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Mercy Thompson: Homecoming

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009) Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence, Francis Tsai, Amelia Woo

mercy_homecomingWhat is it with supernatural fantasy authors and comic books? First Jim Butcher, now Patricia Briggs.

Not that I’m complaining. It’s fun to spend time with characters I enjoy in a medium other than I’m used to, and I of course love short stories.

So how does Mercy Thompson hold up in comic form?

My primary complaint is that her breasts are just ridiculously large. I mean, she’s a relatively small woman. She’s a mechanic. How could she work on cars with those always getting in her way? Also, in at least some of the panels, she is entirely too beautiful.

Otherwise, pretty good.

This story tells how Mercy came to the tri-cities, and ended up working as a mechanic. We get the briefest of glimpses into her childhood, but primarily the story focuses upon her meeting the characters who figure so large in her life through her stories.

I liked seeing how Mercy ended up where she did, and how she met the people (creatures) she did once she moved. If you have not read any of the Mercy books, then this would be a good introduction. If you have read the Mercy Thompson books, and don’t mind comics/graphic novels, then I recommend picking up Homecoming to see her past history.
Rating: 7/10

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