Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #2

Writer: Mirka Andolfo Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Woodsburgh Devil strikes again when another innocent victim falls into the clutches of the elusive killer. Meanwhile, Lady Hellaine invites the local bourgeoisie to a social event, attracting the attention of the powerful Lady Swanson. Subterfuge and lies emerge as the second chapter of MIRKA ANDOLFO's new project divulges a shocking revelation.

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 27, 2020

    Andolfo's art is visually stunning. From the characters to the gloriously detailed backgrounds, Andolfo crafts a world that transports the reader. There are moments where one feels a part of the scene playing out and I can't wait to see more. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt May 27, 2020

    Mercy #2 features some extremely creative storytelling, showing us multiple sides of the same mystery, all of which is supported by simply stunning artwork worth the attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins May 28, 2020

    I love a good horror story.Mercy has elements of dark romance mixed with the perfect time really set the tone for a great story. Mirka Andolfos words and art have a plan, and that plan is to tell a top-notch horror story and put you into its binds and never let go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 27, 2020

    While it doesn’t feel like any of the mysteries are any closer to being solved than they were after the first issue it’s an entertaining read which keeps the reader intrigued enough to want to return to further explore Lady Hellaine and the town of Woodsburgh. The overall effect is an intriguing otherworldly gothic tale that sucks the reader deep into the story. The art is fantastic and some of the creations contained within are sure to stick in the readers' memories long after they have put the issue down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey May 28, 2020

    Despite a slow beginning... this issue improved on the first in almost every way. The mysteries were still present, but the threads were much clearer. The characters felt more fleshed out and less one-dimensional. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg May 28, 2020

    The mine and it's destruction has something to do with Lady Hellaine's arrival. Lady Gloria's late husband and his research are part of the reason Lady Hellaine are in town as well. Is Lady Hellaine the product of his research? And why did she react to both Jon and Rory the way she did, and why was Goodwill so quick to make them both leave…he obviously doesn't want them near Lady Hellaine, but why? Lady Hellaine not being able to sense the “others” at the beginning of the issue only to have the reader discover why at the end is just one more thing that keeps this story moving at a wonderful pace. What makes this issue comic good is the subtle “not coincidences” Mirka delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 27, 2020

    Mercy is shaping up to be another successful series by Andolfo. Things might be moving along a bit slow, but the gorgeous art and constant tension make this a fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa May 26, 2020

    Beyond the confines of genre definitions, Andolfo is weaving a fabulous story full of intrigue, strong characterization, and scene defining conflict. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 2, 2020

    I really love just about everything with Mercy but I'm fearing it as a serialized book, especially launching as it did just before the pandemic got fully underway. It's one that I think is going to read a whole lot better when you have the trades and I desperately wish this was just done as an OGN and even had a hardcover edition at launch as I'd be all over that and likely jumping up and down about it. I love these first two issues but they bring out so much for the reader to take in that you really need to read them both together without a gap and likely do the same for the next couple. It's complex, beautiful, and intriguing with what it wants to do an I want more of it right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 29, 2020

    Overall, the issue is a bit complex and requires a few reads to truly let the horror of it all sink in, but it's a fantastic book and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 29, 2020

    Mirko Andolfo's Mercy #2 is a horror story with some decidedly mature moments to it. It's building up quickly and almost feels like there a bit too much story for the number of pages. I do like the juxtaposition of the social situations of characters set against a tale about a monstrous takeover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott May 31, 2020

    As for the story, well so far I'm intrigued by the premise and it mixes a lot of horror genres together which is always a tricky task to do well, but I think Andolfo pulls it off well. There is a mixture of Gothic horror, folk horror and, if not strictly Lovecraftian, there are certainly aspects that certainly fall into the eldritch and cosmic horror category and could best be described as being reminiscent of Machen or Derleth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Gabe Gonzalez Jun 3, 2020

    The strong visual language and well-crafted art combine well with the dialogue, and the horror narrative Andolfo weaves is makes this book unique. Yet, when it comes to the story, the narrative feels like it has plodded for two issues, making this a potential trade wait. Read Full Review

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