Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy is due out in March from Image Comics, and the publisher has now shared the first preview interior artwork from the book.
Like Unnatural, which wrapped up in August, Mercy is both written and illustrated by the Italian creator. This story is set in a placid mining village that is suddenly beset by brutal murders. The plot kicks into full swing when a mysterious woman in black comes to town, a mysterious woman in black that you can see below on the first cover for the book.
A press release with more info about the book and preview art can be found below. The first issue is up for pre-order now, with a projected release date of March 2020. Enjoy!
Image Comics is pleased to reveal a pulse-pounding excerpt from the forthcoming six-issue miniseries, Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy. This sneak peek at interior pages from the debut issue packs an explosive punch and teases at the possible origins behind the mysterious Lady Hellaine.
Mercy was recently released in Italy by Panini Comics and is already establishing a devoted fanbase and bestselling track record.
First announced at San Diego Comic-Con back in July, and then teased again at The Hollywood Reporter with a spine-tingling teaser trailer, Mercy will launch in the United States from Image Comics in March 2020.
Mercy begins when the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, sending the settlement into turmoil. As the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda?
“I’m so thrilled about the release of Mercy by Image,” said Andolfo. “As with every story I write and draw, there’s a lot of me inside this book, and I hope the American readers will enjoy that, as they did with Unnatural!”
Mercy explores topics of “otherness,” damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster, in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, Carnival Row, and Dark Shadows. More exciting details about the goth-inspired, Victorian monster series will be unveiled as the United States release date approaches.
After the poignant story of inclusion and self-discovery told in Unnatural, Andolfo presents a darker story that addresses issues far beyond typical genre-related tropes. Fans excited for the new series can visit gotmercy.me for bonus Mercy content, exclusive artwork, and supplemental story material.
Mercy #1 Cover A by Andolfo, Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 Cover B by Humberto Ramos, Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 Cover C by Artgerm, Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 Cover D by Enrico Marini, Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 Cover E by Marco B. Bucci, and Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 Cover F blank sketch cover will all be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 4.
Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.