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MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY TP (MR)

MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY TP (MR)

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MERCY, a goth-inspired, Victorian monsterseries explores topics of "otherness," damnation and redemption, andwhat it means to be a monster in a horror graphic novel perfect for fans ofPenny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and DarkShadows. This new graphic novel by acclaimedcreator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL) is a gothic horror tale where mysteriesand unspeakable sins are blended together in a unique and sensual way. Washington State, late nineteenth century.

During the frenzied historical era commonly known as the Klondike Gold Rush, amysterious woman arrives in Woodsburgh, a small mining town close to theCanadian border. It's been a few years sincethe Swanson mine was closed following the terrible accident that claimed thelives of so many men and women, including the owner's and the city it's stillstruggling in search for a new place on the map of the country. Elegant and extraordinarily wealthy, LadyHellaine arrives in the city accompanied by her faithful butler Goodwill andsettles in one of the most luxurious mansions in town.

A lifestyle thatcontrasts sharply with that of the majority of the population, forced to choosebetween humble crafts and illegalactivities. No one is aware of the reasonsthat led such a classy lady to move from Seattle to the small village, but herarrival 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.

LadyHellaine's plans will bring her on a collision course with the powerful LadySwanson, who, for reasons not entirely rational, distrusts thenewcomer. Meanwhile, the streets andsurroundings of Woodsburgh are flooded in blood: a heinous creature is killingincautious citizens, wreaking havoc on their bodies. Enough to induce localauthorities to impose a strict curfew aftersunset.

And with the falling of the firstsnow, the "Woodsburgh Devil"'s fury seems to have even increased. What's the connection, if any, between this disturbing presence and theivory-skinned stranger?Who is Lady Hellaine,really? And what's her secret agenda?Collects MIRKA ANDOLFO'S MERCY#1-6

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