Mercury Heat #1

Mercury Heat #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Omar Francia Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Blasting out of the incredible Free Comic Book Day Mercury Heat Debut comes Kieron Gillen's World-building space epic! This ongoing monthly is pure Gillen, Mercury Heat introduces the sci-fi world of the future where individuals are identified by genetic markers and personality types to fill roles in society, the troublemakers end up on Mercury. Luiza wanted to help people, she wanted with all her heart to be a police officer. But the automated Grapevine system had other plans for her. There are only a few legal options for someone branded with her neuroprofile. As an adult Luiza's dream came true - just on Mercury where she enforces laws with extreme prejudice as a bounty agent in a world of hard-as-nails miners and cyborgs.

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Ian Yarington Jul 26, 2015

    I feel like Mercury Heat could have a long run and the idea of a Mercury police officer has a never ending possibility for story arcs. The combination of Sci-Fi material and the Mercury world building coupled with the police aspect seems like a natural fit as Gillen starts the series off strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Zom Jul 21, 2015

    By making some pedestrians uncomfortable, and unnerved from her being a bad ass, shes out here on Mercury handling a form of undercover/bounty hunter/catch-the-law-breakers police work. Its pretty cool to see her rock some cybernetic performance enhancement armor to help slam up suspects with strength/agility augmentation. Ultimately, though, Mercury Heat has potential as a sci-fi comic, but needs better structuring as the story unfolds. Im hoping it finds salvation rather than becoming forgotten space junk in the vast void of the ever-growing comic book world. Its saving grace so far is the vibrant art by Omar Francia (Legends Of The Dark Knight,Arrow) and amazing color work of Digikore Studios. Im rooting for a The Shield (TV series)/Robocop (Movie) intensity in space. Heres hopingstay tuned. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 21, 2015

    Although the art by Omar Francia is strong throughout, the writing never connected with me. Gillen chose to hold back too much information as he pushed the action in this issue. By the end of the issue I never really cared for main character Luiza, and found myself less and less inclined to pick up the next issue. I've found myself enjoying a lot of what Avatar has been offering lately, but unfortunately not here. The book assumes I will come back to learn more, but never does enough to make me want to. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 15, 2015

    Mercury Heat #1 is a bland and lackluster mess. It makes no attempt to try to engage and ease in readers to this new world and character remotely, the story is lackluster, the main character is a standard action hero that gives us nothing to work with in this issue, and there's little to no context for anything happening in the comic. Now the writing isn't too bad and there are some decent parts to artwork, but this is bad. If the comic explained things better or had a much more interesting character, this comic would be a lot better. In the end, Keiron Gillen has made far better comics with better first issues than this. Maybe come back later after more of the comic has come out, but right now, just ignore this book. It's not worth your time in the slightest. Read Full Review

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