MERC's run was only 12 issues long. It was one of the titles cancelled right after Shooter left Marvel. MERC appears to be one of the titles most New Universe fans enjoyed the most. MERC was the only one of the cut titles to get an annual.

From Marvel Age promos: Combat. It is what he does best. He's Mark Hazzard, a Vietnam veteran who has gone on to become a soldier of fortune, selling his fighting abilities to military causes he believes in -- or, at least, can live with. It has cost him, though. Cost him his wife. His son. The love of his parents. The other mercs are Mark's only family now. But what choice does he have? Combat is what Mark Hazzard does best.