Official Press Release
The first reviews are in, and to the surprise of no fan of Eisner and
Wizard Fan Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis, February’s THE PULSE
#1 is getting unequivocal raves.
Comics Buyer’s Guide picked the debut issue – with pencils by Bendis’
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN partner MARK BAGLEY – as “Head of the Class” of the
February titles reviewed in its “Comics In Your Future” section of CBG #1572
Bendis is well on his way to earning an advanced writer’s degree with CBG,
as their review panel also selected ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (co-written
with Mark Millar) as “Head” of its December 2003 class.
THE PULSE #1 scored an average “Grade” of “A” by the review panel of six
comic book retailers.
Here is just a sampling of some of the glowing comments…
“The concept and cast offer Bendis and Bagley remarkable storytelling
opportunities… Bagley’s art is particularly impressive… It perfectly
compliments Bendis’ story.
Grade: A+” – Cliff Biggers
“Bendis prove his versatility as a writer once again… Razor-sharp and
realistic dialogue continues to be one of the best facets of this series
along with genuine characterization and (of course) marvelous art by the
hard working Bagley. Wonderful!
Grade: A” – Jeremy Shorr
“An excellent start to yet another hit series for Bendis.
Grade: A” – Charlie Harris
Readers wanting to give the book their own early review can check out the
11-page full color preview in next week’s MARVEL PREVIEWS #5 (for books on
sale March 2004 ).
THE PULSE #1 [DEC031556], featuring appearances by SPIDER-MAN and LUKE CAGE,
goes on sale February 18th 2004 with a cover by artist Mike (MARY JANE)
Mayhew. Readers and retailers are reminded February 2004 is “BRIAN BENDIS
MONTH” and also features the premiere of what WIZARD calls the 2nd biggest
“BUZZ EVENT of 2004”, SECRET WAR!
Readers, ask your local comic book retailer to reserve your copy of THE
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