Mercy Thompson: Homecoming graphic novel review

Homecomingby Patricia Briggs
Series:Mercy Thompson #0
Published byRandom House Publishing Group on 2009
Genres:Comics & Graphic Novels, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover
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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.

This was the first graphic novel I have ever been able to finish. I’m just not a comic book person. I like picturing things in my head. To me, having an artist show me what they think it should look like ruins my own visualization. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming held my attention, though.

I enjoyed learning about how Adam and his pack got there, how Mercy got involved with the garage, and how she met Stefan. It was a chance to see things that happened before the series began. I probably would have liked it just as much if it had been written as a novella.

Considering I haven’t read any other graphic novels, I can’t comment much on the quality of the artwork or layout. As far as I could tell, it seemed to flow well. The images represented the scenes accurately.

If you are a Mercy Thompson fan, I recommend reading Mercy Thompson: Homecoming if you haven’t read it yet.

Even if you’ve never read any of the books, I think you could still enjoy this graphic novel. To me, it stands well enough by itself. Or, if you want to start the series, this is where you should start. It leads up to the events in book one Moon Called.

The Mercy Thompson series is one of my favorite werewolf series because it has a lot of action and doesn’t get bogged down by heavy romance or sex scenes.

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