Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson Comic Starts This October

Mercy Thompson #1, the first issue in a six-issue miniseries by author Patricia Briggs and Dynamite, will be released October 1, 2014.  Co-written by Rik Hoskin and illustrated by Tom Garcia, the new Mercy Thompson comic book series is set within official continuity with the successful novel series, and features a story never before told in any other medium.

The storyline – entitled "Hopcross Jilly" – follows the titular heroine, a shape-shifting coyote and honorary member of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack.  When her pack stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, Mercy finds herself drawn into a mystery of the legendary fae… one that may result in her death.  Longtime Mercy Thompson fans will be rewarded to see that Mercy's step-daughter, Jesse, takes her place in the spotlight for the first time.

Patricia Briggs says, "'Hopcross Jilly' explores the darker side of the fae in a way I could never do with words alone.  The graphics remind me of the horror comics I read in the seventies, and the impact adds immeasurably to the story.  The synergy between Rik Hoskin, Tom Garcia, and I has been exciting from this side of the page – and the result is better than I dreamed it could be."

Mercy Thompson #1 will be in the August Previews catalog and slated for release in October.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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