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Retour aux sources (Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels 0)

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« Les loups-garous peuvent être dangereux si vous vous mettez en travers de leur chemin. Ils ont un talent extraordinaire pour dissimuler leur véritable nature aux yeux des humains. Mais moi, je ne suis pas tout à fait humaine. »
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Published March 18th 2011 by Milady Graphics (first published August 25th 2009)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Mercy Thompson is just plain hot.

This graphic novel is a prequel to the books featuring my favorite coyote girl. She comes to the Tri-City area looking for work. Of course Mercy also finds trouble in the form of rogue werewolves that are wanting to battle it out with Adam.

Mercy tries for a teaching job then works as a mechanic for a day..then has some time as "Do you want fries with that?" waitress.
The reader gets introduced to some of the recurring characters in the series including Stefan an
Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
Hmm, I seem to be in the minority on this one. I love the Mercy Thompson series, so when I found out a prequel graphic novel existed I was jumping for joy.

Unfortunately, I didn't like:
-the story
-80% of the art (which is a must for me, I can't read GR's if I don't like the art)
-many characters were nothing like I'd pictured

...and there's the added issue of I got bored.

I don't mean to be mean or cruel, but I think I'll be sticking to the books.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
The visual medium has a distinctive way of conveying a story to a reader. Unlike movies, graphic novels encourage a reader to use their imagination based on the visual images presented (we see the artist rendering, but our minds process those pictures into a three-dimensional finished product in our minds). Honestly, I wasn't quite sold on the concept of popular, already published books translated into the graphic novel medium. Now I am! It’s just an additional way to gain exposure to one’s favo ...more
Praiz Sophyronja
I think it's safe to say that I'm a huge Mercy fan. I've read all 8 books multiple times and am anxiously waiting for books 9, 10 and 11 as well as the rest of Alpha and Omega series. BUT for some stupid reason, I never picked up the #0.5 till now and I'm slapping myself for having missed out on these issues for so long! In quality, the art is fairly mediocre but I think they followed the description from the books pretty well. I love that the artists made Zee, (who is probably my favorite fae i ...more
Dec 28, 2009 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off..If you have yet to read the Mercy Thompson series, I HIGHLY recommend it. It's an amazing addition to the Urban Fantasy genre and each book is better than the last. I'm highly anticipating the Fifth book in the series "Silver Borne". It's going to be amazing!
This however is a Graphic novel, which made me very excited when I first heard that Mercy was moving to comics. The artwork in the book is awesome and portrays Mercy awesome. It's pretty close to what I originally pictured her as
The Flooze
Mercy’s arrival in the Tri-Cities is just as eventful as you’d hope.


This GN covers Mercy’s initial meetings with Adam and Stefan, as well as how she came to work for Zee. It’s fun to see the set-up for these relationships. However, I wasn’t a major fan of the artwork.

Zee is spot-on, as is Darryl. Stefan looks a mite more frightening than I’ve ever pictured him, with his hollow cheeks and zombie-ish pallor--looking as he does, no one could ever mistake him for a member of the living. Mer
Jan 03, 2010 Kerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 7, 2010, graphic-novel
Wow, I just read my first graphic novel. And I liked it.

So have I been converted to a new book format? Unfortunately, I think the answer to that will be no. I've tried reading some of my husband's graphic novels before today and I've come to the conclusion that my brain just doesn't work in the right way to pick up the entire story in the combination of the images, words and layout. I hadn't realised how important page layout could be in a graphic novel until I tried reading one of Dave's and co
Mar 09, 2012 Ren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mercy Thompson fans, if you love werewolf story
Recommended to Ren by: I love the art, and Adam Hauptman.

This is the graphic novel for Mercy Thompson Series. and the story is prequel from Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs. There are 4 chapter in this graphic novel. The art for each chapter is different, depent who the artist that done the art.But my favorite is chapter 3 and 4,that in my opinion, have a better art from chapter 1 and 2.

The story is about Mercy Thompson, a coyote shapeshifter that try to get a newjob, after she got fired. And get a new place, some place she can call home. In the other side, she got visit
I love graphic novels but I'm also really picky about the artwork. I wasn't too excited about how Mercy looked, which was also reeeally inconsistent throughout. She would look too masculine and then suddenly oversexualized on the next page, and her face/hair/everything look completely different from the drawings of her inside the book, not to mention nothing like how she looked on the original book covers. And I loved her on the book covers, especially on Iron-kissed.

