultimately too dependent upon Secret War to be a good story in its own regard; in addition, the answer to Luke Cage's disappearance is ultimately unsatisfying.
So the art is much worse than in volume 1, but I found the story a little more compelling, despite knowing dick about "Secret Wars." They sure sound intriguing, though.
This is like a different series form the first volume. Bendis gets tripped up by tying the story into one of his miniseries and the whole thing goes to hell.
Mar 23, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Weak volume of the three available but still better than 99.9% of comics pretty much well ever written.
Feb 26, 2011 Rachael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2011
It sucked. A lot.
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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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