Steampunk fans rejoice! Comic fans rejoice! Heck, everybody join in and rejoice because after a six month delay, Lady Mechanika #2 will finally be released Wednesday July 13. This series has immediately captured audiences in a big way. It certainly captured the interest of the comic reviewer on Lytherus (me). If you aren’t sure what Lady Mechanika is but you are a fan of the beauty of adventurous steampunk art and fashion, please check out the review.
Here’s the official summary from the author Joe Benitez’s website:
Lady Mechanika is the newest creator-owned comic book series by Joe Benitez, inspired by the steampunk genre. “Steampunk” is all about re-imagining history, usually combining the elegance of the Victorian Era with more advanced science fiction technology.
The tabloids dubbed her “Lady Mechanika“, the sole survivor of a serial killer’s three-year rampage through England. Authorities found her locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst an undeterminable number of corpses and body parts, her own limbs having been amputated and replaced with mechanical components.
With no memory of her captivity or her former life, Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But she never stopped searching for the answers to her own past.
Set in turn of the century England, a time when magic and superstition clashed with new scientific discoveries and inventions, Lady Mechanika is about a young woman’s search for her own identity as she solves other mysteries involving science and the supernatural.
Written and illustrated by Joe Benitez with colors by Peter Steigerwald.
Finding Lady Mechanika #0, the first issue, is practically impossible in any comic store (trust me I’ve tried), and it has already been through two printings. Hopefully this initial burst of interest will not suffer for the long delay between issues #1 and #2.
I usually leave the comic book previews to the pros at Comic Book Resources, but this particular release has been so long in the making, that the news needs to be spread. This is truly a comic for everyone in love with the genre – not just the nuts like me hounding the CBR website! (original article: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=9171)
As a bonus (in case you haven’t seen it) here is a preview of the cover of issue #3 coming out … well who the heck knows when.