Title: Lady Mechanika Vol. 2: The Tablet of Destinies
Author: Joe Benitez, M.M. Chen, Martin Montiel, Mike Garcia
Publisher: Benitez Productions 2016
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
“The Tablet of Destinies holds the secrets of the Universe…he who possesses [it] shall rule the world.” – Sumerian Legend
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika immediately drops everything to come to her aid. They embark on a globe-spanning trek filled with ancient artifacts, secret societies,and scientific curiosities, but Lady Mechanika is eventually confronted with an impossible decision: the life of her friend, or the fate of all humankind.
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 after a mad scientist’s horrific experiments left her with mechanical limbs and no memory of her past.
This volume was a great blend of Indiana Jones-esque adventure and Doctor Who episode. I loved every single pages of it. Lady Mechanika is the best female protagonist I really enjoyed this story and the big twist of the “Germans” was a hoot. I was a bit disappointed to not see more of Mr. Lewis, but maybe next time…
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