- Publisher: Dark Horse Books (2022-04-26)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 176 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781506729336
- Item Weight: 396.9 grams
- Dimensions: 10.18 x 6.67 x 0.35 cm
The masterful saga of art, crime, loyalty, and passion by NYT bestselling, Peabody, and multi-Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman) and superstar Jessica Jones co-creator Michael Gaydos continues!
Pearl Tanaka's boss, the malevolent Mr. Miike, used to think that she was merely a highly successful tattoo artist. But now that he knows about her gift for killing, he wants to put her deadly talents to use in service of his criminal empire. Pearl, however, has just learned some very interesting things about her late mother—and now she has a completely different career path in mind.
As she travels to Japan to uncover the secrets of her heritage, Pearl hopes that by confronting Mr. Miike's boss on his home turf she can get her father freed from jail, keep her fellow tattoo artist and wannabe boyfriend Rick Araki safe, and take control of her destiny for the very first time. It doesn't work out the way she planned...
Collects Pearl #7-12.
About the Author
Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and artist. He has won five Eisner Awards for both his creator-owned work and his work on various Marvel Comics books. Starting with crime and noir comics, Bendis eventually moved to mainstream superhero work. With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000. He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel "event" storylines "Secret War" (2004–2005), "House of M" (2005), "Secret Invasion" (2008), "Siege" (2010) and "Age of Ultron" (2013). In addition to writing comics, Brendis has worked in television, video games and film. He has also taught courses on Graphic Novels at University of Oregon and Portland State University. In 2014, Bendis wrote Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels, a book about comics published by Random House.