Tuesday, May 24, 2011
69) Moon Called : Vol 1 by Patricia Briggs
Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...
Moon Called faithfully adapts New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs' first Mercy Thompson novel to comics. Prepare to see the fantastic characters and supernatural settings that have made her novels a hit with fans worldwide come to four-color life!
My Review :
I love the Mercy Thompson series and couldn't resist giving this graphic novel a read. However Moon Called, as fans will remember, is the first book in the series and therefore this book is not a unique story. Just a repeat with artwork to compliment it. Maybe this is a put off for some people but for me it was just a way to go back and revisit the good old days.
This book only contained 4 issues of the comics and just lays down the groundwork for the amazing plot that is to come. Moon Called was an amazing read back when it first got released and it definitely makes for good reading again. The artwork is an added bonus of course but it may not meet to some fans ideas of how the characters should look.
Some of the artwork is better than others and this is something I have noticed in the graphic novels I have taken the time to read. I really liked the 'cover' artwork and felt they captured Mercy really well. However the artwork for the main story didn't have as much detail and it wasn't as good as it could have been. Although I have to say I liked the way they drew the shifting scenes.
All in all this is a great graphic novel that lovers of the series will appreciate and enjoy. I am looking forward to coming across the next volume soon and hope that the rest of the series will also make its way onto paper in the same way. A keeper for fans and a nice way to go back to the beginning of the series and remember how it all began.