JM DeMatteis And Paul Johnson's Mercy For DC/Vertigo Comes Back Into Print From Dover Books


At Bleeding Cool we've been loving what Dover Books have been doing of late, taking classic out of print graphic novels and putting them back into print in an enhanced form. So A Sailor's Story takes two Marvel volumes and combines them with an unpublished story. And Bozz Chronicles with the fill-in artist issue redrawn.

And now we move from the eighties to the nineties with JM DeMatteis and Paul Johnson's Mercy, a graphic novella fully painted and published by DC Comics twenty-one years ago in 1993.  This is how it looked back then.

Mercy - graphic novel p.47


And these are the some of the behind-the-scenes thumbnail pages that will be added in this new volume.mercypreview6





mercypreview1And Dover Books tell me this is just the start of books with DeMatteis and Johnson. Disillusioned with the English speaking comics industry, Johnson retrained as an acupuncturist and herbalist, lecturing in traditional Chinese medecine. Could this be a much welcome return to him in the medium?



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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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