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As a voracious reader of the late early '90s superhero comics, when I saw the title "MercWorks" I assumed I'd be reading about a grimacing team of costumed mercenaries taking on industrial polluters or somesuch. It turns out creator Dave "The 'Merc' in MercWorks'" Mercier had something better in mind -- a comic that helps readers laugh away the existential dread that both fuels and follows self-destructive behavior. Did you know it's way funnier watching a cartoon dude with a cartoon 'tude on life's emotional rollercoasters than reflecting on your own foibles? We're here to tell you, it totally is.

 

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Making MercWorks even more enjoyable is Mercier's blend of expressive linework, painterly colors and solid-hued word balloons. Mercier employs his contrast and spacing skills to great effect, for multi-paneled strips that are so impactful that they may just be reading YOU.

 

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So put on a foil hat to protect yourself from Mercier's comics' cerebral invasion and enjoy MercWorks starting today on GoComics.