Lady Mechanika, Vol.1: the Mystery of Mechanical Corpse – Joe Benítez
Publisher: Benitez Productions
Publication date: 18 November 2015
Genre: Steampunk, Comic
Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review
I had never read a Steampunk book or comic before, so I was excited going into this comic. Because the synopsis sounded amazing and the art looked awesome.
I can only say that the comic exceeded my expectations. It was not what is thought I would be and I loved it for it. In this comic, we see the badass detective, Lady Mechanika, who is half human and half mechanical. Because this is a steampunk story it was, at first, a weird combination between 1800 victorian England and a more modern twist, with a lot of different mechanical things in it. Some things we have seen before and some things we differently don’t have yet, especially not in the 1800 century.
The artwork was beautiful and dark. The story was good and made you want more. I love that there is more than one strong woman in this story. Plus even if the women is drawn a little sexual, with a lot of curves, they are still covered up.
There is a lot of action in this story and it is amazing. There is an element of suspense, thrill and mystery. A lot of twists and turns that kept me on the edge. All of this makes an amazing graphic novel and I can’t wait to read the next volume.
So I can definitely recommend this graphic novel to you. It’s everything you want out of a steampunk story, with a badass woman, engaging plot and beautiful artwork.