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

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

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?


Title:Mirka Andolfo's Mercy: The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend
Edition Language:English

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

  • 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...

  • Rachel

    The art 😍...

  • Corrie

    Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy Vol. 1 – The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend is a sensual Victorian horror series (6 volumes) about otherness, damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster in...

  • Jenna

    Gory and yet not really that creepy in terms of other horror tropes. It was an intriguing concept with gorgeous artwork, but in terms of the characters and plot, it became rather convoluted and rushed...

  • 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 ...

  • Jessica

    New favourite! I'm excited to pick up more work by Mirka Andolfo....

  • 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...

  • Brooke

    First off I really enjoyed the art style. That being said I really didn’t enjoy anything else. I was bored and confused because I felt like things weren’t explained well. I wasn’t attached to an...