The “Mercy” comics story was one of the treasures I got from the 2012 Manila International Book Fair. And I bought it primarily because it was published by DC Comics Vertigo, which reminded me of Sandman. It came as a surprise that its story is positive in character, Mercy being an entity who/which intervene in the lives of people on earth. Much like the Christian god. In the words of Paul Johnson, the story “displays a message of hope – something often missing from comics today.” This was in 1993 yet it still rings true.
* Mercy. Published by DC Comics. (c) 1993. J.M. DeMatteis – writer, Paul Johnson – illustrator, Todd Klein – letterer