Mirka Andolfo's Mercy: The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend

Mirka Andolfo's Mercy: The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend

MERCY, a goth-inspired, Victorian monster series explores topics of "otherness," damnation and redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows.

The new series by UNNATURAL's acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO is a gothic horror tale where mysteries and unspeakable sins are blend together in a unique and sensual way.

Washington State, late nineteenth century. During the frenzied historical era commonly known as the Klondike Gold Rush, a mysterious woman arrives in Woodsburgh, a small mining town close to the Canadian border.

It's been a few years since the Swanson mine was closed following the terrible accident that claimed the lives of so many men and women, included the owner's and the city it's still struggling in search for a new place on the map of the country.

Elegant and extraordinarily wealthy, Lady Hellaine arrives in the city accompanied by her faithful butler Goodwill and settles in one of the most luxurious mansions in town. A lifestyle that contrasts sharply with that of the majority of the population, forced to choose between humble crafts and illegal activities.

No one is aware of the reasons that led such a classy lady to move from Seattle to the small village, but her arrival certainly did not go unnoticed. Especially in the eyes of Lady Swanson, widow of the late mine owner and leading figure of the local bourgeoisie. Lady Hellaine's plans will bring her on a collision course with the powerful Lady Swanson, who, for reasons not entirely rational, distrusts the newcomer.

Meanwhile, the streets and surroundings of Woodsburgh are flooded in blood: a heinous creature is killing incautious citizens, wreaking havoc on their bodies. Enough to induce local authorities to impose a strict curfew after sunset.

And with the falling of the first snow, the "Woodsburgh Devil"'s fury seems to have even increased. What's the connection, if any, between this disturbing presence and the ivory-skinned stranger?

Who's Lady Hellaine, really? And what's her secret agenda?

Collects MIRKA ANDOLFO'S MERCY #1-3

Title:Mirka Andolfo's Mercy: The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534316584
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  • L. McCoy

    Oh my gosh... this was fucking amazing!What’s it about?That’s really hard to describe. I actually tried describing that to someone and they were kinda confused so I’m just skipping that.Why it g...

  • Alyssa (Books Take You Places)

    Really so good. It was gorgeous and had an intricate plot that really kept me reading. I am excited to hear there will be a “sequel” of sorts. ...

  • Anniken Haga

    I'm sorry to say that I don't quite understand all the hype around this comic. The art is beautiful and there are some interesting elements, but the story felt unfinished. There's supposed to be this ...

  • Alex Sarll

    Monsters hide among the people of an American frontier town, feeding on the humans then blending in among them – one could compare them to vampires, but both the feeding and what's left of the victi...

  • Brandon

    This reads kind of like Locke & Key, but instead it's all about the monsters and has none of the creativity of the keys themselves. Otherworldly parasites inhabiting bodies and preying on the life ene...

  • Nikki

    4.5 Stars! This graphic novel is beautiful and the story is interesting enough to keep you reading! I really cared for the characters in this book, which is saying a lot, since this is a horror graphi...

  • Theediscerning

    A pair of vampiric beasts enter a small town out in the sticks near Seattle, where a mining disaster once happened. Does their new location get them near to their new goal, or just local human cattle ...

  • Natasha Chowdory

    I...don't know that this was?The artwork is gorgeous - visceral, graphic and very emotive. However I'm not entirely sure what the story was about? Monsters from another dimension? (Some strong Locke a...

  • Tani

    This was a random impulse read, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The art is gorgeous, but the characters were also surprisingly complex, and I thought it did a good job of telling its stor...

  • Devann

    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyThe art in this is gorgeous but I have little to no idea what the actual plot is supposed to be. There are some vampire-esque things that are also pos...