Lady Mechanic Vol 1. by Joe Benitez

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

 Lady Mechanic Vol 1 by Joe Benitez Review

As always I’m grateful for NetGalley and the publishers of this book for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have never read any steampunk before and I was more than willing to try my hand at  Lady Mechanic Vol 1.: The Mystery of Mechanical Corpse that includes 0-5. When I saw the cover of this book I was more than excited, and who won’t be. Have you seen this gorgeous cover! How can you not be curious to read this graphic novel that has a beautiful illustrated steampunk world of airships, monstrous monsters, and a bad ass courageous but devilishly haunting heroine in the Lady Mechanika.

The artwork in this book is like no other graphic novel that I have seen in a very long time. The artwork of Joe Benitez is famous in it’s own right since he is also the illustrator for so many amazing comic books such as:

Supergirl published by DC Comics

Weapon Zero published by Top Cow Productions

-Witchblade/Elektra published by Marvel and Top Cow Crossover

Just to name a few of the comics that Benitez have worked on. So you can only imagine how amazing the artwork for a futuristic world of Steampunk England would look like. The artistry is amazing and will not disappoint you nor will the story line do anything but enchant you. As a first time reading a steampunk graphic novel, this is an amazing book to start with, it will leave you 100% enchanted, never disappointed, not one bit.

Once again let me just say, the artwork is amazing. I know I said it before but I have to say it again, the artwork is jaw dropping  in it’s detail and it’s colors!

Okay enought about the artwork, let’s talk about the story. O.M.G. The story!

The story of “ Lady Mechanika” is filled to the brim with action, lots of action. There are so many different elements of mystery, thrilling suspenseful that will leave you on the edge of you’re seat if not pulling on the edge of each page of the graphic novel.

Lady Mechanika, is a lady whose amazing. Not only she is a mechanical limbs with no memory of her past. When I read about Lady Mechanika I automatically thought about Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, who also had forgotten her past in a course of character building events. If you’re a fan of Cowboy Bebop I’m sure you’ll find room in you’re heart to fall in love with this series as well. Unlike Faye Valentine Lady Mechanika is fearless if not equal in her determination in finding out who she is. Even though her memory is lost to her, her determination is  what I love the most about this character. Even though she is a cyborg by steampunk definition of the word, there is an element of vulnerability and badassory (yes that is a word) that make you not only want to fallow her story, but also make you very glad you’re not a monster standing in her way. While she is investigating the death of this mechanical corpse of a young girl, the investigation reveals a mystery about unique people that showcases horrendous experiments that make even the most SyFy version of Dr. Frankenstein look like literal child’s play.

Overall I think any manga or comic book lover will love this amazing steampunk comic book adventure of Lady Mechanika because of it’s rich illustrations, wonderful detail in story lines, as well as the thrilling mystery that it gives for readers to enjoy.

As always I’m thankful to Diamond Book Distributors via NetGalley for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review!

Happy Reading Ya’ll


About Joe Benítez

Joe Benítez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as “JLA”, “Superman/Batman”, “Detective Comics”, “Supergirl”, and “Titans” for DC Comics and “The Darkness” for Image Comics. He also co-created and penciled the sci-fi series “Weapon Zero” and the dark fantasy mini-series “Magdalena: Blood Divine” for Image. In 2005, Joe published his first creator-owned mini-series “Wraithborn” through Wildstorm. In 2009, he stepped in to finish up Michael Turner’s run on “Soulfire”. Joe is currently working on his steampunk adventure series, “Lady Mechanika”.

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