But the story was ok, as it
K. Bird
Dec 10, 2009 K. Bird rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I've been a die-hard Briggs fan from the first Mercy Thompson book and I was a little hesitant to risk the dissonance that sometimes occurs when a beloved book character is transformed into a graphic representation.

However, this version of Mercy, Stefan and (yowza) Adam Hauptman totally added to the book experience.

Granted, the gratuitous nakedness of Mercy as well as the sometimes awkward depiction of her face was a little jarring sometimes, but I felt the artist got Zee perfe
Burçak Kılıç
Sep 29, 2011 Burçak Kılıç rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Keşke seriye başlamadan ilk bunu okusaydım çizgi roman olmasına rağmen çok güzeldi :D Burda kitaplardan önce Mercy'nin kişilerle tanışma, iş bulması falan var merak edenler için özetleyeyim ;))

Mercy kurtadamlar arasında büyümüş bir çakaldır. Bilindiği kadarıyla türünün sonuncusu ve kurtların lideri Marrock onu sahiplenir büyütür. Maceramız ise Mercy'nin kendine hayat kurmaya çalışmasıyla başlıyor. Tarih öğretmenliği başvurusu için şehre gelen Mercy çakal formunda dolaşırken kurtadamların saldırı
Feb 04, 2012 Carol rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
I love the Mercy Thompson book series, and would appreciate this story in novel form. I like some graphic novels, i.e., The Color of Earth series of 3 books. However, I don't like this graphic version. I probably would not like the other graphic novels in this series either.

The graphics are interesting, especially to adolescent boys. One thing I hate is the bimbo-ization of Mercy Thompson by the cover artists of the book series and the graphic artists here. In the books, I don't picture Mercy as
Apr 17, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Homecoming’ is a graphic novel short story set in the Mercy Thompson universe. The story is by Patricia Briggs and David Lawrence with illustrations by Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo, and cover art by Daniel Dos Santos.

‘Homecoming’ is a prelude to the events in Mercy Thompson’s first book, ‘Moon Called’. Bran has just kicked Mercy out of his pack and she’s moved to the Tri-Cities to put her teaching degree to good use. But in the span of 24 hours Mercy is attacked by one werewolf pack and rescued
Mercy has arrived in the Tri-Cities to get a teaching job but an encounter with a pack of rogue werewolves leads her to a run down garage being run by a grieving fae and his young boy. A second werewolf pack pack led by Adam has been sent in to the area to destroy the rogues but Mercy just can't help getting in the way...

This story is the prequel to the series, showing how Mercy came to work for Zee, how she befriended Stefan, met Uncle Mike, and met Adam's werewolf pack. It was great to get the
Kate Lansky
I wasn't really a fan of the art style here... I know that's totally subjective, but still - I like my comic book art just a little less stylized. I don't know if it was artistic choice or not, but proportions were off, faces looked badly drawn, textures didn't always mesh, and the flow from one panel to the next sometimes left me confused... by and large, I got the impression of an untrained artist trying to swim in the deep end, and that really didn't help me as I read the story. (I'll also sa ...more
Basic plot: Mercy Thompson arrives in the Tri-cities to get a job as a teacher, but stuff happens. It's the Mercy Thompson origin story in graphic novel format!

I squeeed with glee when I found this in the 50% off bin at my local gaming/comic store, and immediately grabbed it. Seeing a 33-year-old woman squee in a gaming/comic store is an admittedly unusual sight, but that did not stop the reaction.

Mercy Thompson has been a favorite character since I found the first book, and Briggs has been a fa
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
Beautiful art work from both artists, a nice prequel story from Briggs and a very nice idea of what these characters look like. Adam, Mercy and Stefan are pretty much what I imagined. Mercy may look a little less gorgeous in my mind (and in the books as she describes herself as attractive but not gorgeous)but still striking.

These comics set up the relationship between Adam and Mercy perfectly and it makes perfect sense why they are the way they are in the first book. Sigh. I love them.

Wish I cou
Oct 14, 2009 Starling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, paranormal
This is a graphic novel. I didn't know that when I asked the library to buy it, but did before they called me to tell me it was here.

Obviously a very fast read. It is a prequel to everything else in the series. All about how Mercy came to the Tri-Cities, who she met and dealt with during the first few days, what she was trying to put behind herself, and why she stayed.

There are multiple artists so Mercy looks different in each chapter. The artist that did the cover probably didn't do any of the
I am not a big comic book, graphic novel person, but I liked this book. I liked learning more about Mercy and her history of how she came to the Tri-Cities area. Seeing her first interactions with people that are firmly part of her life was interesting.

