When Dark Horse Comics gave me the chance to create my own comic years ago–a very rare opportunity at the time–I jumped at the chance to build a vivid, sci-fi setting, and a gifted, troubled young bounty hunter plying her trade through a violent, complex world. Mercy St. Clair’s stories begin in the twisted streets of New Gelaph, but over time carry her farther and farther afield, until she becomes a central player in forces at play in the distant stars . My plan is to tell a life story that stretches out over a long series of action adventures where the character’s journeys are both inward and outward.
It was an ambitious and not particularly commercial plan at the time. But I thought it was cool then, (and do so even more now) and, bless them, Dark Horse was a willing partner. We put out a solid run of books, and then I had to move on for a while to other projects. Over time, I’ve returned to the adventure of Mercy St. Clair as I could– through short stories and stand-alone tales. But until now that has been a pretty sporadic output. Which was frustrating to me as the creator, and a disservice to both the over-all Trekker story and to her followers.
All that has changed with the appearance of this website.
Trekkercomic.com has now re-presented all these original stories in order, many of them in their original black & white, with later tales told in color. And now we are continuing with all-new adventures!
Mercy St.Clair has also returned to print, with all the original tales collected in a definitive, “director’s cut” 300+ page Omnibus, from Dark Horse, and the continuing stories coming out in trade paperbacks. The first of these “The Train to Avalon Bay“, is in shops now, and picks up right where the tales in the Omnibus leave off.
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You can also visit the BLOG page for periodic Trekker-related news, my reflections on the creation and continuing production of the stories and other comics-related comments.
And check out some in-progress pages for upcoming tales at the SPOILER ALERT! page.
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