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Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival...more
Hardcover, Graphic Novel, 112 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Del Rey/Dabel Brothers
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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
Natasha
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...more
The Flooze
Mercy’s arrival in the Tri-Cities is just as eventful as you’d hope.

**3.5**

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...more
Kerry
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...more
Ren
Mar 09, 2012 Ren rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mercy Thompson fans, if you love werewolf story
Recommended to Ren by: I love the art, and Adam Hauptman.
Re-read....

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...more
BeguileThySorrow...
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...more
K. Bird
Wow. Just....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...more
★ ßurçακ ★
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...more
Carol
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...more
ALPHAreader
‘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...more
chucklesthescot
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...more
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
Kat
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...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
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...more
Darcy
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...more
Steph
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)!
Megan
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...
Leeanna
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...more
Cathy
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...more
Tina
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...more
Bry
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...more
Giovanni Gelati
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...more
Donna
I need to say upfront that I'm not a comic book connoisseur, so this review is strictly based on my thoughts as a Mercy Thompson fan.

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is a compilation of the four comic book issues that give you four short stories on the beginnings of Mercy Thompson's life in Tri-Cities, a prequel to the Mercy Thompson series in comic book form. If you have already read the Mercy Thompson series, than you're in for a treat because throughout the graphic novel you get to see how Mercy me...more
faeriemyst
Hmm...how to start? The first graphic novel featuring Mercy Thompson is a mixed bag; the story as a whole is perfectly fine, it may not be great but it's serviceable. The illustrations are very good and attractive, however Mercy herself is not. Well, okay, the girl(s) is actually drawn well, but she's not Mercy. My first thought was, "When did Mercy go from being Native American/white to Hispanic?" Even though there are different artists and styles of Mercy used in this book, like many graphic n...more
MikeS
Many of you know of my Mercy Thompson obsession. Many have shared excitement and others have expressed concern. The reason I share this is because Patricia Briggs’ recent addition to the Mercy world comes in the form of a graphic novel. Now, given my penchant for über nerdery, I can tell you that this is a dangerous combination. Dangerous – not because it might disappoint (Mercy? Graphic Novel? Hello, my name is Mike) – but because there is now a literal visualization apart from the outstanding...more
Michelle
Nov 25, 2009 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mercy fans
Patricia Briggs has really been feeling the love for her Mercy Thompson series lately. With Bone Crossed released in hardcover earlier this year combined with her first Mercy Thompson graphic novel - Mercy fans have plenty of reasons to become giddy. For myself, I'm not really a comic book person, but I am a dedicated fangirl of Mercy and couldn't wait to catch a glimpse of her adventures in full-color.

Homecoming is basically an origin story for Mercy Thompson: how she meets both Adam and Stefan...more
Kate
I wasn't a huge fan of the artwork, but I like Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series enough to read this original graphic novel. Homecoming is more like a prequel to the series. Mercy comes to Tri-Cities to interview for a position as a high school history teacher. During her first night there, she is attacked by a pack of werewolves, but saved by a rival pack, although her car is pretty beat up. She visits a mechanic to get her car fixed and of course you know the rest. Zee looked pretty much...more
Nicole
Jul 02, 2010 Nicole rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009
This was my first graphic novel I had ever read. I'm not a huge fan of comic books and I always find the illustrations of characters a little too.....muscular and....well-endowed, which makes them a little hard to take seriously.
I love the Mercy books and have always felt the first book in the series left out a lot of the background and how Adam and Mercy came to know each other. This book answers some of those questions, as well as questions about how Stephen and Mercy met.
It was fun to see an...more
Starling
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...more
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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...more
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