Comic Crypt: Image Comics’ New Horror Series, MERCY has Sold Out Premiere Issue!

Publisher has greenlit an emergency second printing

Image Comics has announced they have had to greenlight an emergency second printing of the premiere issue of their new horror series, MERCY. The comic from Mirka Andolfo has fans storming comic book stores in search for issue #1. Get more details right here below.

From The Press Release

Image Comics has greenlit an emergency second printing of Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 in order to keep up with the wild and rampant demand for the dark and delicious new miniseries that hit stores today and sold out at the distributor level instantly.

The highly anticipated Mercy #1 issue marked the first new series from Andolfo since her other Image series—Unnatural—achieved a breakout success. Unnatural in its own right was one of the most reordered trade paperbacks for Image throughout 2019.

But Lady Hellaine will not be satiated until every comic reader has their copy—and now Mercy #1 is set to outsell even its predecessor Unnatural.

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy begins when the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, sending the settlement into turmoil. As the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda?

Mercy 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, Carnival Row, and Dark Shadows. More exciting details about the goth-inspired, Victorian monster series will be unveiled as the United States release date approaches.

Andolfo presents a darker story that addresses issues far beyond typical genre-related tropes.

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1second printing (Diamond Code JAN208934) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 1.

Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.ABOUT MIRKA ANDOLFO
Mirka Andolfo is the creator of best-selling series such as Unnatural (2016, Panini Comics, Image Comics in the United States) and Sacro/Profano (2013, Dentiblù). As an illustrator, cover artist, and writer, she works with some of the most prestigious publishing houses in the world, including Image Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Walt Disney Company, Éditions Glénat, BOOM! Studios, Valiant, Dynamite, and Aspen Comics. 
About Michael Juvinall (3279 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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