One thing that confused me was in part of it, it was flash back and it took me a little bit to figure it out and I was lost. I thought the drawings to go with the story were good. Some people were just like I pictured them others not, so that thr
Couldn't decide between 3-4 stars on this one. Read it b/c I'm a MAJOR Mercy fan. I have to admit that I'm not usually into comics, but had to read this one for more of Mercy. The art was cool and the stories were decent. It was great to get some back story and see the characters portrayed by someone else. Just made me wish we were closer to the release of Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5)!
Sep 14, 2012 Sassafrass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Mercy Thompson series
Shelves: z-2012, z-src-fa12
I thought this was a nice prequel to my Mercy Thompson novels. This was also my first graphic novel. I really liked the format but I must say that Mercy was much more naked than I ever imagined her. LOL, I guess it’s a good way to build up a fan base. ;) I think I may try to continue with the rest of the graphic novels at some point since I had a good time with this.
Feb 17, 2010 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
This is a Prequel to the Mercy series. I have yet to read any of the Mercy Thompson books, so the highest praise I can give this graphic-novel is that it makes me want to read the series sooner than planned! Enjoyed meeting the characters, and enjoyed Ms. Briggs writing style. The artwork was okay. There was a different artist for each chapter, which for me, was weird.
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
I loved the story, but didn't care for the illustration used for the story itself (the cover art is good, but not a fair representation of the internal art) - Mercy looked frightening with freakish man thighs and ridiculous breasts. As a result, I can only give this three stars...
Enjoyed this story a lot. Nice to see why Mercy came to the Tri-Cities and how she met Adam. Also it was nice knowing how she met Zee and Tad.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Huh, this one was the prequel and the other Mercy one is based on Moon Called. Got the review for the wrong one.

You know how when you're caught up on a series, then you wait (impatiently) for the newest book and you see there's a long waiting list and all that? Then while waiting, you find there's a prequel and graphic novels to ease the wait.

I sometimes wonder whether I should read the spin offs, sequels or prequels of series I liked or thought were okay. I go for a yes and no on that one.

But b
Mar 08, 2010 Leeanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, by Patricia Briggs

I'm not normally a fan of graphic novels, but I had to check this one out because I love the Mercy Thompson series.

"Homecoming" is a type of origin-story, in that it explains how Mercy came to live in the Tri-Cities, and how she began working for Zee as a mechanic. There's also a tangle with some rogue werewolves, her first meeting with Stefan, and a trip to Uncle Mike's.

Overall I enjoyed "Homecoming," and I did like getting a chance to see some of
Really a 3.5, but not exactly a 4. The story was good, a nice intro to Mercy and Adam's arrivals in the Tri-Cities area. Mercy meets Stephan, Tad and Zee, gets in lots of trouble, and is very brave and tough. All good stuff. The character portrayals felt accurate and right.

The artwork was more problematic. The cover art is perfect; it appears to be by the same artist who did the book covers. It's Mercy, with black hair, a slim but strong build, very attractive but not exactly pretty. After than
Sep 04, 2009 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a Mercy fan so I couldn't wait to see this in art form. Enjoyed the story. It's a prequel to the Mercy Thompson series.

Heres's what I thought of the Graphics:

Mercy : She's inconsistent. Her looks change drastically. In the beginning she is hugely buff and naked compared to the rest of the book. She always has this grease spot on her face, but instead it just looks like a out of place circle. On the plus side, her hair looks good.

Mercy changing into a coyote : This was only in a couple parts
Review for book September 2009:
I really liked this graphic novel, and I especially loved that it was a new story that explains Mercy's origin in the Tri-Cities area. I am also excited for the upcoming graphic portrayals of the novels themselves.

The plot was pretty interesting and I enjoyed the unexpectedness of the art behind the plot, like Mercy fighting naked at the beginning. I also liked the unusual flow for the plot, like in the 2nd chapter its done like a flashback. The best part though wa
Giovanni Gelati
Mar 04, 2011 Giovanni Gelati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In your mind try to tie together a bar, a car garage, fae, werewolf, vampire, an unemployed teacher/shape shifter, and an auto mechanic. Okay, now you have Homecoming. Mercy Thompson has a nice time with all of it and so did I.FYI: later today we have Mark Greaney, author of The Gray Man series on our blogtalk radio show –The G-ZONE. If you can’t listen to it live, just catch it on our archives, you can do that with any of the shows we do. Here is the synopsis of the graphic novel:
“In this major
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Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na
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Mercedes Thompson Graphic Novels (5 books)
  • Mercy Thompson: Moon Called
  • Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1
  • Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 2
  • Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly

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