Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #0
Published by Dynamite Entertainment
Published on: August 25, 2009
Genres: Graphic Novel, Werewolves
Pages: 112 pages
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Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.
When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren't bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.
The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson "Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed" have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue.
I read this graphic novel when it first came out. It is a story I really love and decided that I wanted to read through it again. Since I wasn’t reviewing when I read it the first time, I thought I would share my thoughts on it now.
This is a prequel to the Mercy Thompson series. It tells the story of how Mercy moved into the Tri-County area and how the Columbia Basin Pack became the pack in the area.
So Mercy comes to the area to interview for a job as a teacher (what she really wanted to do before becoming a mechanic). When she finds out that the school is more concerned with her ability to be a coach than her ability to teach, she gets frustrated. She decides to go on a run and comes across a rogue werewolf pack. Then a second pack comes along to help save her.
When her car is damaged in the fight with werewolves, she takes it to the closest shop, which happens to be Zee’s only he isn’t there. Tad is manning the shop. A vampire comes in and tries to intimidate Tad. Mercy steps in. Oh and Stefan makes an appearance. We even see how Mercy finds her trailer and how Adam ends up as her neighbor.
I really enjoyed this prequel to the Mercy series. I loved seeing some of my favorite characters, Adam, Daryl, Tad, Zee, Stefan and Uncle Mike. I’m not a huge fan of the illustrations in this book, though there are some that I love (young Mercy is my favorite). Some of the illustrations are very graphic. There’s quite a few of naked Mercy and others that are very gory. If you’re a fan of Mercy Thompson, I recommend you give this book a try, even if you’re not a huge fan of graphic novels. It is a great way to give them a try.