Mercy Thompson Graphic Novel: Moon Called Vol. 2 – Eye candy extraordinaire

moon called volume 2, patrcia briggsIt took me a little while to get around to reading the second and final volume for the Moon Called graphic novel.  What with no bookstores nearby, I wasn’t totally sure if I wanted to pay for a comic that I couldn’t see.  The first volume was beautifully illustrated, but I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy the story.  For me the Mercy Thompson series definitely suffers from FBS (first book syndrome), but seeing the story illustrated mitigated the experience immensely.

Volume 2 picks up directly after Volume 1. Adam’s daughter, Jesse, has been kidnapped and Mercy tries to help track her down.  She has to enlist help from her vampire friend, Stefan, whose camarilla may have information on where to find her.  She has to manage this on top of figuring out whose been experimenting on weres. Facing a lot of danger, Mercy has to work with vampires, werewolves and faeries while she tests her own boundaries to see where she fits into it all.

The comments from my first review remain steady when it comes to the artwork. If anything I think it’s even better than the first volume.  The story is the weakest part of this entry, but I can’t say if it’s because I was never really interested when it came to the written novels or if it was because it’s difficult to grasp the whole story when you’re limited to speech bubbles.  Sometimes it was hard to follow and I noticed a couple of continuity issues from frame to frame.  Even still, the art exceeded my expectations when it comes to this series.  I have a new way to imagine the characters.  I was really happy to see Stefan this time around and he has a significant presence. I feel like the illustrator probably liked drawing him. He’s quite the looker!  I like Mercy and Adam together, but I honestly wouldn’t have minded seeing her with Stefan in the books, and the graphic novel only makes it worse now, haha!

So all in all, I do recommend this if only to admire the beautiful illustrations, but you will definitely need Volume 1 as a companion to know everything that’s happened.

 

 

3 responses

  1. Diva

    Very cool. I didn’t know Mercy was available in graphic novel form. I will definitely buy these. Is this just going to be for the first book or are they doing more?

    April 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

  2. Kat

    I have to agree, I was hoping for Stefan too, and yes the pull of the series is not that strong for me either. I think Stefan is my fav caharacter, although Charels intriges me. I have not gotten that series(Alpha & Omega I think it’s called) since this one just didn’t thrill me like I thought it would. I thought it was just me the way people rave about this series.

    April 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM

  3. I have not seen either graphic novels on this series, but I want to. I like graphic novels on series I enjoy. Will be adding this to my book shelf sometime soon! Thank You

    April 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

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