Review: Mercy Thompson #5

We’re getting closer to a conclusion on Mercy Thompson! Jill has reached an all-time level of creepy, and Jesse is in danger. Mercy05-Cov-A-GarciaThe police come to thoroughly search the house, and it leaves the family a bit shaken. Mercy seems to feel restless, and she goes off to search for answers. She’s got a lot of fae contacts, and the one she goes to now is called Zee. They speak through some sort of magic mirror, as he’s in the fae world- the “reservation”- and he pretty much looks like Thor. He’s literally holding a hammer.

Zee gives Mercy enough clues to later on piece it all together. Meanwhile, Jill calls Jesse up and asks if she’ll come over- Jill claims she is home alone and feels uneasy since two of their classmates are missing. Jesse’s a good soul, so she agrees to keep Jill company. When Marcy returns home to find Jesse’s already left, she and Adam finally realize that Jill is the fae they’ve been looking for.

It seems this arc will be concluded in the next issue; we’ll finally get our showdown. This series has been pretty low-key so far, and I’d guess the next issue will be along the same lines. It’s not terribly dramatic or action-packed, but it’s a decent story with just enough of a creep factor to keep readers interested- if ritualistic murder is your thing. I’ve enjoyed this series for what it is, but I’m ready for it to conclude. This issue wasn’t too much of anything, but it had just enough information to push the story into the next issue.

Score: 3/5

Writers: Patricia Briggs, Rik Hoskin Artist: Tom Garcia Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Price: $3.99 Release Date: 2/18/15 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital