Title: Lady Mechanika Vol. 1: Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse
Author: Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald
Publisher: Benitez Productions 2015
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
Discover a beautifully illustrated steampunk world of airships, monsters, and one courageous but haunted heroine...
The tabloids dubbed her “Lady Mechanika,” the sole survivor of a mad scientist’s horrific experiments which left her with mechanical limbs. Having no memory of her captivity or her former life, Lady Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as an adventurer and private investigator, using her unique abilities to solve cases the proper authorities couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But she never stopped searching for the answers to her own past. Set in a fictionalized steampunk Victorian England, a time when magic and superstition clashed with new scientific discoveries and inventions, Lady Mechanika chronicles a young woman’s obsessive search for her identity as she investigates other mysteries involving science and the supernatural.
I had been eyeing this series for awhile and finally picked up the first two trades over Christmas. And I absolutely loved it! We get a complicated yet badass female protagonist. We get some fun shadowy backstory. I loved this particular story featuring a Romani circus, a supposedly dead girl, flashes of more mystery, and some awesome fight scenes. I can’t wait see what happens in the next trade! And I definitely want to see more of Mr. Lewis.
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