Mercenaries isn’t a series one would consider to have the broadest fiction and nor is it a series with particularly memorable characters. Even so it seems Dynamite Entertainment (written by Brian Reed, art by Edgar Salazar) snagged the license and was probably thinking they’d make a tidy sum of these hired guns. Sorry to break up the party but there’s nothing, or be it very little, to gain from this shallow story of kidnap, betrayal and payback.
At only three issues, this is one of the shortest game-based miniseries available. No-nonsense-mercs, Chris, Jennifer and Mattias, all appear in the comic and are in a struggle to save their resident techie, Fiona, while also liberating Taiwan from Chinese rule. The comic dares to make some ‘shocking’ reveals about Jen’s backstory, claiming that her father had another son from a previous fling. But when it all comes down to it these characters are the epitome of cliché killers – acting before thinking and displaying all the compassion of a deflated paper bag. Since they enjoy leaving people for dead, surely it’s only fair that you return the favour.