Book Review

Lady Mechanika Vol. 1 Review


Lady Mechanika Vol 1 by Joe Benitez

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.

This volume collects the entire first Lady Mechanika mini-series The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse, including its prequel chapter The Demon of Satan’s Alley, plus a complete cover art gallery.

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Steampunk graphic novel with a kick ass heroine at the front and gorgeous, yes please!

This first volume introduces you to Lady Mechanika as she searches to find who made her what she is and why. We also meet the rest of the cast and even a Romani circus that make things interesting.

The art is lovely and the extra covers are a delight to see. The story telling is fast paced and it is action packed so it was a very enjoyable read and difficult to put down. The details of all the steampunk victorian mesh give me a happy heart and it is a really lovely display of fashion and engineering.

So I definitely recommend this graphic novel, and I am on my way to buying the next one.

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