Monday, August 01, 2011

Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Volume 1

Author: Patricia Briggs
Published: March 2011 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Category: Urban Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Rating: 8/10

This is the second graphic novel for Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, the first being Homecoming, which was a prequel to Moon Called. The publisher kept things consistent, with Amelia Woo illustrating again.

I feel like I read these graphic novels and have to think of it like I do when books are made into movies. As a reader of a series as well established as Mercy Thompson, my imagination has a very set idea of what the characters look like. Once you get past that, you can appreciate the graphic novel.

Of course, some cuts are made to the storyline to translate it to a graphic novel, but there is nothing egregious or horrible about the minor things that are left out for the sake of moving things along. The graphic novel definitely stays true to the regular novel. However, this volume does not cover all of Moon Called; you'll have to pick up the next volume to continue.

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